Myanmar airline advice
Replies: 22 - Last Post: Nov 18, 2012 1:39 AM Last Post By: silverswimmer
Feb 27, 2012 10:14 PM
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Feb 27, 2012 11:46 PM
3I used air bagan nice sandwiche and glass of orange juice, KBZ apparently is also using the route, that's if they have removed their crashed plane from runway at Thandwe and hammered the dents out lol (see other thread)
Feb 28, 2012 1:26 AM
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Feb 28, 2012 2:16 AM
6Used them all often and apart froom some delays, winter fog, have never had a problem....all are short flights ...a drink, a snack and flying relatively low there are some good views and you are there..out of the airport in no time.
A tip ...dont get to the airport too early....often its a plastic bucket seat ,a dire tea /souvenir shop and thats it.
Feb 28, 2012 5:57 AM
Feb 28, 2012 7:44 AM
8Yes you will have to pay $ US cash for all tickets and often its cheaper to buy through an agent plenty on Sule Paye Yangon
Feb 28, 2012 8:51 AM
9Re: don't get their too early : I agree that the seats are not that comfortable. On the other hand, I've been on flights in Myanmar that left a bit earlier than the scheduled departure time! Our Myanmar travel agent always writes on the inside cover of the ticket what time we need to check in and we follow that advice.
Feb 28, 2012 9:08 AM
Feb 28, 2012 9:18 AM
11None of the airlines accept credit card payments. No matter which you book, you'll settle up in crisp, US dollars once to get there. An agent can do the booking for you, and you pay them when you get to Yangon.
I was on a flight that decided to leave half an hour early. Be forewarned that the flight times are seen as a suggestion, not a rule.
Feb 28, 2012 1:13 PM
12Generally, airlines depart ahead of schedule only when all passengers on the flight have checked in. I doubt any reputable airline would leave passengers behind because the pilot wanted to get away earlier than what has been scheduled as airlines would face compensation claims if this was the case.
Feb 28, 2012 3:51 PM
13Interesting perspective, Tango. What do you think - are the airlines in Myanmar "reputable"? Are there any laws in Myanmar about compensation for missed flights if the flight leaves early. I could be wrong, but somehow I doubt it.
Feb 28, 2012 5:05 PM
14Cassiecat, I work in the airline industry and that's how it is with my airline and most airlines I know. It would take an inconsiderate captain to depart without all his/her passengers before scheduled departure time. I doubt Myanmar captains would be that inconsiderate, especially since foreigners are treated with great respect there.
As for the regulations in Myanmar, I'm not sure myself, but I can imagine a passenger would have a good case to be compensated if they were left behind due to a flight departing ahead of schedule, unless of course they had been advised earlier of a change in the departure time.
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