Internal flights in Myanmar
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Aug 9, 2012 10:31 AM Last Post By: carolinenixon
Aug 7, 2012 4:08 PM
Aug 7, 2012 7:42 PM
1This is a scam site of a French travel agent. They will gladly take your money but will not be able to deliver you a valid ticket. They have the same scam set-up for Lao Air.
You cannot book Yangon Airways (or any domestic airline) in Myanmar online. One poster here reports he has been able to email Mandalay Air to reserve flights and pay upon arrival in Yangon. Otherwise, book through a local travel agent in Yangon.
Aug 7, 2012 7:57 PM
Aug 7, 2012 9:24 PM
3When you book the flights for domestic in Myanmar , you should try through travel agents so that you can get the cheaper rate and reliable and some travel agent and freelance tour operator deliver tickets to where you want without charges .
Welcome to Myanmar !
Aug 8, 2012 3:33 AM
4Note....it is not neccessarily a scam...this Bangkok based agent has been mentioned on here previously, with warnings about them having the 'dodgy' Lao Air website some time in the recent past....they also have/had a website very similar to Air Mandalay one....on the real Air Mandalay website they are listed as an authorised agent for AM. I inadvertently used their 'false' AM website a year ago to book a ticket. I had to pay 50% deposit up front, and then pay the remainder when I arrived at Yangon airport...where the ticket was waiting for me no dramas.
So, it is a risk you would be taking, and might work out fine, and might not.
If you don't want to use a travel agent you CAN book tickets direct thru some airline websites...but not using their on-line booking, you need to email their reservations/info email address's that are on the website. Yangon Air used to be reliable but not recently...
Air Mandalay do seem to be quite reliable, answer emails promptly with flight times/costs/etc...and you just pay and pick-up the ticket when you arrive in Yangon.
Aug 8, 2012 7:58 AM
5Interesting. They list both a Bangkok ofice and an office in France. I know people who booked Lao Air on their site, paid for the tickets and no tickets were ever delivered or waiting. Lao Air said sorry - they do not have authorization to sell tickets for us. The people were out the money they had paid and had to buy a new ticket.
Edited by: Cassiecat
Aug 8, 2012 9:37 AM
6I had to pay twice some years ago. Lao-Air had not booked me on to my flight to LP and I had to rebook direct with LaoAir in Vientiane. Luckily my CC refunded my 50% deposit paid to the French Travel Agent but I have steered clear, and warned others, about the "hyphen" company on Myanmar and Laos based airlines.
Aug 8, 2012 5:36 PM
7hey.....I dont wanna sound like I am 'endorsing' them...maybe they decided to tidy up their act after the Lao Air dramas..?? Just wanted to give another view of them from someone who had no dramas. Thing I dont like is how they try to imitate the airline websites...when I first contacted them, thinking it was AM, I noticed the website looked different but just assumed that AM had updated their website...only realised it was the Bangkok/French agent when they asked for the 50% deposit...decided to go ahead and risk/try them, and it went fine.
But I would recommend either booking thru the real airline websites themselves, or a reliable Myanmar agent.
Aug 9, 2012 8:28 AM
8Can anyone recommend a reliable Myanmar agent, I am going there for 3 weeks in Feb 2013 and want to look into internal flights.
Aug 9, 2012 10:31 AM
9try myanmar shalom, very reliable and cheaper than doing it direct with airline
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