Flight Review: AirAsia – Luang Prabang to Bangkok

Flight Review: AirAsia – Luang Prabang to Bangkok

Flight: AirAsia FD 1031
From: Luang Prabang (LPQ) To: Bangkok (DMK)

I flew with AirAsia from Luang Prabang to Bangkok. I booked it after comparing flights with Skyscanner. This was the return leg of my Luang Prabang trip, and AirAsia was the cheapest option again.


Luang Prabang airport is close to the city centre, and only takes about 15 minutes by car to get there. It’s next to the Mekong River and surrounded by mountains. It’s so scenic and I felt a little sad to be leaving such a beautiful place.

LPQ Airport

You can’t choose a seat when you check in online so I checked in at the airport. Checking in was easy and casual, much like the airport itself.

AirAsia check in

LPQ is a small airport but there are some food and cafe options if you are here early. The flight arrived ahead of schedule, and our flight actually left 15 minutes early. The flight was nearly full as well, so that was a bonus to have everyone be there on time.

AirAsia at Luang Prabang

Travel360 inflight magazines (in English and Thai).

Travel360 magazines

AirAsia fly to Luang Prabang from Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

LPQ-DMK route

A Thailand immigration form is provided inflight.

Thailand immigration

Food and drink is available to purchase onboard. And if you can’t go one hour without wifi there is inflight wifi available to buy. I still treasure the offline time of flying, and I always pack my Kindle.

Inflight wifi

Some in-cabin advertising, because if you want cheap flights this helps pay for your cheap ticket.

Cabin advertising

After departing 15 minutes early, the flight arrived 25 minutes ahead of schedule. So far so good, but the next hurdle was the immigration line. My record for waiting in line at Don Muang Airport is 90 minutes, so I am always prepared for the worst when I arrive here. Today though there were only three people in front of me in the queue. I even managed to avoid being caught behind some big tour groups.

DMK tour group

After breezing through immigration, I went to the baggage carousel and my bag was the third bag out. Today was one of those travel days where everything worked. Even the 10 minute wait in the taxi queue didn’t seem unreasonable after a good flight day.

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