Lao Airlines Luang Prabang Reviews
Big time saver in Laos Sep 14, 2008
Lao Airlines has flights around Laos and to the neighbouring countres. A half-hour flight is equivalent to about 10h in a bus so it is a big time saver ... the bus journey may cost about USD10 but the airfare USD50-60.
Even on the half-hour flights, they provide a snack-box of cake, fruit and water.
Most flights seem to be delayed by about half hour.
Also, they operate a mix of Chinese and European aircraft. Even when the schedules show a European aircraft, you may find yourself flying on a newer Chinese aircraft (seems roomier and not any noisier).
There was a complication with my booking as it was done online some six months prior. My non-stop direct flight no longer operated so they routed me through the capital Vientiane.
The airport staff not very clued up and tried to collect an additional fare as I was doing three flights and only had two flight coupons (electronic equivalent). But having worked in the airline industry I managed to explain what had happened in industry-speak so they were fine.
In fact, I found their handling of all these matters to be superior, kinder and more professional than some five-star-rated airlines.
Part of the 2008 Laos, Sumatra, US, Cuba & Yemen travel blog
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