Thai Smile must be the only airline in the world that still doesn’t allow mobiles and iPads to be used during taxi, takeoff and landing. No inflight service due to COVID but a little snack and water handed out as we left the plane. I also like the deplaning by row, I wish more airlines did this
Cons: "We got drinking water after landing. Would be better to provide some snacks on the way out."
Pros: "Brilliantly safety-conscious crew but very personable."
Cons: "It would been very nice to not have to board a shuttle bus to be taken to the flight in BKK."
Pros: "Crew are efficient and friendly"
Cons: "Portion of food could have been slightly bigger"
Pros: "Good and being on time"
Cons: "So far so good for its price"
Pros: "Good meal"
Cons: "Check in and luggage drop for share code with Thai airways. It is not clear instruction when booking with Thai airways. We lost time with Thai airways but finally need to drop the luggage at Thai smil counter."
Pros: "Lovely people. Lovely service. Good food."
Cons: "Excellent price generous luggage allowance."
Cons: "An hour delay for no expressed reason is not acceptable."
Pros: "I'm very justifying for the flight."
Pros: "Airfare was reasonably priced."
Cons: "Delay. This was the third flight in a week that I encountered flight delays of up to 15-20 minutes."
Cons: "Getting our bags took a long time"
Pros: "Easy to book, travel and get around with."
Cons: "The on board snack isn’t great."
Pros: "Friendly staff overall good experience."
Cons: "Only issue is there is no alchohol on these flights."
Pros: "Our train from Chiang Mai was 2 hrs late. Our taxi driver sped us as fast as he could, but we had only 15 min from check in to the airplane take off. The counter personnel were so helpful in calling the gate for permission to board. We ran across the airport and made it thanks to Thai Smile staff."
Cons: "Vegetarian food option"
Pros: "Boarding was super fast and efficient. For a 1,5 hour flight, we were given food and drinks. Can’t find that in the US."
Cons: "Loved everything"
Pros: "Overall service including f Meals and drinks provided on flight and the ground handling and air crew all excellent."
Pros: "For a budget friendly airline you can't go wrong with Thai Smile. they were on time, food was provided free, staff was friendly."
Pros: "Flew out of BKK versus other airport in Bangkok. Easier to connect to international flights. Good service and frequent flights"
Cons: "They have sandwiches on the flights but they weren’t the best quality, I didn’t like what they gave out. We had roaches next to us crawling up the wall on our last flight, ended up finding some food Trash under our seat that was missed. not pleasant."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful, boarding was easy, flight was smooth"
Cons: "No entetainment, food just a pretty untasty sandwich"
Pros: "Great short flight. Flight attendants were really hustling to get everyone served and picked up after on such a short flight."
Cons: "When I booked with Thai Smile direct, the booking somehow added insurance. I know I did not choose insurance. Working with AMEX ;to dispute those charges. Be careful if you book direct with Thai Smile."
Cons: "The flight from BKK-VTE did not allow online check-in and had to check in at the airport. The line to check in had 10 people in front of me which then proceeded to take over 1.5 hours to reach the counter. then was the very last person to get on the flight - the plane then didn’t leave for another 30 minutes. Thai Smile managed to make a 1 hour flight to Vientiane turn into a 4-5 hour journey between arriving early, waiting forever in the counter check in line, then being driven to the plane and actually leaving. Bangkok Airways and Air Asia (don meaung) is the better option for this short journey."
Cons: "I had a fracture in my leg several days prior to my trip so had to cancal all. My thai smile tickets were booked with vayama. They r the only suppliers whom declined my request for free cancaltion or even freeze our tickets."
Pros: "Love the AirBus 320, the service, to get all the passengers a sandwich in an hour flight is amazing! Luggage delivery is amazingly fast!"
Cons: "Would like to have later flights in the evening so connections to overseas flights at BKK are easier. Otherwise, nothing!"
Cons: "Arrived to BKK international with Turkmen airlines. Found Thai Smile transfer counter in transit zone. Was refused to Thai Smile flight, was explained that they serve only customers which arrived to BKK with Thai airways. Lost my money and had to buy another ecpencieve flight from Malaysia airlines because couldn't stay in transit zone more than 12 hours and couldn't get visa on arrival. Later coldn'd find that stupid transit policy ether on Thai Smile or Kayak. If that policy in place why not publish that BEFORE people spend their money for service not provided? Very unsatisfied"
Pros: "On boar meal was great. Customer service was outstanding!"
Cons: "They don't offer more flights!"
Pros: "Ground and in flight service, food, aircraft"
Pros: "what's not to like. Free checked bag, free food, sandwich and bottle of water, soda and hot coffee and tea at no charge. All of the cheaper budget airlines charge for everything including checked bags, drinks and food. It's only a few baht/ US dollars more than the other airlines but well worth it for what you get in return compared to the other airlines such as Air Asia!"
Cons: "Nothing that I can think of."
Pros: "Friendly, well presented staff. It appears that most of the crew on the two Thai Smile flights I was on spoke a bit of English which was a plus. Clean and comfortable seating along with a decent meal."
Cons: "I would have appreciated a vegetarian option for the meal."
Pros: "Its only a short flight so there's not much time for anything to go wrong but it's good anyway. The staff are always friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Sometimes it can be difficult to hear announcements at the departure gate but apart from that no problem. Obviously there isn't any entertainment so I've left it at 5 stars. There should be a 'not applicable' option on this."
Pros: "Food is good for a short flight. The crew were professional."
Cons: "The check-in process at terrible. No instruction to follow and no one give direction on where to get boarding pass. the line for luggage drop-off was really long without people to give direction."
Pros: "Good flight, reasonable price"
Pros: "Aircraft size was big for short haul"
Cons: "Not much to dislike"
Pros: "Everything was first rate and efficient"
Pros: "Great flight. On time. The crew was polite and professional. Nice experience."
Pros: "Chaotic check in process, ok boarding process, poor entertainment and nothing for vehetarians"
Cons: "The price. This flight specifically was more expensive than others"
Cons: "Food was with meat."
Pros: "Such an amazing experience! From start to finish!"
Pros: "Only problem we encountered was a lost bag containing all my clothes. I arrived on a Friday and did not receive my bag until 2:50 am on Sunday morning"
Pros: "New and comfortable plane."
Cons: "Last call came much earlier than described at check in"
Pros: "Our flight was amazingly smooth. We had lunch, which was unexpected, and it was delicious. Flight attendants were very friendly and efficient. 10/10 would recommend."
Cons: "Being told to not use phones (in airplane mode) for quite some time before takeoff and touch down. Never been a concern in the past"
Pros: "The price is a big factor, all the rest was very good"
Pros: "The crew team was very nice, a inflight meal was offered and baggage arrived within 10 minutes of being off the plane."
Cons: "The plane was older and did not have any modern amenities. The seats were somewhat hard and not very comfortable. There was no inflight enterainment so be sure to bring a book."
Pros: "Very good quick smooth flight. On time departure and arrival"
Pros: "Staff were so friendly!!"
Pros: "Sweet and professional staff"
Pros: "I liked that they even offered food on a 1.5 hour flight. Appreciate that"
Pros: "Efficient crew with Thai graciousness, good service, unexpected snack and beverage service, on time departure."
Pros: "Good food, good service, comfy plane!"
Pros: "Nice comfortable flight, food was good"
Pros: "We arrive in our destination in one piece that’s the only thing I like."
Pros: "Nice crew, empty flight."
Cons: "Took off 26 mins late w no explanation."
Pros: "Small plane but wasn't full. No one sat in seat next to me. Friendly attendants."
Cons: "Freezing cold. Small prop plane wasn't at gate. Had to take a short shuttle ride from gate to plane which was on runway."
Pros: "On time and lots of room with plane about 30% full."
Cons: "Good poor."
Pros: "The food is great. Even for a 50 minute flight, we had a delicious noodle shrimp dish! Nice generous serving of OJ in the morning along with a large bottle of water!"
Cons: "Whoever looked after my luggage threw it so hard that it snapped the handle on the inside, so it makes it almost difficult to insert/withdraw the handle now from the bag. Very annoying!"
Pros: "Wonderful service, great food, helpful, on time! A+ airline!!"
Pros: "Spacious cabin, fed even on a short flight. Overall very impressed."
Pros: "Service, entertainment, food, beverageS, took of perfectly on time and landed 15 min before the schedule time"
Cons: "Old (A319) and dirty (outside) plane"
Pros: "The flight arrived at destination prior to schedule time."
Cons: "Average to pour Old airplane Flight attendants were busy taking care of themselves Equipment/entertainment was nonexistent"
Pros: "Full service (with meal) on 1 hour flight!"
Pros: "the food"
Cons: "the delays"
Pros: "Staff was polite and there was good food provided even though it was only an hour-long flight. Overall, it was a good experience. Not an exemplary flight, but I would fly with them again if the occasion arose."
Cons: "Plane was a bit older and more outdated than I expected for a "boutique airline." Seats were not entirely uncomfortable, but I'm not sure I would enjoy them for a longer flight. No entertainment provided, but I wouldn't expect there to be for such a short flight."
Pros: "It was all standard, nothing to praise this air line with"
Cons: "It was all standard, nothing to praise this air line with"
Pros: "I flew to SukhoThai Thailand And the plane was an ART 72-500/600 propeller plane, so don't expect any entertainment on board. The flight was an hour and 5 min long and if you don't like to feel turbulence this is not the type of plane you want to take but you don't have a choice since sukhothai airport is only one runway. Other than that it was a good flight."
Pros: "Good friendly staff. Very nice lounge. Clean and comfortable"
Pros: "Not in the mood for this section"
Cons: "Late by around one hour on a mid day Saturday flight. Had paid full price to fly at the time period and hence even mor dissatisfied with late again service."
Pros: "Food ok"
Cons: "I wish all airlines would board from rear to front. So much more efficient."
Pros: "My friend started to feel claustrophobic because the airplane was so stuffy and didn’t depart gate fore at l ast thirty minutes after expected departure time. We were not told til after fifteen minutes. All the while it was hot and stuffy. The landing was rocky and really quite scary"
Cons: "It was sweet that they offered a hot meal but I don’t eat chicken so I’m hoping the food was not wasted. They really should ask first, that way there is no waste. The staff were kind and friendly"
Pros: "Ontime, friendly service. good boarding."
Pros: "The flight got us to our destination, with minimal fuss and no frills, which is what we paid for - so while the stars I gave aren’t amazing, it was exactly what we paid for"
Cons: "The flight did get us to the final destination, how they lost our bags and as a result we missed our shuttle to our ferry. Apparently the bags never got on the HK flight and therefore probably won’t make it to us for a day or 2. Then while we were filling in there paper work to get our bag back, we missed our already paid shuttle bus. We then had to pay for a taxi, which was 4 Times the price..."
Cons: "I'd heard Bangkok Airways was the best boutique airline in Asia so I was a little disappointed. There was no vegetarian food option, blink and you missed the drink service, the plane was quite old stock but comfortable enough. Boarding wad a little confusing - multiple flights called to the same gate at the same time and not particularly good signage about what do when you got there. Having said that, the staff were be mentally polite and tried to be helpful and that they attempted any kind of service on the 40min flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap was laudable. Still better than some experiences I've had on Ryanair or Eurowings in Europe."
Pros: "Polite courteous staff and crew."
Cons: "Attitude of visiting tourists "Chinese and Russian" tourists need to learn why we use a Q."
Pros: "Comfortable space , on time, attentive crew"
Pros: "Not much!"
Cons: "At check-in, i found out that I had to either pay 4x ticket price for my luggage or buy a completely new ticket again for 2x the original price and no credit for initial ticket. So overall, very bad experience!"
Cons: "Flavour of the meals"
Pros: "Everything about the flight and the food service"
Pros: "almost all"
Cons: "The choice of drinks and the taste of coffee"
Pros: "Crew lovely, and meal served on 1 hour flight. Also use of lounge at both airports we used."
Cons: "Both flights a bit late leaving but not really a problem, seemed to make up the time on route."
Cons: "We were held up in bangkok many hours and it was unclear that I could have been waiting in the lounge with wifi- the staff did not communicate clearly and the postings about the delay was unclear and confusing I was frustrated and angered. Also arriving so late made the transport into krabi more expensive- I felt the airline was responsible."
Pros: "The pilot did an excellent job of landing in bad weather."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by about 4 hours with little information provided to us. The communication with passengers could be improved."
Pros: "Very poor boarding and disembarking using buses"
Pros: "That it was on time mostly and got us to our destination. Food was a saving grace compared to the overall experience."
Cons: "Super old equipment, no entertainment at all for an international flight at least for the longer 4 hour leg. Their motto fly boutique feel unique is a joke. You could tell they are a cheap cheap airline, they never got a gate at any airport, appeared like relegated to the far flung corners of the airport! Always busing us to and from the gates. In flight bare bones with rickety old seats. Certainly for the super budget minded a good value maybe but I won't be traveling with them anytime soon. crew kept asking me to remove my noise canceling headphones. No airline has ever asked me to coz duh that's their purpose!"
Cons: "Apart from delays it was a fine flight that got me to my destination safely"
Cons: "Why was it late ? Almost no people"
Pros: "Great service. They served food in a flight that was only about an hour in the air. It was fast and efficient. The lounge in koh samui was great"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Great staff, on Time And quick luggage."
Cons: "Food could have Been better..!"
Pros: "Service mind staffs"
Pros: "The flight was fine. I was moved from 4c to 21c. Wasn't really titled about that, but the plane was half full so it really wasn't a big deal."
Efficient like all the other flights with them. An outstanding budget airline!
Excellent service. departed on time, and arrived ahead of schedule. The whole restrictions around no food/drink is a bit weird even with Covid. Also, no mobiles and iPad use during takeoff and landing is very 2006!
Pros: "crew was efficient and friendly"
Cons: "For a 1 hour flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, they served a delicious meal and hot beverages. Great seats in business class. Nice Thai lounge in Chiang Mai airport. Would definitely fly Thai Airlines again!"
Cons: "Staff tried to accommodate my vegetarian requirements but with limited success."
Pros: "Seat not comfortable but it was an airbus so that’s normal."
Cons: "Entertainment was unusable picture sounds skipping all over!"
Cons: "We were impressed that they served food"
Cons: "The seat was too old for flight service and should be replaced soon as possible and the crew serviced like a robot especially for men. This is my first time for eco class."
Pros: "The Crew was amazing compare to the past. Very active with excellent service mind."
Cons: "Just keep the level of service mind like yesterday on flight then Thai Airways will come back again."
Cons: "Delayed, lack of information, uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "787 Dreamliner"
Cons: "Boarding organization could be better."
Pros: "The seats were super comfortable and they had lots of new movies and tv shows for entertainment. Free alcoholic bevies too!"
Cons: "No veggie food on board :("
Pros: "On time departure, big plane so window/aisle available with 2/4/2 seating"
Cons: "Not sure what the snack was, ancient entertainment system."
Cons: "Krabi airport is terrible. Cramped waiting area. Boarding gates too narrow for capacity. Aircon not coping. Worst flight information I have ever encountered."
Cons: "Nothing I wish American domestic flights were as nice as Thai’s!!!"
Pros: "The flight was comfortable, staff was friendly, and food and snacks were abundant. Loved the variety of cocktails served even in economy class, they served champagne in flute glasses."
Cons: "The screens had pretty bad resolution"
Pros: "Crew were all very amazing and the seat are great"
Cons: "This is my first time to travel thru Thai airways and it was a very nice experience."
Pros: "Food service on a one hour flight."
Pros: "Polite staff, safe environment."
Cons: "Flight was slightly delayed and took off late."
Pros: "They were very hospitable, and although it was a short flight, they fed us a warm snack. Very kind!"
Pros: "That we arrived"
Cons: "Late start, messy boarding, late arrival, got water spashed in mu face and the attendant didn't even apologize, full buses to go to the terminal an long wait for luggage. Quite poor. Also no entertainment, but that's usual on this flight."
Pros: "The crew were lovely and polite"
Pros: "Typical domestic coach flight experience... but the price was right. Had good personal tv entertainment available... but it was a short flight. Bring your own ear-phones."
Cons: "I was expecting some yummy Thai Food, but the food was strange. I eat everything... and I ate this food, but it was not good. The other 4 members of my family would not touch it. 2nd worst plane food in 200+ flights."
Pros: "Quick flight with food service and entertainment"
Pros: "Efficient and friendly staff."
Cons: "Bad choice of in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "Bus gate on arrival"
Cons: "Hard to see screen for the movie. You see your own reflection too much. Flight was delayed a a half hour."
Pros: "Just like on previous domestic flight experience, I love how Thai Airways is able to promote and provide for customer comfort and service on such short flights - something that US airlines are so incapable of providing. Not only was the A350 comfortable and spacious, the fact that they also served a meal on such a short flight is so much appreciated."
Pros: "Quick loading"
Cons: "Late luggage to the carousel by over an hour"
Pros: "Four delays. 3 hours late. Rough landing."
Cons: "Crew was polite."
Pros: "Baggage did not make connection to Phuket."
Pros: "Check in staff were very nice"
Pros: "Crew friendly"
Cons: "Poor food and boarding"
Pros: "The staff was nice and efficient."
Cons: "They didn't start boarding until very late and additionally the flight was an hour delayed. Understood that this is sometimes out of the airlines control as it may have been the airport's fault but they didn't notify the passengers why. This caused me & my boyfriend to miss a ferry we were scheduled to take in Krabi. We lost almost an entire day of our trip because of this."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Accommodation and food"
Pros: "Nice Crew , very professional and courteous. Pleasant with their service. Would recommend only once for tourism. Not for families travelling with children."
Cons: "Because the system of on arrival visa has been opened to Indian folks , entire plane was crowded with indecent , uncultured Men. Mostly drunkards who would not stop at couple of drinks. Added to their worst behavior was the airlines providing unlimited amount of Liquor that was being offered by the crew after the food was served, this was quite annoying and unexpected. Thai Airways Please stop serving Liquor for God's sake , especially for folks travelling from India (Only this route) or charge $100 THB for a drink, this would stop those free riders from messing up other tourists happy vacation."
Pros: "Clean, easy, and relatively efficient."
Cons: "It exceeded expectations for an internal domestic flight. We didn't use any entertainment facility on this short flight."
Pros: "Absolutely great"
Pros: "When boarding finally happened, it went quickly and efficiently."
Cons: "We were delayed over an hour on our flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. There were no headphones for in-flight entertainment, so you could see it but not hear anything!"
Pros: "The entertainment collection is good although I was working and did not watch it. There was no wifi offer on the flight. I am happy to pay but there is none. There are a lot of toilet stalls which is the best thing about this flight. I guess the compliment goes to the engineer or designer who decide this Boeing then."
Cons: "I found the airline has a double standard and treats people with different races differently. I am Thai and was travelling with two seniors (my parents). We checked in together but they put me in another row when the same row with my parents are vacant (two seats left). My mother seat's was an aisle seat and the air condition was stronger than other seats. The flight attendance did not do anything so my father switched his seat with hers. No one came to ask if my mother still feel cold or if my father ever feel anything. There was another Westerner who also felt cold. The flight attendance came to ask him several times how he felt and was trying very hard to accommodate him with great empathy. Then the person who sat next to me could not decide what she would like to have for dinner. There were pork and chicken option. The lady chose pork at first, opened the cover, closed it and returned it to the flight attendance asking for chicken option. The flight attendance gave the opened dish to my father. I did not tell my father and I felt very bad. I think the lady next to me was disgusting, the flight attendance was disgusting and ill responsible to the customer's well being. I think this is a very poor professional ethic. It was raining when we landed and we needed to take a shuttle to the gate. A perfect flying experience after a long trip!!! I fly long distance quite often but rarely chose Thai Airway. Every time I fly with Thai Airway, there will be something that makes me feel horrible to be born as a Thai. This will be my last time flying with Thai Airway. TG 665 Shanghai - Bangkok Seat 31 B and C please do not show any option for Thai Airway the next time I search for a flight!!!"
Pros: "Al ways friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Chiang Mai lounge worn-out. Staff nonexistent. No alcohol. Snacks economy quality.Delay 30 minutes, no explanation given. No alcohol served on domestic flights in business? Seriously? Meal no choice. Entertainment nonexistent. Airshow only. The seats look like a 70s Sci Fi B movie set. In recline I kept kicking the seat in front of me. This was all on a one hour and ten minute flight. I'll never fly them long haul."
Pros: "Flight was ok, apart from being late, flight attendants were nice telling me where to go once I'd got my luggage"
Cons: "My 1-hour flight was delayed about 45 mins, and I had a 'connecting' flight in Bangkok. Made it just in time but I literally had to sprint to the gate to make it. Though that speaks more about the inefficient Bangkok airport"
Pros: "Space and treatment like a human being."
Cons: "The plane was about 20-30 minutes late taking off. Fortunately, I still made my connecting flight."
Pros: "In an exit row seat, so plenty of space and the crew were very friendly."
Cons: "It costs more to check a bag than it does to book a ticket, this airline is a rip off"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "The check in, the ticket agent the service at baggage window the fact they over charge me for baggage the attitude and unwillingness to help or answer questions will never fly this airline again"
Pros: "This flight was on time"
Pros: "Great flight. Full but very good boarding process. Timely departure. Smooth flight and timely arrival."
Pros: "It was only a2 hour flight."
Cons: "Nothing Free! Have to pay for water! 40 baht for a 10 baht water"
Pros: "Plane was 1h late to take off but on time at landing"
Cons: "No power plug, no English magazine, no phone allowed (even in flight mode) for a 4 hours flight. So “entertainment” deserves 2 star only. As a couple travelling together, we were not seated together, which is very annoying (that was the case for other passengers too) even though a lot of single seats were empty in the plane (crew refused to let us swap places). That’s a 2 star for the crew. Food and beverage is pay only, and was real bad, that is the 1 star for food."
Cons: "I always use Kayak to book an international flight Chiang Mai to Denpasar, with my luggage checked through. But this time I went to International in Chiang Mai to check in and found that you had bungled the booking. You booked me Chaing Mai to Bangkok on a DOMESTIC flight, and expected me to get onto the next leg, International, Bangkok to Denpasar, in 2 hours. You left me only 2 hours to disembark in Bangkok, get luggage at the Domestic carousel, go through customs, take luggage to the Check In counter in the International, get boarding pass, go through customs and security. Then race to the boarding gate for my INTERNATIONAL flight to Denpasar. What a trauma. The International Air Asia check in was mobbed!! I only made it in time because staff at the check in found me by chance and put me to the front of the line. I won't use Kayak again, after using you for 15 years. You have a nerve selling such a ticket."
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "Charged me nearly the cost of the flight ticket to check a baggage even though I had already purchased bag check via kayak. Not happy at all. Fellow travelers paid substantially less not to mention the amount of empty seats / overhead space I could have used for my bag. Completely ridiculous."
Pros: "THE LEATHER SEATING."
Cons: "NOT MUCH CABIN SPACE.....HAD TO SQUEEZE MY BAG IN BECAUSE EVERYONE HAD LEFT ME VERY LITTLE ROOM."
Cons: "There was only one lady checking passports for the connecting Airasia flights...so approximately 50 in line and only one lady helping all of us. When we arrived to Krabi, our checked bags were at a different terminal so we had to go to the other side of the airport to get our bags that were sent from siem reap. Waste of 40 minutes!"
Pros: "Check in and boarding very efficient and both flights went and arrived on schedule."
Cons: "Least amount of leg room of any flight I have ever take. Being over 6 feet tall it was very uncomfortable with absolutely no room for my legs. Also no free meal or beverage service of any kind. You had to purchase food from the flight attendant crew if you wanted anything. First time I have ever been on flight where they did not offer at least free beverage service. You even had to purchase water from them. Would have been nice if they made announcement advising so you could at least bring your own. Obviously no entertainment system on aircraft."
Pros: "Several budget airlines make up their profits by fees. Didn't know this was such an airline going in. If you know going in you will be in a seat that doesn't allow enough leg room for your feet to sit flat on floor and a drink of water has a cost associated you may not be disappointed."
Cons: "Worst seat that i've ever had. At 5'6", i rarely have trouble with leg room or sleeping - not so on this flight. Seats packed so tight it was impossible to get comfortable. Flight attendants never offered water or any service on a 5 hour flight. When we asked for water, they asked for money... This takes the idea of no frills to the extreme."
Cons: "Everything the worst experience I ever had and will not be flying with AirAsia again"
Pros: "Boarding was quick and no issues with staff"
Cons: "Seats are jammed together so close unless you are under 5'5" there is no room at all. Not to mention they fill the pockets with 6 huge magazines. I'm 6' tall and I got the last seat on the plane; the seat doesn't recline at all so when people in front of me reclined their seat I had even less space. I can't say I will ever fly this airline again. It's very disappointing that there is no comfort at all in a seat. My legs were cramped and I couldn't even stretch them under the seat because my knees were jammed into the seat in front of me. In two hours my legs were totally numb."
Pros: "Safe flight."
Cons: "15kg checked bag limit (most airlines have 25kg as standard). Additionally this costed 900 Bahts which is crazy expensive!!! Line up to pay baggage fees was long and slow. No other airline appeared to have that problem. No food or drink served. No in flight entertainment. I'd go with another airline in the future. We are on a 3week holiday and taking stuff out of our checked bag to reduce the weight to 15kg was nothing short of a nightmare."
Pros: "Not a single thing"
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that the airplane was half empty but jet I couldn't sit by my friend, no beverages were served and not allowed to consume your own food or drinks either"
Pros: "The initial cost"
Cons: "First, there is no entertainment system at all. Second, even though airlines like Qantas have shown that there is no reason to turn electronic devices off before, during and after flights, AirAsia won't even allow you to have your device in flight mode. So backward! Also, you'll find that their website is not easy to deal with and they will nickel-and-dime you for everything."
Cons: "The space from the man next to me, the pilot who flew horrible. The food that was offerd only for money. Everything."
Cons: "small seats & rude staff. Didn't realize it was a budget carrier, even after reading fine print couldn't find the catch. Was charged two bag fees for same flight, bag transfer fee for connecting flight, & international transfer fee."
Cons: "I booked a flight on Air Asia from Chang Mai to Krabi during a vacation in Thailand. Luckily it was only a two hour flight because the seats are absolutely tiny. I am 6'4" and am used to having pretty much zero legroom on flights, but this was another level. I had an aisle seat and had to sit with my legs completely spread open into the aisle for the two hour flight. Don't book this airline if you are over 6ft tall and plan on flying standard economy."
Pros: "No entertainment available on my flight. Only magazines."
Pros: "Cheap travel on a no frills airline."
Cons: "Didn't realize I had to buy baggage allowance 4 hours before departure. Significantly more expensive at the airport, but the check-in staff worked with us so it was only $50USD (instead of the $250USD it could have been). Do your research on the baggage policy before traveling to avoid a hassle."
Pros: "We took off and landed on time."
Cons: "There were hundreds of mosquitos on the plane and they decided to spray bug spray after they closed the doors right before take off!! Hands down one of the most disgusting experiences of my life. They also ripped us off with our checked luggage. Not pleased."
Pros: "It felt like the cabin was not pressurized correctly. My ears were plugged for hours after the flight and I had a bad headache. Our travel companions also thought the cabin pressure was not right."
Cons: "Kayak is typically great but not when you purchases Airasia services. There is no customer service for the Americas. The app changed my flight date and I need to get a refund. Nothing. I contacted twice with 24 and 48 hrs using their form. Nothing. Don't use air Asia from the states. There's no phone number for customer service. They acknowledged my request and it's been 2 weeks with no follow up when they said they'd would with in 24 hrs. I am currently disputing the charges bc I never flew."
Pros: "Seats were okay."
Cons: "The boarding is chaotic and not organized. People cut I front and the airline didn't do anything to keep order. The flight does not even serve you water on international flights! They tried to charge me $1.50 U.S. for a cup of hot water to keep my hands warm. It was freezing. Poor experience overall."
Cons: "Had to pay hundred dollars for my bags and they charged me 80 baht for A bottle of water you need to tell people that got to pay for bags"
Pros: "The crew was smiley and nice. Boarding went smoothly. Purchased meal was decent and not terribly pricey. Takeoff and landing was very smooth."
Cons: "Boarding started 10-15 minutes late without any apology or announcements prior. Seats were very close together from row to row. Zero leg room. The seat itself was very uncomfortable and barely reclined. I'm also not very tall (5'8) so I can only imagine for taller people. The was no inflight entertainment or wifi whatsoever."
Pros: "Landed safely."
Cons: "Flight was delayed multiple hours without notice. A one hour flight became an 8 hour journey. Seats were small and uncomfortable. I was sitting next to a host of characters that were all concerned they would miss their connecting flight. No tv or entertainment on seat."
Pros: "The initial price"
Cons: "We didn't even get to take this flight. My wife ended up having to have emergency surgery. I tried to get a hold of them for a week prior to our flight to get it moved back a month but there was no way to reach a representative. I'm sure there would of been a fee but with the doctors note I was hoping they could give us a little break and just reschedule the flight. Even if they charged a fee I would of been fine with that but I wasn't even able to get a hold of someone to discuss that option. I just had to eat the ticket and rebook it later at twice the price."
Cons: "The check in people are out there to collect money from people by lying and scaring us that our hand bag won't fit in their compartment. The hand bag that fits in every single airlines that we have been on... Wont fit in air Asia. So basically they made me pay extra fees and then let me take the bag. It was such a disappointment on our vacation. Never air Asia again."
Cons: "I bougt very expensive ticket and I had to pay 2500 THB for my luggage!!!!!/it was 20 kg luggage!!/"
Pros: "The only good was landing safely"
Cons: "Air Asia is the worst! I had no idea it was a budget airline, but if low price is what you're after don't fall for the price of air Asia flights, they charge extra for a bag over the weight limit...which is 10kg lesser than competing airlines weight limits, and also any food or drink you have to pay for, and also if You are not at the front of the plane be prepared to have other choices in food or drink because they run out of the good stuff that everyone is getting, but even the good stuff is extremely poor"
Pros: "Timely flight, clean plane"
Cons: "Charge for 8 kg excess baggage was nearly $200 US !! I will never fly them again and will not allow my employees to fly them. Ridiculous fees for any food or beverage as well. Shameful behavior for any business"
Pros: "Speedy boarding process."
Cons: "Tried to pay for checked bags online 4 times and my payment was denied every time. Was then charged 1800 baht ($50) at ticket counter to check two medium sized bags. When I told the representative this, she only said that I needed to call customer service (no number provided) to complain. Staff on flight skipped over several rows, including mine, during beverage service. Despite being one of the priciest airlines I flew domestically within Thailand, they charged for everything. And not Thai prices. Will do everything in my power to avoid flying with Air Asia again."
Pros: "nothing besides nice crew on board"
Cons: "nothing free, even water on board. They are charging tripled price for bags if you did not check it in online. Personal in airport is not helpful."
Pros: "Worst airline I've ever traveled on, their baggage fees are excessive their flight was a disaster it was delayed they didn't give us any information checking in was horrendous they were very disorganized. Their seats are tiny I am 5 feet 6 inches and I barely fit comfortably. Honestly I will definitely avoid AirAsia in the future I I traveled on many other airlines and found this to be the worst."
Pros: "They offered nothing to drink during the flight and we were packed in really tight. Charges for checked baggage is also very high, much more than other airline averages."
Pros: "Nothing. Will never, ever, ever fly them again."
Cons: "First off, with no notice, they did not allow without a fee a single bag. None. And they changed $100 for the bags. Told us it was because we used Kayak, and not directly through them. It took off two hours late. Another first, I have never seen an airline not offer you water. Nothing. 2 hour flight, nothing. The landing reminded us of the old People's Express, Scare the hell out of you. Use Thai Air. Even on one hour flights they feed you and offer you refreshments and good service. I repeat, do not fly Thai Air Asia. When I return to the States, will be contacting Kayak about our experience."
Cons: "nowhere did I read that you had to pay for baggage. what I thought was a value price ended up costing much more than a full service airline."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Delay and big check in lines with no priority for people whose flight was coming up soon"
Cons: "There was a sick passenger on board and the entire flight crew attended to him. No food or drinks were served, and no attention was paid to any other passengers."
Pros: "That we got there!"
Cons: "90 minutes delay leaving due to late arrival of prior flight. Little communication from the staff as to the expected departure time. Complete CF at the airport. But once we were on the plane, it was OK. No food, no drinks, not even any water. Minimal space for the knees. No baggage at all include with the fare. I would have paid for bags in advance, but website make this impossible unless you become a "member", which mean giving all sorts of personal information that they don't need. After queuing for 30 minutes to drop my bag, I then had to wait again in a different queue to pay the bag fee."
Cons: "Be careful booking through third party vendors (kayak, booking.com, Expedia...). Air Asia is just like Spirit airlines but the website won't tell you about the bag fees, food fees, EVERYTHING HAS A FEE! They charge by weight, so when traveling be ready to spend an extra 500-900 baht for 17-20 kilos in luggage weight. Also, when boarding the crew has no communication skills or control. They announced boarding for certain passengers and it became anarchy with everyone flooding to the front and forcing their way first. MAJOR SECURITY ISSUE!! We feel tricked and will never use either booking.com or Air Asia ever again!! James A. Guyot"
Pros: "Crew and flight was ok."
Cons: "The extreme surplus on the weight of the luggeage is not in line with other agencies when traveling out of europe. Or the minimum of 15 kg is too low, not in line."
Pros: "Terrible, nothing was positive"
Cons: "As far as what we didn't like, there was a price to pay for the low cost of our flight tickets. The airline's hidden fees are unbelievable. My husband and I paid an astronomical up charge for checked baggage based on merely the timing of when we checked in our baggage. Should we have notified our checked in baggage hours or days earlier it would have been 'much cheaper.' Yet, the website poorly emphasized this baggage policy during purchase. The airline itself is terrible. No beverages for customers without purchase, which is understandable (I guess) if it's a budget airline but in addition, outside food and beverage is not allowed. I felt like the entire flight was a classroom for passengers to be scolded if they looked even slightly comfortable. Not to mention the hidden fees of air Asia makes it far from a budget airline. Air Asia should be removed from kayak - will never fly with them again. Fly Thai air!!!"
Cons: "Couldn't check in online. Their website kept crashing. We tried to pay for bags but couldn't. At airport they charge us 5000 baht, almost 10 times the online rate. Tried to explain our situation. And they didn't care. Not willing to help us at all. Felt held hostage. No boarding pass without payment."
Cons: "The ABSURDLY high hidden luggage fees are ridiculous. Even beverages on board the flight are for purchase only; I didn't think an airline could do that with water. Will absolutely never fly with this airlines again."