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flying same day from Luang Prabang through Bangkok

Madison, WI
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flying same day from Luang Prabang through Bangkok

Any cautions about taking a morning flight from Luang Prabang to Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) so as to get an international flight out on the same day? If the LP flight is on time we would have a 2.5 hour layover in Bangkok. Are flights reliable enough and Bangkok airport navigable enough that this is doable? Thanks for any/all information!

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Vientiane
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1. Re: flying same day from Luang Prabang through Bangkok

2.5 hours should be fine. Is your luggage being booked through as well?

Melbourne, Australia
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2. Re: flying same day from Luang Prabang through Bangkok

Is it one ticket? Or two different bookings? If the former, should be ok. If the latter...2.5 hours would be cutting it fine.

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3. Re: flying same day from Luang Prabang through Bangkok

Some airlines are more prone to delays and even cancellations, particularly the low budget airlines.

I decided to spend an extra night back in Bangkok rather than risk missing a flight.

I personally think it is a risk in such a tight time frame.

Brecon Beacons...
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4. Re: flying same day from Luang Prabang through Bangkok

Our flight was delayed so might be worth staying in Bangkok overnight

Madison, WI
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5. Re: flying same day from Luang Prabang through Bangkok

Thanks all. For now on two separate tickets. so it looks like we'd have to re-check bags. I'm a neophyte: does this mean we go through immigration in LP and again in Bangkok? Maybe depends on if we leave the airport or not? Appreciate all the help, folks.

Melbourne, Australia
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6. Re: flying same day from Luang Prabang through Bangkok

Yes you will need to clear immigration and collect your bags then proceed upstairs to re-check in. That you're not leaving the airport makes no difference to immigration. It can be a long wait sometimes.

Frankly 2.5hrs not long enough.

Edited: yesterday, 13:27
Liverpool, United...
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7. Re: flying same day from Luang Prabang through Bangkok

Not nearly enough time. Even if initial flight on time. Stay the night in Bangkok

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