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1hr 30m connection time - too tight?

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Hi all,

Looking at Myanmar - DMK - Krabi flight with Air Asia, the connection in DMK is only 90 mins flying from Mandalay. If we fly in from Yangon it's 2 hours. This will be on Dec 23 2019

 

Given that we'll have to deal with immigration (I've never dealt with immigration in DMK before), is 90 min connection too tight? Would it be more advisable to go for the 2 hour connection? Which will mean flying out of Yangon instead of Mandalay.

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Air Asia may have gone bust, or all the schedules changed by Dec 2019.

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Not a chance !

Air  Asia is point to point carrier  so retreive bags re check in that alone  without any delays is too tight IMHO

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6 minutes ago, poohy said:

in that alone  without any delays is too tight

And that combined with 23 Dec.

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Airasia provide fly-through between Mandalay and Krabi through DMK meaning your luggage are checked through final destination. You will need to clear immigration at DMK but that can be done inside transit area instead of arrival hall. You will need to buy Mandalay-DMK-Krabi in one ticket to get the fly-through service though.

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So once I actually looked at Air Asia website direct, looks like there's actually a 3hr lay-over, so that *should* be enough time.

 

I will be booking the whole ticket (Yangon - Krabi) direct with Air Asia - they offer that option with a layover in DMK, so all on one ticket.

 

I will be hoping to avoid check-in, but not sure what Air Asia offers hand-luggage so we'll see what happens.

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On 3/25/2019 at 9:23 PM, sanmyintmaung said:

Airasia provide fly-through between Mandalay and Krabi through DMK meaning your luggage are checked through final destination. You will need to clear immigration at DMK but that can be done inside transit area instead of arrival hall. You will need to buy Mandalay-DMK-Krabi in one ticket to get the fly-through service though.

On all my fly-through flights inbound I have to clear using the regular immigration desks IMG_7082.thumb.JPG.f5ea5e57d78f75c2d23326f4a93a56e7.JPG

 

outbound it is fast, inbound not so much.

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1 hour ago, sometimewoodworker said:

On all my fly-through flights inbound I have to clear using the regular immigration desks IMG_7082.thumb.JPG.f5ea5e57d78f75c2d23326f4a93a56e7.JPG

 

outbound it is fast, inbound not so much.

As sanmyintnuang says. If you have a fly through ticket you clear immigration at transit not arrivals. If your clearing at arrivals then you haven’t booked a fly through ticket. With fly through your baggage is checked in all the way through till your final destination. Also note, to book fly through your flights have to be with the same carrier. You have to stipulate fly through when booking your flights as it cannot be done at the check in counter later. You will be given all your boarding passes at original check in airport. 

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2 hours ago, sometimewoodworker said:

On all my fly-through flights inbound I have to clear using the regular immigration desks IMG_7082.thumb.JPG.f5ea5e57d78f75c2d23326f4a93a56e7.JPG

 

outbound it is fast, inbound not so much.

It is possible to miss the ground staff holding the placard at arrival gates for escorting passengers with fly-trough. In that case you can clear immigration at arrival and walk to domestic terminal or look for "domestic transfer" sign for immigration clearance at transit area.

 

Below is the instruction link from AirAsia for international-domestic transfer using fly-through

https://www.airasia.com/my/en/our-connections/connecting-flights.page#tabanchor

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According to some of the more jaded posters on this forum you will probably be detained and deported using such a lawless entry point.

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Forget transiting at DMK below 4 hours; alternatively just put in an extra day in Bangkok or enter from Mandalay/Rangoon via Chiang Mai with much easier immigration queues 

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Thanks all. Looking on AirAsia website, there's actually a 3hr 30m layover in DMK.

 

I must go through DMK as i'll be going Yangon - DMK - Krabi (well, that's the plan so far!)

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