Shortest international flight into Thailand?

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Shortest international flight into Thailand?

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Is Penang-Hat Yai the shortest international flight into Thailand?
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Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote: Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:01 pm Is Penang-Hat Yai the shortest international flight into Thailand?
Nope. It seems any obvious short international jumps like Penang- Hat yai or Vientane - Udon Thani go by way of a hub like KL, Singapore or Bangkok.
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Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai?

Vientiane to Chiang Mai?

Pakse to BKK?
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sigmoid wrote: Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:32 pm Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai?

Vientiane to Chiang Mai?
The shortest/fastest seem to be around an hour's length.I just thought there may be a sneaky puddle jump somewhere to do a visa run if need be when I'm up that way soonish.

Kuala Lumpur (Any) - Hat Yai (Songkhla) (HDY) 1hr
Vientiane (VTE) - Bangkok (BKK) 1hr 10min
Luang Prabang (LPQ) - Chiang Mai (CNX) 1hr 10min
No direct Vientiane to Chiang Mai as far as I can tell.

Kl-Hat Yai is cheapest at $ 45.
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Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote: Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:50 pm
sigmoid wrote: Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:32 pm Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai?

Vientiane to Chiang Mai?

Luang Prabang (LPQ) - Chiang Mai (CNX) 1hr 10min
It's operated by a prop, not a jet. Maybe it's the shortest when you count distance.
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Siem Reap to Bangkok is only 40 minutes.
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Why are you interested in the shortest? Even if you could go through immigration and check in straight away to come back you still have checkin time, immigration and security at each end which is going to eat 6 hours at least ona round trip. I thinks laos requires you to stay 24 hours. Not sure what Thai immigration require on avisa run anymore but it might raise an eyebrow there if you go comebackin one day
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pczz wrote: Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:10 pm Why are you interested in the shortest? Even if you could go through immigration and check in straight away to come back you still have checkin time, immigration and security at each end which is going to eat 6 hours at least ona round trip. I thinks laos requires you to stay 24 hours. Not sure what Thai immigration require on avisa run anymore but it might raise an eyebrow there if you go comebackin one day
Thai /Cambodian land border sometimes requires a 24 hour stay in Cambodia or payment of 300 baht to the Khmer officials
no such requirement at other borders, ( except sometimes Sadao, Malaysia, but never Laos or Burma)
flying in, EXCEPT for SR airport which requires a 24 hr stay
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phuketrichard wrote: Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:16 pm
pczz wrote: Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:10 pm Why are you interested in the shortest? Even if you could go through immigration and check in straight away to come back you still have checkin time, immigration and security at each end which is going to eat 6 hours at least ona round trip. I thinks laos requires you to stay 24 hours. Not sure what Thai immigration require on avisa run anymore but it might raise an eyebrow there if you go comebackin one day
Thai /Cambodian land border sometimes requires a 24 hour stay in Cambodia or payment of 300 baht to the Khmer officials
no such requirement at other borders, ( except sometimes Sadao, Malaysia, but never Laos or Burma)
flying in, EXCEPT for SR airport which requires a 24 hr stay
Thuanks for the update. last time i went to laos you had to stay 24 hours. Was a visa condition buy it about 8 years ago
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Bkk-Phnom Penh on Emirates was nice and cheap. Evening flight only.
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