Deal Alert: $366 to fly Brisbane to Bangkok on AirAsia X (Return)

Deal Alert: $366 to fly Brisbane to Bangkok on AirAsia X (Return)

  • Fly AirAsia X now direct from Brisbane to Bangkok (DMK).
  • One way flights can be as low as $165.
  • Flights operates four times per week.

Say "Sawadee ka! " for less now that AirAsia X have launched direct flights from Brisbane to Bangkok for as low as $165 one way or $366 for a return trip.

The carrier, hailed as the world’s best low-cost airline and ranked 48th on Skytrax World Top airlines, will operate four flights to Thailand, the Land of Smiles, every week beginning end of June, 2019. 

Economy prices starting at AU$200.50 one-way and Premium Flatbed seats available for around AU$800 one-way. Flights on slightly cheaper on the Bangkok to Brisbane direction which is where you'll find the $165 fares.

Air Asia X flight landing
The water cannon salute for AirAsiaX's inaugural flight landing at Brisbane Airport
Brisbane Airport
  • Airline: Air Asia X
  • Route: Brisbane to Bangkok (DMK)
  • Duration: 9 hours 20 mins
  • Cabin: Economy Class / Premium Class
  • When: 26th June 2019 onwards
  • Cost: $366 return

AirAsia X will fly you to the Don Muang Airport (DMK) in the Thai capital which is one of the two airports in Bangkok. Air Asia X use it's longer body Airbus A330-300 featuring 365 Economy seats and 12 Premium Flatbed seats. 

Brisbane flyers can take advantage of the new AirAsia X flights with the following schedule: 

  • XJ311 Brisbane 12:50 – Bangkok (DMK) 19:10 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays)

  • XJ310 Bangkok (DMK) 23:40 – Brisbane 11:35 +1 day (Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays)

The new route is poised to increase traffic between Thailand and Queensland, with Thai Airways as the only other airline operating direct flights on the route.

AirAsiaX vs Thai Airways
AirAsiaX vs Thai Airways

How to book

To search for your flight, you can use any of the flight booking sites such as Google Flights, Momondo, Skyscanner, Kayak or Expedia. However, for low cost airlines you're probably best to book directly with the airline. 

Here's a sample of the deals you can find booking flights directly on for BNE to DMK return:

AirAsiaX Booking Flights BNE - DMK
For $366 you can book the return trip from BNE to DMK on AirAsiaX

Economy prices from Brisbane to Bangkok (DMK) start at $250 one-way, excluding baggage and all extras. Premium Flatbed seats sell for about $800 one-way, including baggage as well as one on-board meal. 

The average flight price for travel from Brisbane to Bangkok is AU$630. With the new AirAsia X route, guests can now book even cheaper flights to Bangkok and more than 130 destinations in the ever-expanding AirAsia network.

After a nine-hour flight from Brisbane, you will land on Bangkok’s Don Muang Airport, which is 30 minutes to an hour away from the city centre.

About Bangkok

Traditional Bangkok Floating Market
Traditional Bangkok Floating Market

Bangkok is the natural place to start or end your time in Thailand. It is a year-round destination for travellers who’d love to see ornate shrines, sample the legendary local cuisine, and experience the vibrant street life. 

Famous Bangkok Railway market
Walking through the famous Maeklong Railway Market

From the imposing Grand Palace to the boat-littered Chao Phraya River or chaotic Maeklong Railway Market, this South East Asian city is a happy secret waiting to be visited. 

The vast sprawling city of Bangkok
The vast sprawling city of Bangkok

What's the catch?

Like many low cost airlines the airfares are really cheap, but you'll have to pay for basic things that come as standard on premium airlines which really start to make twice.

  • Air Asia X only fly this route four days per week.
  • The return flight from Bangkok to Brisbane is an overnight flight – that could be a long uncomfortable night in the air.
  • Expect to pay for checked luggage at $50 for 20kg each flight. Free cabin-only luggage is capped at 7kg. 
  • Picking a seat will cost you $17.50.
  • Pre booking an inflight meal costs $6.30.
  • There doesn't appear to be wifi on Air Asia X flights from Australia to Asia.
  • Changes to your booked travel dates will cost extra too.
  • Air Asia don't accept Amex cards.

Make the most of your booking

Booking flights is great opportunity to use your credit card to earn rewards – every single time you make a purchase.  If you don’t have a rewards-earning card yet, head to this rewards credit card comparison page to pick one up. 

While on the ground in Bangkok, avoid overseas card fees by using the right card. Swipe the 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard, ANZ Rewards Adventure Card or one of the Bankwest cards to make your local purchases free of foreign transaction fees! Otherwise you'll pay 2-3% overseas transaction charges on average. Compare all of the $0 travel fee credit cards before you jet off.

Air Asia typically don't charge processing fees if you pay with a Visa, Mastercard or PayPal which is really welcome. Get around Air Asia not accepting Amex cards by using an Amex card linked to your PayPal.

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