So when I heard my friend was going on a holiday in Thailand sometime in April. I asked her when she was coming back to Myanmar and we decided to travel together. I got my ticket with Airasia which were on sale. I was telling my cousin about this trip because I know she really wants to go to Myanmar and I was asking her if she wanted to come. The first thing she asked me was what airline am I gonna take to fly there. I said Airasia and she was like you’re taking Airasia?!? They just had that crash in January so the memory of that news is still fresh.
Despite that, it’s still almost a full flight. I don’t think there are many options. It was either Airasia or Bangkok Airways. Of course Airasia is the cheaper alternative.
This was my first time flying out of Don Muang airport. It’s a lot closer to the city so taxi fares were better. It’s also much smaller in scale but I was impressed that it looked really nice except when we had to go to our gate. Haha.
Immigration was fast since they were just processing all of us from that plane. My friend had to get her visa so I had to wait for her. We also had to get her bags which did not take a long while. They had to X ray it before we left the area which I thought was a bit unusual but that’s their way.
Mandalay airport is not too bad. It had ATM machines and also money changers.