By Paula Parker
Are you looking for cheap flights to Phuket?
With a little bit of research you will find there are many budget airlines that offer cheap flights into Phuket.
If you are prepared to travel on a low cost carrier you can find some great flight deals that will fit any travellers budget.
You will find cheap flight deals to Phuket from most of the Asian, some European and Australian capital cities with carriers like:
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The easiest way to find flights that best suit your budget is by doing a little research.
You could spend hour trawling through all the airlines websites, but that could take hours.
We like to use Skyscanner to assist us in finding the best deals.
A good tip is to sign up to get price alerts from Skyscanner to receive updates and up to date special deals.
Over the years we have flown with many budget airlines.
Some of the flights have been direct flights into Phuket and others with short stopovers along the way.
The low cost carriers that we have flown with include Jetstar, Air Asia and Air Asia X, Virgin Australia and Scoot.
Like all budget carriers if you want the extras you will have to pay.
But if you are prepared to do your research and book online you will find a host of cheap flights to Phuket.
Air Asia X have great deals for flights from London and Dubai and from the Australian ports of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and the Gold Coast.
Air Asia X fly direct to Kuala Lumpur and then a short one hour flight onto Phuket.
You will find the seats on Air Asia X are not as wide as most airlines and there is restricted legroom for tall people.
We recommend that you pick your seats and try to get seats with extra leg room. Or pay the extra and book the XL seats for long-haul overnight flights.
If you get a good deal on the XL seats they are still a
cheaper option compared to booking first or business class with the major
Overall we have found Air Asia X great to fly with and for the price, we have no complaints.
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On a recent trip to Phuket from the Gold Coast, Australia.
We saved over 50% on the cost of our flights compared to friends that we made on the same flights that were booked by a travel agent.