Cheap air in Asia abounds -- how to find it?
Attitude Travel Finds Cheap Asia AirYour student travel goal: cheap tickets to Thailand. Does $48.50 USD roundtrip Bangkok - Phuket work? Found it on One Two Go Thailand airline. Found that through Attitude Travel's Asia air section.
Wish the site had an Asia air price comparison table, but just finding obscure (to us) Asia airlines like Tiger Airways or Air Do is pretty bonus. Find cheap Asia air by country or airline...countries and airports covered: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Many Asia airfares are in the originating country's currency -- you'll need a currency converter while you surf Asia airline websites. Try the XE currency converter.
Discovery AirpassFrom the fantastically thorough folks at Travelfish, a great Southeast Asia travel site for backpackers and flashpackers, came news of a cool way to fly cheaply in Southeast Asia: the Discovery Airpass.
The Discovery Airpass works on a coupon system from Bangkok Airways, Lao Airlines and Siem Reap Airways. Most of the participating airlines' routes are included, and dates are flexible, though all coupons (you must purchase a minimum of three) must be used within two months of the first flight. You probably can't purchase the pass in Thailand, and probably must purchase through a travel agent.
Learn more about the pass and where to buy:
Related reading: Student Travel in Asia