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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

How to get to | Burma

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.

Burma (aka Myanmar)

Source: Xianzi Tan

Land border crossings exist but have a myriad of rules and are often closed. Thus more visitors to Burma arrive by air. Airlines flying to Yangon (Rangoon) include:
  • Star Alliance - Air China, Asiana, Thai
  • Oneworld - none
  • Sky Team - China Southern
  • Other selected - Malaysia Airlines, several Southeast Asian low cost airlines

TIP Longhaul fares to Burma are relatively high. It is cheaper to have a longhaul ticket to Bangkok, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur and then fly to Burma on a separate ticket.

TIP In business class a Star Alliance award is good value, or including Burma on a Sky Team or Star Alliance around the world fare.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Burma eh. Aren't we supposed to call it Myanmar. Regardless you'll get a good shave huh. Thanks for the vacation ideas, I'll be checking back.