26 Sunday May 2013

Our love for Dim Sum is now available at the Central Market

Recently our favorite dim sum place opened its second location at the Central Market.  Located on the corner of the Khemarak Phomin street and the Central Market round-about, this dim sum place sets out for both the locals and foreigners.
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Since we cannot have enough of them dim sums, we just had to go there again.   The menu selection is the still same as the one near Olympic stadium.  To read about our previous article, please click here.

 

19 Sunday May 2013

Tips on flight web check-in, seat selection, baggage weight allowance

It comes to my attention that most people in Cambodia are not used to using online web check-in prior to flight boarding.   I find it quite useful to check-in online and print out my boarding pass in advance especially when you are leaving Phnom Penh at 5:30pm during rush hours.

Most 0f the airline websites will allow you to check-in 24 hours prior to the departure time.  Remember to have your reservation code (airline PNR code) on hand.  If you do not know this information, check your reservation details and/or contact your travel agent.   Once you are connected onto the airline’s web check-in portal, you will have the options to (1) enter your frequent flyer mileage program if you haven’t done  it, (2) seat selection, and (3) print your e-boarding pass.  Trust me this will save you so much time when you get to the airport.  Remember that if you have multiple segments (or connections), you will only allow to do web check-in for those segments that are within 24 hours of the departure time.  This is my observation for many of the airline websites.  There could be exception for a few airlines.

Now to arrange your seat in advance, you can either do the web check-in within 24 hours of departure time, or manage your booking online 48 hours prior to your departure date.  The second option is slightly different than web check-in because you are not able to print your boarding pass, hence it is not an online check-in.  It is simply an online tool which many airline websites offer to their customers the ability to make seat selection, enter frequent flyer mileage program, make meal selection, wheel chair request, and many other requests.  Take advantage of this and you will have a stress free time when it comes to flight planning.

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Finding out your baggage weight allowance can be cumbersome.  Often I just call the airline for a quick response.  But most of the time, I just visit the airline website and obtain their information.  Now if you have booked via a travel agency, they should also have this information if your connection flights are not too complicated and do not involve different carriers.  My rule of thumb of excess baggage or weight is try to find the airline who offers the cheapest for an extra luggage versus the cheapest per kilogram.

I hope these tips are useful for those who are flying out of Phnom Penh.   Have a safe and pleasant flight.