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| My flying experience Bangkok DMK to Singapore with Thai AirAsia was a curious mixture of positives and negatives. AirAsia uses the older Don Mueang Airport to serve Bangkok. This was convenient for me as it is located quite close to my hotel, the Rama Gardens. DMK was considerably more crowded and run-down since the last time I visited when it was Bangkok's principal airport. The check-in counters are not well identified with signs, and I had to wander for a while and ask for guidance before I found the appropriate location. The Premium Flex add-on to the low DMK-SIN base fare costs about $30 USD and gives the passenger several priorities, including a separate check-in line, preferred boarding, more comfortable seating, a choice of hot meals, and 20 Kg of luggage. Once located, the check-in process was polite and efficient. Passport and security checks went reasonably quickly, but the terminal's air conditioning system didn't seem up to the challenge of the Thai sun and the teeming crowds. The boarding areas had more windows, but with the great views of the active runways came even more heat. The boarding process went smoothly. I had chosen one of the “Hot Seats” - the window seat in the forward, over-wing exit row. Except for these rows, which were empty, the flight was completely full. I don't know if this is a common feature of A320's, but the actual windows in these rows were so clouded with condensation moisture that they were essentially opaque. Another disappointment associated with these exit-row seats was that passengers in these seats are not allowed to purchase and consume the wine and beer that is sold on-board. The hot meal I had pre-ordered was actually quite tasty, but it would have been considerably improved with a Singha beer or two. Our departure and arrival were punctual, the crew were efficient and courteous, and the flight was smooth and uneventful. Despite the fact that my suitcase had been tagged for priority handling, it was the absolute last bag to appear on the luggage carousel, several minutes after the “last bag” sign had appeared. Given the opportunity, I would certainly fly with Thai AirAsia again, particularly now that I know the pitfalls to avoid.