Inquiry Submission By RG41084

I will be in SR Dec 15-18(ish) but might want a bit of flexibility on that. My plan is to fly to Chiang Mai, and it looks like I can’t fly direct, but that I would stop in Bangkok. The shortest flight is around 4 hours total, including an hour-ish in Bangkok, but some flights have long layovers, which isn’t ideal. These flights are all currently around $175.

My question is, especially being the week before Christmas, will I regret waiting till last minute to try to book one of these flights? Will I end up paying $400 to get on a flight with a 5 hour connection in Bangkok?

Thank you!