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Bangkok Airport

  • steviej

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    Hi fellow fishes,

    We're looking to book a few flights with Discovery Airpass and my question concerns transit times in the new Suvanabhumi Airport.

    We arrive at approx 13:35hrs and there is an opportunity to catch a flight to Vientiane at 15:10hrs on the same day as we don't really want to stop in BKK. Are we being a little unrealistic or does the new airport lend itself to easy transit.

    chill
    stevie

    #1 Posted: 17/12/2006 - 04:41

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  • somtam2000

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    Hi steviej,

    It depends on if you need to clear Thai customs or not when you arrive.

    The new airport is MASSIVE -- and if your flight lands at a distant gate, you're looking at a 20 minute walk from the gate to bag clearance etc.

    So, if you land at a distant gate and take off from a distant gate and have to clear immigration, then it may be a little close, but you'll probably be ok as it is unlikely that both your flights will land at far away points from customs etc... just pack some jogging shoes ;-)

    There are still ongoing complaints about bags being slow to appear though, so bear that in mind as well.

    #2 Posted: 17/12/2006 - 19:45

  • steviej

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    Cheers for that Stu; it's not that I've anything against Bangkok, it's a great place, but time's a premium.

    I suppose the fact we'll be on 'International Transit' means we’ll not have to clear customs when we arrive, so BKK-VTE here we come.

    Chill
    stevie

    #3 Posted: 18/12/2006 - 00:35

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