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Oops, how long does it take to get through customs at BKK?

  • robhip

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    29th December, 2009
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    Hello, I need a little advice (even though I feel like I already know the answer)--> Girlfriend and I have connecting flights from BKK to HKT at 12:25 on 2/22. Our flight from SAI-BKK is scheduled to arrive at 11:15... do we have any chance to get our packs, go through customs and still make our flight to Phuket? (note: we will have already been in Bangkok on 2/11) Thanks for any info and feel free to call me an idiot for booking the flights so closely together.

    #1 Posted: 2/2/2010 - 13:17

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  • milliec86

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    9th December, 2008
    Posts: 1

    Hi!

    BKK is a pretty big airport. It will take you a while just to walk from one side to another. Pretty sure you won't have enough time! If you need to book another flight, I got a really cheap one on sale through Air Asia for the 20/02, so probably will be similar ($20.00). Otherwise try Nok Air. Not sure if they still fly to phuket but they used to.

    Good Luck!

    Millie

    #2 Posted: 2/2/2010 - 14:46

  • DLuek

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    Immigration usually doesn't take that long. I'd say the biggest hold up will be if you have to wait for checked baggage. Can you bring your packs as carry-ons? Never say never... You can do it - just hijack one of those little carts and make it happen! Otherwise get yourself in shape and be ready for a run! I'm predicting you'll make it. Good luck!

    #3 Posted: 3/2/2010 - 02:02

  • robhip

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    29th December, 2009
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    Hey, thanks for the replies! I just ended up switching it to a later flight... but I feel like I would have made it. I guess we'll never know :) Back at work now, but all I can think about was how great that trip was. Happy trails!

    #4 Posted: 8/3/2010 - 07:02

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