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luggage transfer at bangkok

Posted by rover3 on 10/4/2009 at 16:21

I am a bit of a novice traveller and am a little concerned about my connecting flight to samui. I have 55 minutes to get off at Bangkok and get to the next flight. I have heard that you have to reclaim your baggage is this true? if so, i am well and truly stuffed as mine is always the last bag on the carousel!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 11/4/2009 at 08:01 admin

You're flying in on an international flight and want to transfer to a BKK Airways flight in 55 minutes -- I'd guess you'd need to be extremely lucky to make that connection

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Posted by rover3 on 11/4/2009 at 22:42

Really? Does it make a difference if they are both with Thai airways?

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Posted by funnetbabe on 14/4/2009 at 10:27

If it's Thai Airways, they are so much better than the cheap flights like Air Asia, etc...If you miss your connecting flight, they will reschedule you w/out hassles. The new BKK Sub. airport is easy to navigate, still if you're coming in from Intl' flight, you do have to claim luggages & go through customs and recheck at their counter. Call and ask Thai Airways, they have very good customer services. 55 mins. is a little tight time, that if Thai Airways is not arriving late.

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Posted by fondo on 15/4/2009 at 12:49

I'm surprised the airline computer actually lets you make that connection!

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Posted by rover3 on 15/4/2009 at 19:17

Thanks for the replies, for anyones future reference, I have been assured by the airline that it is ok as it's a "through ticket" which apparently means the luggage will (hopefully!) be automatically transferred to the next flight. All I have to worry about now is whether I am going to be as unlucky as I was last time and get mixed up in all the protest probs!(I was stranded there for an extra two weeks!!)

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