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Thai Airways Exec Chairman resigns over excess baggage scandal

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Posted by chriswotton on 7/1/2010 at 18:44

Really, who needs 398kg of luggage!?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8443666.stm

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Posted by somsai on 7/1/2010 at 19:49

Link seems to have moved. Sometimes they have a perma link that is good for a long time.

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Posted by chriswotton on 7/1/2010 at 20:28

Sorry, they seem to have been having some tech difficulties - the same link is working again now.

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Posted by somsai on 8/1/2010 at 03:58

Thanks, I was just dieing to see what he'd done. I won't give it away, all will need to follow link.

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Posted by SBE on 8/1/2010 at 07:01

"The media said Mr Wallop claimed he was carrying fruit in the luggage, given to him by a friend based in Japan and intended for a temple in Bangkok."

398kg of fruit ... from Japan to Thailand?? Yeah right, LOL!

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Posted by chriswotton on 8/1/2010 at 18:25

Ha, precisely! :)

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Posted by Tilapia on 10/1/2010 at 21:30

And to think that the guy who was running the show in the late 80's and early 90's could develop policy to not hire educated women "because they don't smile enough" and get away with it. How times have changed.

I think that there must be more to this story than just not paying excess baggage claims. By-passing customs in this manner, especially these days (especially lately), would be a flagrant abuse of one's position (though why should anyone be surprised?) and would be seen in a very dim light by the likes of Customs and Immigration. I'd guess that there are bigger fish in the pond than this guy, and they didn't like what he did.

One would think that the BBC could have come up with a better photo of a Thai Airways jet.

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Posted by Cabawe on 23/8/2010 at 09:30

{{And to think that the guy who was running the show in the late 80's and early 90's could develop policy to not hire educated women "because they don't smile enough" and get away with it. How times have changed.}}

I can understand where he was going with that, I was engaged to chick who was a surgeon and that ***** never smiled, haven't look back since

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Posted by neosho on 23/8/2010 at 16:17

Good luck Cabawe. :) I think there are some on this forum that will not let that pass.

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Posted by Cabawe on 23/8/2010 at 18:05

Dude / Chick if they have trouble seeing the humorous side of that comment well I think they need go down a bottle of JD and learn how to let their hair down unless their surgeons then I apologize for stereotyping them.

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Posted by neosho on 24/8/2010 at 07:55

I saw the humor. As for JD, love the stuff. My first wife got me started on it. The longer I stayed with her, the more of it I drank.

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Posted by Cabawe on 24/8/2010 at 08:11

Me too dude,

"The longer I stayed with her, the more of it I drank" lol, I just ran with the bottle and never looked back

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Posted by peter2travel on 2/9/2010 at 05:12

all the best for You.

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