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Suvarnabhumi airport, continue to LP

Posted by Architeuthis on 2/11/2009 at 18:18

Hi folks,

Just to be certain and because I haven´t found this anywhere in the forums:
I´m arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport and continue to Laos with Bangkok Airways hours later. Do I have to go through the whole immigration process, get the visa stamp and then do the same thing again in opposite direction. Or is there some kind of transit-area?
I have checked to page of Suvarnabhumi International Airport but wasn´t succesful.
Thanks in advance.

Cheers
A.

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Posted by furneburner on 2/11/2009 at 18:26

I'm pretty sure it depends on who you are traveling with on your first flight.

Bangkok airways code shares/has an agreement with a few airlines that allows you to check your baggage through to the next flight.

Maybe check with BKK air or the other airline you are flying with.

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Posted by somsai on 2/11/2009 at 19:23

I've always checked my bags all the way through and slept at the gate. Never have to do customs and all that.

Suvarnabhumi does have that extra security checkpoint just before the gates, which means you can't go hang out by the restaurants once through. Haven't found much in the way of good food anyway. I miss the old cafeteria at Donmuang.

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Posted by Architeuthis on 2/11/2009 at 22:29

Thank you both.

Although I´m a little confused...

I understand that its possible to get the baggage checked through, depending on the airline I´m traveling with. I will check if this is possible with mine (German Air Berlin)...
But I have to go throught the security, which means I have my Thailand visa stamped, although I´m leaving the country 4 hours later.
So I have to queue up and go through security again.

I´m asking all this because I don´t want to get into trouble due to time shortage between flights and I not eager to loose my baggage at Suvarnabhumi (somehow).

so thanks again...
A

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Posted by somsai on 3/11/2009 at 05:54

No more visa stamps, just a last metal detector in case you are Osama Bin Rotten.

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