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

Posted by robhip on 2/2/2010 at 13:17

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.

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Posted by milliec86 on 2/2/2010 at 14:46


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!


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Posted by DLuek on 3/2/2010 at 02:02 TF writer

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!

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Posted by robhip on 8/3/2010 at 07:02

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!

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