Member since 28 Jul 2013
Total posts 3
Travelling J to Berlin in August, Thai / Austrian. Thai have cancelled the 1555hrs flight and put us on the 1000hrs. That mean 6 extra unwanted hours in BKK. Which lounge should we use, of try a hotel in the transit hotel.
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Member since 20 Nov 2012
Total posts 40
You can hang around the Thai Business class lounge, though generally Bangkok airport is pretty boring.
If you do venture outside (ie: pass out through immigration), be aware you have to pay approx 700baht airport taxes (~AUD$25), as it wouldn't have been included in your ticket prices. (I had to do that when had an overnight stop as part of my First class ticket to London).
If hotels - the Novotel Bangkok is across the road from the airport.
Hope that helps.
Member since 06 Jul 2012
Total posts 4
If you have your onward boarding pass, you may be able to get away without paying the airport tax providing you don't 'check in' again. I had two similar itineraries within a few months, and was only caught out the second time whilst checking in an extra bag. Both times, with an 8 hour layover, I trained into downtown and wandered a mall or two.
Agreed, I think that's the difference. As I had my bags.
If you had your boarding pass, then they have no opportunity to 'charge' you as you slip through the checkpoints.
Member since 10 May 2011
Total posts 249
Had a long layover several times and did not have to pay airport taxes. Admittedly, I was flying F and was escorted through immigrations (both when arriving and departing). There is an airport express train, which i recommend you take into town. It is a short 30 mins ride or so and drops you off at a Skytrain station. Take it from there, wonder around, grab a massage and a bite, ride the Skytrain towards Silom etc etc. Much better than hanging out it BKK. The TG C lounges aren't that great.
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