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  1. Scottiem1954

    Credit card at hotel check-in

    Depend. Some hotels can put an hold on the debit card to block an amount with no charge, some can't i know as I use a debit card from the bank under the visa circuit. I never understood how it works.
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    Credit card at hotel check-in

    Then use the cash option. card at the check in means it is used to block an X amount: either your stay plus possible extra or, if prepaid, a lump sum for possible et (minibar ecc)
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    British Embassy to stop Pension Letter Service

    In one way or another as all governments citizens are getting less and less services by the administration that is there to service the citizens i undertsand they might not want to be made liable for dodgy incomes, wealth etc. At the same token governments (like the Thai in this case) are making life more difficult under the pretention of cleaning up... seems there are agencies that will “sort it out, no problem, it is just XY,yyy.00 baht”
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    EVA upgrade?

    Did so far 4 legs with Emirates this month, including a bkk one in and out and all ha business full or next to full. same on other 4 to east Africa. tomorrow have 2 more but I don’t see recession in their business cabin.
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    EVA upgrade?

    Go at the airline ticket counter before check in. Allow some 15 minutes for the (paperwork) job to be done in case it can be done. They either do it on the spot or put you in WL till boarding gate has closed the operstions (before boarding starts) and you will then know your fate then. This works with any airline unless you can do it online. your experience proves i am right in never using websites (unless it is the airline's) to book and pay my flights. You can't handle anything unusual through an algorithm if you know what I mean...
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    The Taxi Ride

    Exchange rate doesn't affect local prices. Affects your cost in your currency have been using repeated times Mrs Nam taxi service: namnamthailand@gmail.com bkk to Pattaya 1200, soi 4 to Pattaya 1500, pattaya DMK 1600. All with tolls included, toyota Camry or Hunday equivalent, possibly a Nissan SUV if needed (come a bit more expensive). Nit and tidy cars, full female crew (don't make bad thoughts), never overspending but never missing the pace. Punctual (they are there 30' before for non airport pick ups) On demand, you will be pre notified by mail with driver name, picture, car number plate and cell number.
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    British Embassy to stop Pension Letter Service

    I believe many British farang have retired in Thailand for weather and living costs. They would carry a miserable life back home and needing government support, whilst conducting adecent life in los. their presence ignites some cash flow into the Thai economy to the benefit of the local economy, they might not overspend but they spend without needing or getting any social service from Thailand. does the government now expects richer farang only retires in LOS? thailand is not Portugal, Florida or Costa Rica. PS Thai should also not underestimate the location factor. Quite many expatriates on (euopean level) low pension (but more than decent for an old Thai man) moved to cheaper areas to make the best out of their income. So they feed in cash in an area poor of economic factors.
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    Turkish Airlines?

    Wouldn't sat turkey regime offers free speech and lets media run their own opinion. that should summarise all.
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    Qatar Airlines.

    Qatar airways to further expand the Thai routes. Qatar Airways expands Bangkok flights in W18Qatar Airways in this week’s schedule update is boosting Doha – Bangkok frequencies for winter 2018/19 season, not mentioned in yesterday’s report on Airlineroute, which was stated as the airline maintaining 6 daily flights. The oneWorld member will be adding 7th daily service with 777-300ER as QR838/839, from 28OCT18 to 30MAR19. In Winter 2017/18 season, the airline operated 5 daily flights, including 1 A380 service.QR834 DOH0145 – 1230BKK 77W DQR980 DOH0215 – 1255BKK 77W DQR836 DOH0240 – 1315BKK 77W DQR832 DOH0705 – 1745BKK 346 DQR838 DOH0835 – 1920BKK 77W DQR826 DOH1715 – 0355+1BKK 788 DQR830 DOH2010 – 0655+1BKK 77W DQR837 BKK0120 – 0525DOH 346 DQR827 BKK0525 – 0920DOH 788 DQR831 BKK0935 – 1325DOH 77W DQR839 BKK1410 – 1800DOH 77W DQR833 BKK1935 – 2325DOH 77W DQR981 BKK2020 – 2359DOH 77W DQR835 BKK2100 – 0050+1DOH 77W DPreviously reported, the airline is adding frequencies for Doha – Chiang Mai and Doha – Krabi route from the week of 30NOV18, each increasing from 4 to 7 weekly. Service to Utapao is currently not listed for flights on/after 25OCT18.airlineroutE
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    Last week commuting from a European arrival (A) to an African destination (C) it took me an hour walk (escalators, train, lifts) to o from one gate to another. I had a super priority at security for other reasons (was traveling with a pax on wheel chair) i can figure than anything longer than that is unrealistic so 1h30' connection is doable, departure gate is aware of your origin so they will mantainna degree of understanding in possibly showing at the last minute. Unless you reach departure gate with a whole lot of duty free bags. even if the arrival plane is at a remote stand, the bus will drop you next to security/arrival, saving the walk from the terminal stand.
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    Qatar Airlines.

    When a plane needs passengers to rebalance it, the load factor must bring quite some losses. good for you to get the entire middle section but it could not last for long, hence the aircraft downgrading. Can only mean: no further slots available in BKK or BKK flights already go at full capacity, market survey proves some demand for utapao. But for how long, given also the status of the terminal and surface transportation to the sewer?
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    Qatar Airlines.

    Fair enough but the target of an airline is to fill all their seats. If anyone found a lot of empty seats on their WB to utapao confirms the route is clearly not successful. Hence the downgrade of the plane to a NB 320 aiming to fly full, so it should be difficult to find many free seats (hopefully for Qatar Airways...)
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    Qatar Airlines.

    Unless there is a significant advantage, I don’t see the point flying to utapao in a A319 with a stop over of one hour. small narrow body, one aisle, must be crumped- even business class won’t be au pair with a WB, add the utapao terminal.... who is gonna use that flight?
  14. Question: what's the difference between thread with a dot aside and one with the star? good to see you hit on the star or the dot and go to last read page.
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    Germany To Bangkok

    operational 2018 means today we should see plenty of pictures and just details would be missing.Runaways landing aids need quite some time for proper calibration.