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Last month I read some reports on huge waiting lines for immigration.

So, Would be interested to see what the expected time to get through the immigration is depending on season, weekday and time.

 

 

 

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Date, Time, waiting time

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Last month I read some reports on huge waiting lines for immigration.

So, Would be interested to see what the expected time to get through the immigration is depending on season, weekday and time.

 

 

 

Please report

 

Date, Time, waiting time

 

I assume you are referring to Swampy.

 

Yesterday my 'plane landed at 15:15 and I was in the taxi by 15.45. (Only hand luggage)

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Last month I read some reports on huge waiting lines for immigration.

So, Would be interested to see what the expected time to get through the immigration is depending on season, weekday and time.

 

 

 

Please report

 

Date, Time, waiting time

 

I'm not sure how anyone could answer your question without being there 24 hours for a day. And even then it could

be different each day. Not all flights to/from BKK are every day.

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See answer from Daveman. My assumption is now; if I land next week Thursday 15:15 I get through the check within the same time...

Just interesting to see if some days/time are worse. If the experience shows that 17-19 Friday's have 2 hour of waiting time one could think about getting a VIP service

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Depends on the peak time for flights from China...otherwise my recent experiences have all been less than an hour, often less than 30 minutes

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I went through of immigration going out of Thailand at about 4:30 AM last week. It took about 30 minutes. 12 people in front of me and the five people directly in line in front of me had not filled out the departure card. And four of them were falangs. 

 

Time through immigration on arrival 5 minutes to 70 minutes without Fast Track. The luck of the draw applies.

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Can depend on if a few other planes all land at the same time or if the immigration service have enough staff on duty.

Like has been said, any doubt then use Bangkok Flight Services for fast track immigration. I used them last year and was met at the plane and within 15 mins was standing at the carousel waiting for my case.

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How do you apply for a fast track?

 

Bangkok Flight Services will meet you at arrival gate and escort you through a pre-arranged channel. They can do the same for departure. 850 THB if you can use your own legs, 1,600 if you need a golf cart.

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Bangkok Flight Services will meet you at arrival gate and escort you through a pre-arranged channel. They can do the same for departure. 850 THB if you can use your own legs, 1,600 if you need a golf cart.

 

I wish they had something similar to BFS at Dubai Airport for transfers.  From arrival gate to departure gate sometimes seems like

your going to a different city :blink:

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I wish they had something similar to BFS at Dubai Airport for transfers.  From arrival gate to departure gate sometimes seems like

your going to a different city :blink:

 

Dubai Fast Track at your service, Mr Soprano.

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Dubai Fast Track at your service, Mr Soprano.

 

Excellent mi amigo.  But no golf cart? :blink:    Seems they just escort you.  Might try it next trip through Dubia if the

layover time is short.  Thanks.  I did see they serve a lot of airports worldwide.  None in the US. 

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Excellent mi amigo.  But no golf cart? :blink:    Seems they just escort you.  Might try it next trip through Dubia if the

layover time is short.  Thanks.  I did see they serve a lot of airports worldwide.  None in the US. 

 

Maybe they use camels ? As Dubai is massive, the golf cart omission seems like a bit of an oversight. I don't recall seeing any when I have passed through the airport. Their price for Suvarnabhumi is a whopping $99 which makes BFS' 850 THB even more of a bargain.

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Maybe they use camels ? As Dubai is massive, the golf cart omission seems like a bit of an oversight. I don't recall seeing any when I have passed through the airport. Their price for Suvarnabhumi is a whopping $99 which makes BFS' 850 THB even more of a bargain.

 

You go up and down escalators, elevators and onto trains I doubt the gold cart would work unless they had some other route from

1 gate to another.  1st time there for a transfer I was shocked how far I had to go.

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at Dubai they are quoting 139$ from International to International

have so far made in on my own though very tight timing sometimes

I use BFS every time never take the risk

though you can wait long time for suitcase

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Where ever possible think It is best to use direct flights less to go wrong. Okay many of you may like a stop over for a couple of hours fancy a cigarette, stretch your legs. Also cheaper.

 

The airlines that stop in middle East from western Europe and have connecting flights to Thailand are with in the acceptable parameters laid down for you to make your connecting flight..... In a perfect scenario...... ....... Unfortunatly delays or other buggeration factors can occur at the point of origin. If this can not be made up on the flight over bad luck poss miss your flight.

 

It is not cost effective for the airline of the departing aircraft to wait just for a few passengers. The harsh reality is it's cheaper to book them on another flight. Great inconvenience to your self. But an aircraft delay can have a domino effect at its next port of call. It's all down to scheduling, cost, punctuality. Keeping the majority happy.

 

They dont really care, and are prepaired for you to throw a tantrum and jump up n down screaming (customer service is a crap job) . Its cheaper for them to book you on a next available flight, give you food n drink vouchers, even a hotel for the night. To try and placate you. As for bad publicity again don't care. It's better to upset 6 people than 206 people.

 

Regarding wait for suitcase at arrivals baggage hall. By all means pay to get fast tracked arrive quickly but if you are economy or coach pax. You will wait till crew cases come off first, then first or buisiness class baggage. It's only good for avoiding long waits at entry for immigration. Get what you pay for.

 

Rgds soidog.

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A friend of mine told me that when he disembarks from the plan and walks down along, just before you turn left and head up into all the chaos and queues, he continues on and goes to the next lot of immigration desks, I think this is where the airline staff use. He told me he never has a problem, no questions asked and sails through in no time.

 

This is what he is telling me and has no reason to make it up.

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A friend of mine told me that when he disembarks from the plan and walks down along, just before you turn left and head up into all the chaos and queues, he continues on and goes to the next lot of immigration desks, I think this is where the airline staff use. He told me he never has a problem, no questions asked and sails through in no time.

 

This is what he is telling me and has no reason to make it up.

have done this a few times myself and a few times have came off worse, queues were longer.

now i only use BFS

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