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Who should I go after (Expedia, Finnair or Bangkok Airlines) for a missed flight?

Unfortunately the only person responsible here is you. You knowingly booked separate tickets with a very tight connection, and you lost the gamble. Finnair has nothing to do with this, they promised ...
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What to do when a taxi driver uses the meter but at the end of the ride clears the meter and pretends we had agreed on some higher price for the ride?

Had something similar happen going from Tunis airport to central Tunis. The driver (who had a "mate" with him, so I was skeptical from the outset) had the meter on, but just before the destination he ...
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Are taxi drivers in Bangkok expected to round up the taxi fare to the nearest multiple of 10 THB?

According to TripAdvisor, in taxis, "both Thais and local ex-pats commonly round up the fare (i.e. 51 baht fare rounded up to 60 baht)." As ฿7 is equivalent to US$0.22, I wouldn't worry about it much.
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What to do when a taxi driver uses the meter but at the end of the ride clears the meter and pretends we had agreed on some higher price for the ride?

Remain calm and say you have left your wallet in the other bag, which is in the trunk. He will of course know that's a lie, but he will also realize nobody will proceed until the baggage is offloaded ...
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How to make sure that you get off at the correct bus stop in Thailand?

Even when I can read signs, it's not always easy to navigate public transport. [Try the New York subway system, although there may be announcements they are not always intelligible. Add in a few ...
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What is going on in the mysterious western half of Bangkok?

The western half of Bangkok is called Thonburi, and there's nothing particularly mysterious about why it's quieter. Thonburi was in fact the seat of the Thai kingdom until 1782, when king Rama I ...
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Is winter of Bangkok very cold?

My favourite resource for such questions is weatherspark, which tells me that for Bangkok: Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 23°C to 35°C and is rarely below 20°C ...
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How to tell scam taxis from legitimate ones in Bangkok? Does it make sense prebooking?

As a rule, taxis are fine in Bangkok, it's the tuk-tuks that really prey on clueless tourists. But there are four simple things you can do to reduce the odds of taxi problems: Rule 1, learn taxi ...
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What to do when a taxi driver uses the meter but at the end of the ride clears the meter and pretends we had agreed on some higher price for the ride?

In situations like this I never pay, I simply leave, if they want trouble ok lets get the police involved, in most countries, the driver has a lot more to loose than a tourist who brings money into ...
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How to make sure that you get off at the correct bus stop in Thailand?

Notice that the main thoroughfares in Bangkok are all called Thanon something (where Thanon is sometimes anglicised as Road), and they all have small streets, often dead ends, sprouting off them all ...
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How to make sure that you get off at the correct bus stop in Thailand?

Write the following phrase in Thai script on a piece of paper: "Please tell me when when we reach < insert destination >" Then show this piece of paper to the conductor/driver when paying your ...
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Which Bangkok suburb is located in the best proximity to the city's most popular attractions?

The solution to avoiding Bangkok traffic jams — and sketchy taxi and tuktuk drivers alike — is to use the city's entirely respectable rail system (either the elevated BTS or underground/elevated MRT). ...
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Do taxi colors matter in Thailand?

There are technically no differences when it comes to the fare – the meters are calibrated the same. It's not like in say Seoul, where black "de luxe" taxis are much more expensive than ...
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How to tell scam taxis from legitimate ones in Bangkok? Does it make sense prebooking?

Along with @jpatokai's excellent answer, Rule 5: Never put anything in the trunk. You lose considerable leverage if you can't simply leave the taxi. This also prevents drive-off theft. In addition, ...
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Who should I go after (Expedia, Finnair or Bangkok Airlines) for a missed flight?

If it was a split ticket, your only option is probably travel insurance. Many policies will cover the cost of a new ticket in the event of a missed departure up to EUR 500-800, often at zero excess. ...
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What to do when a taxi driver uses the meter but at the end of the ride clears the meter and pretends we had agreed on some higher price for the ride?

You're asking how to win an argument when being fleeced. You can't. All you can do is hope it doesn't turn into a robbery. No thinking person would ever honestly believe that you agreed on a higher ...
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Will Thai Airways provide free accommodation for transit in Bangkok?

No. Thai Air does not provide transit accommodation even if you are in international first class. Also, their lounges in Suvarnabhumi Airport are closed in the wee hours (02:00 - 05:00). There are ...
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Cheapest/Quickest option for flight to Marshall Islands from Bangkok?

The Marshalls are tiny and remote, and consequently flight connections (specifically, to Majuro, the only airport of any size) are extremely limited. Getting there from Bangkok will involve at least ...
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Who is responsible for the cab fare increase due to waiting for a drug control to be completed at a checkpoint in Thailand?

The answer is to pay off the driver, and hail another cab when the police let you proceed.
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How to tell scam taxis from legitimate ones in Bangkok? Does it make sense prebooking?

There are already some great answers here, and I realize I'm late to the party. However, one thing that I didn't see mentioned and that I've found helps prevent fixed fares most times is to simply ...
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Does an Indian citizen need a Bangkok transit visa for a 10h 45m layover?

Let's break timatic's statement into further sentences: Visa required, except for Holders of onward tickets for a max. transit For details, click here time of 12 hours through Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (...
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How do taxis in Bangkok charge for waiting time?

As of 2019, the official waiting time tariff for taxis in Bangkok is 3 baht per minute. But cabbies can be nervous about passengers leaving before payment and not coming back, so it's safer for them ...
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Family access to Thai Airways international lounges in Bangkok

Had the opportunity to test this out today, and long story short, Thai Airways does indeed stick to the one guest limit. However! Children under 6 are free, and Additional guests can purchase access ...
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How can I get a metered taxi at New Bangkok International Airport (BKK - Suvarnabhumi)?

All taxis in Bangkok are required to use the meter, unless the passenger agrees otherwise. Of course, as with in many other places in the world this does not stop the drivers from claiming that they ...
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What to do when a taxi driver uses the meter but at the end of the ride clears the meter and pretends we had agreed on some higher price for the ride?

In many places taxi drivers are quite busy, so they try to avoid losing time with you because that costs them money they don't get from the next client. With this in mind, keep insisting on a sum you ...
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