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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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BKK transit on separate tickets without a transit visa

Self connection without proper to documentation to enter the transit country is always risky. You are relying on certain practices and policies that are not well documented, not guaranteed and can ...
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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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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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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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Can we access prayer room during transfer in Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)?

There is a prayer room available in the international part of the airport. Based on the map, it appears to only be accessible to travelers awaiting any international departure. International arrivals ...
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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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How to tell scam taxis from legitimate ones in Bangkok? Does it make sense prebooking?

I recently went to Thailand and the best thing I did was to user Uber/Grabtaxi instead of hauling for taxis on the street. I didn't find it expensive at all. They usually took 3~5 minutes to get to my ...
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Crossing US border just to take another flight and times/rules to be considered

Is there a problem to cross the US border through LAX (holding a B1/B2 visa and 2 times, one on my way to BKK and another when going back to LIM) just to take another flight? All things being ...
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How to tell scam taxis from legitimate ones in Bangkok? Does it make sense prebooking?

I was with a local Thai recently and when we parted she was kind enough to catch a taxi for me and inform the driver of the destination (my room) in Thai. Even then once I got on the taxi, the driver ...
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Where can I get Rabbit card for BTS Skytrain in Bangkok?

I just arrived at Bangkok a few days ago and got the rabbit card. The station at the airport doesn't sell its card; when I tried to buy it there, a clerk at the counter said you can purchase it only ...
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How can I report taxi drivers who refuse to use the meter at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK) to the Thai airport authorities?

Unfortunately I have found no answer to this, and it's probably unlikely you can call the Thai airport authorities about this. But I can give you my general advice. Reporting them to the Land ...
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What food options are available past security in Bangkok airport’s domestic section?

Poking around, I came across this website. The main website is "Suvarnabhumi Airport: New Bangkok Airport Guide". The link goes to a long-style post about various restaurants and food stalls available ...
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Transit at Bangkok on two different tickets

Will I need to go through Thai immigrations to collect my luggage? As a Dutch citizen it says here http://www.consular.go.th/main/contents/filemanager/VISA/Visa%20on%20Arrival/VOA.pdf that I do not ...
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Long layover (22h) for elder relative at BKK airport

Your best shot to get the latest details and requirements is to put your exact details into IATA at https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/passport-visa-health-travel-document-requirements.htm There is an ...
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BKK transit on separate tickets without a transit visa

There's indeed only one terminal at BKK, and you should be able, once you land, to pass through security and go upstairs to the departure level, if you already have your next boarding pass. If you don'...
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International transfer in Bangkok, flights on separate tickets: how to transfer luggage?

Thai Airways and Air China are both in the Star Alliance. As such (and sometimes in other cases as well), you may be able to check your bag through at bag drop in China by showing your connecting ...
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Recommended layover in BKK (from USM to FRA)?

If both flights are on the same ticket (single booking), than this should be no problem. Bangkok Airways has an interline agreement with Lufthansa from USM. Minimum connection time in BKK is 75 ...
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Is 5 hours enough for changing flight from T3 to T1 in Bangkok Airport?

5 hours will be more than enough time to pass immigration, transfer terminals and enter the airport. The two terminals are very close, nearly right next to each other and less than a 10 minute walk ...
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Kolkata to Guangzhou, China. Ticket Transit to Bangkok suvarnabhumi airport

You don't need visa, if you want to transit through BKK airport. Provided you have ticket in same itenary and it is within 12 hours.
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Travel to Bhutan Through Bangkok Airport Transit

According to timatic (the software used to determine documents needed) you may transit through Bangkok, Thailand without a visa if your transit is for less than 12 h. So you should be all good! Enjoy ...
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What food options are available past security in Bangkok airport’s domestic section?

Ok, after coming home from the aforementioned trip, I can now confirm this: There is a food court called ”Food Stop” that is located right after the special international-to-domestic security and ...
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Does a citizen of Bangladesh need a visa in Bangkok if flying on separate tickets?

In your case, Thailand does not allow transit without visa for flights booked separately. So you need a visa and proof of funds, whether you have checked luggage or not. For transit, Timatic states: ...
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Transit at Bangkok on two different tickets

As your flights are on separate tickets, you need to have: Deplaned (can take a while on a large plane) Reached immigration Queued at immigration Gone through passport control Reclaimed your bags (...
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Family access to Thai Airways international lounges in Bangkok

Lounge availability during Covid period may change without notice. So please plan ahead. As a matter of policy you can bring one guest. Period. You may try your luck at entrance maybe you are lucky. ...
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Transit at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (COVID19)

The following website gives some information: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php -> Thailand: Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter and transit until 30 November 2020. This ...
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Transit at Bangkok on two different tickets

If your flight arrives in time, 2.5 hours is well enough. Suvarnabhumi airport is very well organized, immigration procedure and baggage claiming should not take longer than 45 minutes, from the ...
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Transit visa at Bangkok (BKK) for non-code share airlines

YES, separate itineraries require a fresh check-in of baggage on international flight and most domestic flight. If your flights are on two separate itineraries, they are separate tickets. If they ...
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Transit in Bangkok with a different air ticket

Yes, you need a visa. You will need to go through immigration & customs to collect your luggage and check it in again, and to do so you need a visa for Thailand.
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