Bangkok transit to Domestic time ?
Replies: 29 - Last Post: May 24, 2012 4:02 AM Last Post By: Alex2306
May 21, 2012 4:15 AM
Bangkok transit to Domestic time ?Hi all, Would someone be able to help with some advice.
I think I have made a mistake booking and internal flight from Bangkok to Phuket. My international flight lands at 18:05 and my domestic flight gate closes at 18:40 ! What is the transit time with only hand luggague? I usually go through customs before a walk about and then get on the domestic flight. If I do not go through customs and passport control until I get to Phuket will I make it ?
Thanks for any advice. I am flying air asia from Bangkok to Phuket.
ps. I have already checked in online and have my bording pass.
Edited by: the_walker
May 21, 2012 4:21 AM
May 21, 2012 4:24 AM
May 21, 2012 4:41 AM
3No chance unless your international flight is early and your bags are first off. You have to go through imigration first at Bangkok and get your luggage
Forget it and book a later flight - With one or two exceptions NO airline would book you on such a connection even if you did not have to go through immigration and check in again
May 21, 2012 4:53 AM
May 21, 2012 4:56 AM
May 21, 2012 5:12 AM
May 21, 2012 5:18 AM
May 21, 2012 11:07 AM
8I'm not experienced in low cost carriers but unless Air Asia uses a totally different terminal, transit is transit regardless of airline if no checked-in luggage is involved. I would have thought it's just a matter of a renewed security check and walking to a new gate as immigration will be in Phuket. I went through Bangkok airport yesterday and I'm pretty sure Air Asia was on the boards along with other airlines and not in a seperate area.
May 21, 2012 1:51 PM
May 21, 2012 2:23 PM
May 21, 2012 3:14 PM
11If both flights are with the same carrier why not get in touch and ask them...and everyone will have different experiences of immigration at BKK. I got through immigration last year in July/Aug in about 30 mins and was waiting to board for ages for my 90 min transfer period....If you've already checked in online you might be OK...
Contact the company before you go spending more money.
May 21, 2012 7:03 PM
May 21, 2012 8:59 PM
13It's not a matter of whether AirAsia do transits or not (and they don't except for KUL FlyThru, as stated above). The AirAsia flight BKK to HKT is a domestic flight not subject to Immigration clearance HKT. There is NO way an arriving International passenger into BKK can get onto this flight WITHOUT first clearing Immi in BKK. Whether or not he has hold baggage is irrelevant, as is the fact that he's already checked in on line.
OP, before you just forfeit and buy a new flight BKK to HKT, look first at the options for flight change with fee. Unless it's last minute travel where the change-flight fee plus the fare difference add up to put the total over, it's usually cheaper to pay the change fee.
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