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Replies: 17 - Last Post: Apr 3, 2013 11:30 PM Last Post By: friendly_checki...
Apr 3, 2013 12:03 AM
31 days freaking out heBasically booked thailand from tenth a June until tenth a July. Didn't realise that was 31 days. I have read around it and everyone is saying different things.... I know I can get a visa, or buy a throw away ticket. Bu is tha really necessary? I am flying dublin to Amsterdam and Amsterdam to kl and kl to phucket with air Malaysia. My biggest fear is not being allowed on the flight in kl. I have called the airline and basically they didn't have a clue what I was saying... Poor English.
I want to just go and then pay on exit or maybe do a visa run?
But what have ppl recently experienced and what do u think my best options are? If I was to book a bus to laos for a day wud that be sufficient to get me on the plane? So many forums are so laid bak about it and everyone is lik they don check and then others are lik no they definitely won't let u board. Is it better to have a thirty one day return or to have no return? Xxxx
Sorry fr the rant and thanks fr any help in advanced. Lost as to what to do.
Apr 3, 2013 12:59 AM
1The main thing is you have a paid return air ticket. It's doubtful they will put up a fuss about it being 31 instead of 30 days. Anyway departing by air there is a one-day freebee on visa overstay so you won't have to pay a fine.
You can also get 10 different answers, by asking 10 other people ;-)
Apr 3, 2013 1:47 AM
2In 2011 you had to pay a fine of around £10 for every day that you exceeded your Visa if I recall correctly...? So just pay the fine for that extra day
When you land in BKK if you are questioned about your plans you could say that you will be visiting Cambodia briefly towards the end of your stay.
Just suggestions, not sure if any of this is correct and I don't condone lying to authorities
Apr 3, 2013 1:59 AM
Apr 3, 2013 4:47 AM
4as you do not state your nationality I can only assume you are eligible for a 30 day visa exemption
if you are worried buy a 60 day thai visa in advance, do a border hop on or after 27th June, or take advantage of the free day. Virtually no chance you will be denied bording and if challenged just say to are going to spend a bit of time in Cambodia or Laos
Apr 3, 2013 4:52 AM
5I have called the airline and basically they didn't have a clue what I was saying... Poor English
Yeah, if your post is anything to go by then I'm not surprised they couldn't understand your poor English. Sorry, couldn't resist :-)
Seriously though, I think you'll be OK. But you should arrive at Dublin airport plenty early enough to duck into an internet cafe and buy an onward ticket, if the airline forces you to do so.
An alternative to a "throwaway" Air Asia ticket is a fully refundable onward ticket on a full-service airline (available on Expedia as well as airline websites). It's an expensive initial outlay but you get the money back when you cancel the ticket, sometimes with a small admin fee to pay, sometimes not.
Apr 3, 2013 5:04 AM
Apr 3, 2013 5:13 AM
7^ OP says he/she is flying Malaysian Airlines. Do they codeshare with KLM, is that what you mean?
Two months ago I flew with Malaysian from Bangkok to Taipei, via KL. Taiwan is another annoying country with (supposedly) an onward ticket requirement (although of course you never get checked on arrival, only when boarding the aircraft). My bags were checked all the way through to Taipei, but ground staff at Bangkok required me to buy an onward ticket out of Taiwan before they would issue my boarding passes. They were looking at satisfying requirements for my final destination, they didn't care about my KL stopover.
It's slightly different from the OP's journey, I know, but probably relevant nonetheless.
Anyway, an early arrival at the airport will mean you can nip any potential problems in the bud by allowing yourself enough time to get an onward ticket in the unlikely event that it's required by the airline.
Apr 3, 2013 6:32 AM
Apr 3, 2013 8:19 AM
9#7 yes in amongst his post I did miss the fact he was flying with malaysian -guilty as charged
still really need OP to come back and provide some answers such as nationality, whether he has separate tickets Dublin to KL and KL to Phucket and confirm date of arrival in Thailand
The answer could simply hinge on what is Air asias policy on this
Apr 3, 2013 8:22 AM
Apr 3, 2013 10:13 AM
11I am female firstly lol... I am leaving dublin on 6 th of June and will be in kl until the tenth of june where I will move to phucket. I am flying with aer lingus to amsterdam and air malaysia from there onwards. Leaving from bkk on the tenth of July. I am Irish which means yes I will have a thirty day free pass :) thanks all. U have but me at ease :) wha I will do is book a hotel in laos with free cancellation and show if they question me fingers crossed that will be enough so I don't have to buy another air ticket .... And pay on the way out. Really don't want to do a visa run for one day
Edited by: Xlolux
Apr 3, 2013 10:37 AM
Sorry but, booking a hotel in Laos won't help at all. On the VERY unlikely chance that proof of onward travel becomes an issue, they'll want to see a comfirmed airline booking. As some posts above have suggested just go early to the airport, so IF there is a problem, you'll have time to deal with it.
Apr 3, 2013 12:39 PM
Apr 3, 2013 12:43 PM
14If it's going to worry you buy an Air Asia ticket from BKK to Cambodia or KL, it will be less than 100Euro. Will put your mind at rest.
Though at worst when you get to the airport and have problems you'll be able to go to net cafe, book the flight there and then to satisfy them then get checked in.
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