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BANGKOK 18 March 2019 22:44
MJCM

Fast Track options available @DMK ?

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NOTE: This is about Don Muang Airport and NOT Suvarnabhumi.

 

We are coming on a International flight and then have 1,5 hour Window to get to the local terminal for our onward flight.

 

I didn't think about it much at the time of booking (4-5 months ago), but now it seems to be that 1.5 hours is maybe not enough time, with the Immigration queues. And we don't wanna miss our onward flight. (Yeah stupid mistake on my part)

 

So my question, is there any Fast Track Immigration service available at DMK airport, and if so what company do you (can you) recommend.

I did a Google Search and there some available but I can recall that there was a post some time ago that these companies are NOT allowed to do that anymore (Of course I could be wrong)

 

Ps: Before you ask, NO we are not flying Business class

 

Thx in advance

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Just try and contact the old address for fast track with transport from Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi. There will be a message. I used this last year but like you have seen the latest update on it not being anymore. I doubt anyway that you will get your flight with 1 and half hours time as the check in /immigration for the onward flight could take a long time too ! Can you change the onward flight ? What are your times ?

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I live in Thailand and make many international flights from DMK. The only "fast track" lanes are for the Chinese and Thais UNLESS you are on a "Fly-thru" ticket to your final destination with either Air Asia, Nok Air/Nok Scoot or Lion Air. They have their own dedicated Immigration Desks separate from the main Immigration Hall and processing is infinitely quicker. The airlines ground staff will escort you from your flight to their respective desk. I always use Air Asia's Fly - Thru service when travelling within ASEAN.

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Thx !

 

I send a couple of emails to the companies you can find via Google who did do the fast track service and 1 already came back to me and said that they don't do anymore. Still waiting for the emails from the other companies.

 

Immigration for the onward flight is none existent as we are flying on a Domestic flight in Don Muang Terminal 2 and we will arrive with an International flight in Terminal 1.

 

I will think about changing our onward flight, but because there are only 2 flights a day that would mean we have to stay overnight in BKK.  But if that is the case, my own stupid mistake.

 

Thx again, really appreciated.

 

 

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The terminals are adjoining so unless immigration holds you up 1.5 hours would be enough..unless you are flying AirAsia and there are hundreds of Chinese at check-in at the same time.

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3 hours ago, MJCM said:

Thx !

 

I send a couple of emails to the companies you can find via Google who did do the fast track service and 1 already came back to me and said that they don't do anymore. Still waiting for the emails from the other companies.

 

Immigration for the onward flight is none existent as we are flying on a Domestic flight in Don Muang Terminal 2 and we will arrive with an International flight in Terminal 1.

 

I will think about changing our onward flight, but because there are only 2 flights a day that would mean we have to stay overnight in BKK.  But if that is the case, my own stupid mistake.

 

Thx again, really appreciated.

 

 

Yes but you have to get thru immigration to get to that flight, all airlines if you have a connecting flight with the same airline will met you and usher you along, I did the same going to Chiang Mai, when I first came here, I thought everyone was crazy complaining about the immigration queues as there was no one there and only 4 desks I think, Have had the same going the other way ie domestic to international.

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3 hours ago, GreasyFingers said:

The terminals are adjoining so unless immigration holds you up 1.5 hours would be enough..unless you are flying AirAsia and there are hundreds of Chinese at check-in at the same time.

The last time I was coming through DMK the immigration queue was about 50 minutes and that was only because they opened more desks so I got to the immigration officer faster than others.

 

I would not risk a connecting flight with that short a connection unless it is the same airline and ticket. If you have a separate ticket for both flights even if it's the same airline it's your responsibility. 

 

If its the the same airline and ticket then it becomes partly the airlines job to get you to the connecting flight.

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In last resort, you can try to change the ticket of your local  flight .   Most Airlines allow it for a fee + the difference in price if there is seats available. 

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Once your flight from ? To DMK is on the way ask a Flight Attendant

if they can help you because squeezed for time. Will you have check in luggage ? If so try to get them transferred for you to your

next flight but may not be allowed for customs reason. 

 

If you’re in a jam for time flight attendants will try and help. Move you never the exit. I’ve had them contact the gate for ongoing flight

to hold the aircraft at gate that I’d be their in 10 mins. 

 

Don’t know if they have the golf buggies to get yiu to the gate faster at DMK...

 

 

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On 12/14/2018 at 1:23 PM, Mike Teavee said:

These guys https://www.limousine.in.th/fasttrack.php said they could do Fast Track at DMK but I needed to provide my flight details so they could check staff availability .

 

NB Even though it's a car service you can just book the Fast Track part without a car.

 

Nope they don't anymore

 

See this email I received from them Yesterday

 

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On 12/14/2018 at 2:06 PM, sometimewoodworker said:

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If its the the same airline and ticket then it becomes partly the airlines job to get you to the connecting flight.

Not the same airline.

 

International (arriving) is with Air Asia

Domestic (leaving) is with Nok Air

 

My mistake and my bad if the planning falls through and we can't get to the Domestic Flight on time.

 

Worst case scenario then is staying a Night in Bangkok and pay for another flight (if I can't change dates with the Domestic Airline) or get a taxi or a Bus

 

Lesson Learned

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8 hours ago, Argus Tuft said:

Coral Executive Services should be able to handle Fast Track for Don Mueang 

 

https://www.coralthailand.com/

Not yet, if the website is to be believed. But certainly worth trying.

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On 12/14/2018 at 9:37 AM, MJCM said:

Thx !

 

I send a couple of emails to the companies you can find via Google who did do the fast track service and 1 already came back to me and said that they don't do anymore. Still waiting for the emails from the other companies.

 

Immigration for the onward flight is none existent as we are flying on a Domestic flight in Don Muang Terminal 2 and we will arrive with an International flight in Terminal 1.

 

I will think about changing our onward flight, but because there are only 2 flights a day that would mean we have to stay overnight in BKK.  But if that is the case, my own stupid mistake.

 

Thx again, really appreciated.

 

 

 

Wouldn't a simple phone call  to the companies  be a lot faster in getting your answer rather than emails.

 

It's generally not especially expensive to call any major country in the world.

 

 

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