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BANGKOK 21 March 2019 14:49
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Big Joke orders airport upgrade: Premium Lane will henceforth be known as "Fast Track"

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Big Joke orders airport upgrade: Premium Lane will henceforth be known as "Fast Track"

 

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Image: Thai immigration website on Facebook

 
The Thai immigration website on Facebook has announced new measures and procedures for VIPs and businessmen who qualify for speedier processing at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. 
 
Chief Lt Gen Surachate "Big Joke" Hakparn has ordered that the priority lane previously known as "Premium Lane" be rebranded as "Fast Track". 
 
The project has been called "Fast Track 2019". 
 
New "Fast Track" signage will go up for both inbound and exiting VIPs with the buzzwords "beautification" "modern" and "international standard" being bandied about on Facebook. 
 
The Lt Gen wants visitors to be impressed with the airport and procedures. 
 
Controls over the printing process of cards and the approval system was also mentioned as was rooting out fake cards.
 
 
 
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10 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

The project has been called "Fast Track 2019".

Jeez . . . what an original name. This Big Joke can certainly think on his feet, as photo ref. 2019.01.15367 makes clear.

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He must have been up all night to think of reusing the old name that new idea.

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But will they refuse to process people who don't qualify for Fast Track?

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4 minutes ago, Geordie59 said:

But will they refuse to process people who don't qualify for Fast Track?

Not if you book and pay the required amount

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24 minutes ago, seajae said:

ah, but will it be a fast lane or be swamped and become slow as it is now. Was surprised last trip when I went through immigration faster than a man that used the "premium" lane.

I passed through the 'Premium' lane approximately 10 times last year, and already 2 times in 2019... there is very rarely more than one person in the queue ahead of me... a glance to my right shows hoards of people on occasion queueing up from the concourse... 

 

I hope the 'additional' promotion of the 'Fast Track' lane does not increase congestion there.

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4 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

I passed through the 'Premium' lane approximately 10 times last year, and already 2 times in 2019... there is very rarely more than one person in the queue ahead of me... a glance to my right shows hoards of people on occasion queueing up from the concourse... 

 

I hope the 'additional' promotion of the 'Fast Track' lane does not increase congestion there.

Quite a few chinese obviously mis-translate the sign for the over 70's lane.

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Fine, so the "PREMIUM LANE" that was labeled as "PRIORITY LANE" at departure will now be "FAST TRACK" (as it was often referred to in the past).

No confusion at all :biggrin:

Picture from June 2018, departure:

 

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3 hours ago, baansgr said:

Not if you book and pay the required amount

They cancelled that. I paid and did Vietairs best seat and was denied. Now that is a joke!

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Just now, holy cow cm said:

They cancelled that. I paid and did Vietairs best seat and was denied. Now that is a joke!

But again that was inbound. Outbound for vietjet’s best seat is a give me

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4 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Premium Lane will henceforth be known as "Fast Track"

Wow, another news worthy achievement. New visitors to the land of confusion will certainly be impressed by the new signage and be glad that the dept. of Jokes is watching over these meaningful travel details. 

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14 minutes ago, johnny49r said:

 the dept. of Jokes

 

I think someone's coined a phrase here!!!!

 

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