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JaniceE

Fast Track Arrivals and Departure

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Hi I believe over 70,s can use a priority lane? If so can my hubby who is not yet 70 accompany me ...thx very much in advaance

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Yes you can both go. IM NOT 70 but i used that line with a retirement visa.

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18 minutes ago, Proboscis said:

I think the actual rule might be 72. But folks with mobility issues can use it too.

I tried to find some kind of reference to no avail.

But 70 years is what you find on many sites.

I thought I had seen a sign at the airport and taken a picture.

But no, can't find.

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as far as i remember the age is 70.Is written on a board next to the entrance. just google :" picture prioritylane" and you will find it confirmed

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I went through two months ago.  There is a big sign saying who can use it.  Because there were only three people there, one of the officials had taken youngsters from the regular lines, but when I arrived, she made them step back for me to go before them.  There were two wheelchairs

with escorts.

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Suvarnabhumi airport is friendly for elderly people because they are allowed to use "Fast Lane" at departure and at arrival.

I am 75 and I am in good health (for my age) except that I cannot stand more than 10 minutes without pain...

Three months ago I had a very bad surprise after arrival (for the first time since 2005) in the glorious airport of Singapore ....no fast lane for elderly people upon arrival...I should have asked for a wheelchair but I am too shy to do so because I can walk normally.

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Oh good! A fresh 'fast track' thread.

 

Now we can get into the nitty gritty of exactly where this lane is, what is the proper name for it based on the signage currently in use and who can use it.

 

I will start with the old Priority Lane that is currently called the Premium Lane and now has 'Fast Track' painted on the floor which is located mid-way between the two main immigration halls and is for 'front of the bus' passengers, APEC, other with elevated status and to 70's and up crowd.

 

THAI recently changed their Business Class 'fast track' to somewhere else. There was also a 'Fast Track' for families, invalids and various others that was notionally only available in only one of the two immigration halls. It was off to the left as you come up the ramp and I had frequently used this as a long-stay visa holder (retirement extension holder) because a senior IO said I could. A few months later, another, more senior IO said I couldn't.

 

To avoid any confusion I just order a wheelchair. That seems to find the fast track or whatever it's called, wherever it is.

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I know the over 70s immigration lane on arrivals i.e. top of the blue carpeted slope to the right but not aware of departures fast track over 70s where you go up the elevator , then through security and then back down another elevator to multi lanes of normally huge queues  . Had to speak to a supervisor once as I think I would have missed my flight because of the log jam ( started upstairs in security )  and she took me to the front 

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2 hours ago, Proboscis said:

I think the actual rule might be 72. But folks with mobility issues can use it too.

I just can imagine they would split the couple up. 

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