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If denied entrance at BKK airport for too many tourist visas I understand they will liaise with your inbound flight carrier to sort the return flight:

 

- Since you can't go beyond immigration, if you have checked baggage will they arrange for that to  follow you back to wherever you came from?

- If you arrive on an early morning flight and the carrier has multiple flights I presume it can be arranged to return on one of these vs an overnight stay in the airport detention center?

- If my ticket is "flexi" will I be able to change it and use that for the return part possibly with a fare difference penalty, or will I be at the mercy of Somchai the airline rep who insists to sell me a new high priced ticket for cash?  

 

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Actually it's the responsibility of the airline to send you back, you don't have to pay for it, so if you just refuse to pay you will still be sent back. But maybe they let you wait a bit to punish you or similar.

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They will get your checked baggage for you or escort you. Not sure because they asked me twice but I did not have any.  From what I saw the rep is selling you the ticket at the same price you would pay anyway. The rep doesn't charge you more but usually if you buy same day or next day ticket then yes it's more expensive. If you have some kind of "flexi" ticket then the rep will probably accomodate you. 

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4 hours ago, jackdd said:

Actually it's the responsibility of the airline to send you back, you don't have to pay for it, so if you just refuse to pay you will still be sent back. But maybe they let you wait a bit to punish you or similar.

Per a previous report on this, a guy refused to pay (was trying to appeal the denial-of-entry - which was ignored).  But, upon arrival (where he was sent back to), he was threatened with being thrown in detention there, if he didn't pay for the last-minute-priced ticket.  He paid, so we don't know if it was a bluff.

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50 minutes ago, JackThompson said:

Per a previous report on this, a guy refused to pay (was trying to appeal the denial-of-entry - which was ignored).  But, upon arrival (where he was sent back to), he was threatened with being thrown in detention there, if he didn't pay for the last-minute-priced ticket.  He paid, so we don't know if it was a bluff.

That would depend on the country he was arriving back at, and the terms of his flight ticket (together with whether they are deemed enforceable under that country's legal system). Often, unless you have signed an indemnity form, they cannot legally enforce payment.

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14 hours ago, Tayaout said:

They will get your checked baggage for you or escort you. Not sure because they asked me twice but I did not have any.  From what I saw the rep is selling you the ticket at the same price you would pay anyway. The rep doesn't charge you more but usually if you buy same day or next day ticket then yes it's more expensive. If you have some kind of "flexi" ticket then the rep will probably accomodate you. 

Did you sign anything? There's a guy that wrote "After 11 years in Chiang Mai, I was Denied Entry " a few posts down that refused to sign, as a benefit he wasn't kept in the detention center, he had freedom to choose destination, and he was given his passport back prior to departure, whilst I'd probably return to KL anyway given the flexi ticket I'd wonder if it's smart not to sign anything - usually thats the way - but making these people loose face can yield unpredictable results. 

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It baffles me why anyone would go to any country without ensuring they had a visa for that country. Gambling on a visa-on-arrival sounds like a lottery to me.

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It baffles me why anyone would go to any country without ensuring they had a visa for that country. Gambling on a visa-on-arrival sounds like a lottery to me.
A visa exempt for 1 holiday a year is fine, probably no one ever denied entry. The problem is multiple visa exempts
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1 hour ago, lovesthespicy said:

People are arriving with tourist visas and getting sent away too. 

I find it hard to believe a newbie tourist would get knocked back. Seems to me it's a case of going to the tourist visa well once too often, although a bit of consistency in what is once too often would be to Thailand's benefit.

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22 hours ago, Tayaout said:

Yes I signed. It's probably the easiest way but maybe not the best. If this happen again I will try the not signing route and report back 🙂

Perhaps ask for an official translation stamped by some ministry!

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