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Aussie tourists ripped off 1,500 baht each for a van ride in Phuket

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Aussie tourists ripped off 1,500 baht each for a van ride in Phuket

By The Thaiger

 

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A Facebook post in the “Phuket People Voice“ page has published the photos of two Australians who reported to Kaon police after being ‘ripped off’ in a van ride from the airport to their Kata hotel.

 

A policeman at Karon says… “An Australian citizen came to report the situation in Karon saying that they ‘called’ (hired) a van from Phuket Airport to send them to their hotel at Kata. Arriving at the hotel, the driver demanded 3,000 baht for the journey, which is a very high price.“

 

That’s 1,500 baht each.

 

The distance from Phuket International Airport to the Kata area is approximately 46-47 kilometres, which should usually cost 800-1000 baht max. Advertised prices at the airport say the maximum price for a private minibus from the airport to Kata/Karon is 1,600 baht. Other advertised services at the airport say you can catch a min-bus, with other passengers, for 200 baht to Kata/Karon. A taxi from the airport has a rate set at 1,000 baht, 500 baht each for the two Australians.

 

Facebook users have been happy to share their opinions, some saying that by doing this “you destroy the image of Phuket tourism”.

 

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Source: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/aussie-tourists-ripped-off-1500-baht-each-for-a-van-ride-in-phuket

 

 

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nice clear photo of the girls for facial recognition.

 

they will be reporting from immigration detention room soon.

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It's never going to change. Punters need to always always ask how much BEFORE buying even a kilo of tomatoes.

It's always been that way but social media will become there undoing now

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Why are their eyes slightly blurred in the first picture, then clear in the second one?

Good of you to take it smiling girls, welcome to Thailand.

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Clearly never made an research in Google. Shared minibus to Kata 200 baht each. Public bus much the same price. Meter taxi 800 baht.

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1 hour ago, arithai12 said:

Why are their eyes slightly blurred in the first picture, then clear in the second one?

Good of you to take it smiling girls, welcome to Thailand.

camera effect  555 the IMO was shaking when looking at 2 beautiful blondies

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Apparently this driver didn't get Prayuts memo

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The question is will they get their money back? Silly question I know 

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these drivers will always try and scam every farang.word gets around quick  where and when it happens.grab will be In  that area  one day and then or now, u will see the protest  and drivers will wonder why no trade or tourist for them

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