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Airport queues: Immigration chief at Bangkok airport, meeting planned for Thursday

 

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Immigration chief Lt-Gen Sompong Chingduang paid a visit to Suvarnabhumi airport on Saturday after widespread complaints about slow lines at immigration desks. 

 

Sompong ordered all available manpower to man desks and said that overtime was needed to plug up the gaps. 

 

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He also ordered that priority lanes processing people like the handicapped, aged, those with children and expecting mothers should be fully functional to avoid delays. 

 

Naew Na reported that an improvement of 30% was needed. 

 

The chief has summoned all those under his command responsible for airport operations to meet at Suan Phlu in Bangkok on Thursday. 

 

Source: Naew Na

 

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2 minutes ago, andre47 said:

There are priority lanes processing people aged?

I never saw them. How old you have to be to use them and are they also for farang?

Yes there are at Suvarnabhumi. 70 years and up - same desk as arriving Thais use. On the far right side as you look at the desks. This info is correct as of 6 months ago.

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Confused!

 

I keep reading how tourist numbers are down and it's so 

quiet in all the tourist destinations around Thailand.

 

Now the airport is overrun with long queues due to so many 

arrivals, IO's will need to do overtime and increase their output

by 30%.

 

So which is it?

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3 minutes ago, sotsira said:

So which is it?

the white people think things are slow. they are not.

just go where Chinese go. very busy. hua hin is very busy now.

the customer base is changing.

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11 minutes ago, sotsira said:

Confused!

 

I keep reading how tourist numbers are down and it's so 

quiet in all the tourist destinations around Thailand.

 

Now the airport is overrun with long queues due to so many 

arrivals, IO's will need to do overtime and increase their output

by 30%.

 

So which is it?

Lucky tourist numbers are down, otherwise the queues would be longer!

I think the issue is with the extra time taken to process fingerprints.

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19 minutes ago, Maverell said:

Yes there are at Suvarnabhumi. 70 years and up - same desk as arriving Thais use. On the far right side as you look at the desks. This info is correct as of 6 months ago.

Agree, about 6 months ago I was approaching the lines, a roving officer quickly and pleasantly took me to the 'over 70' line' and I was through within a few minutes.

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Priority Lane including for those over 70 is next to visa on arrival. For departure it is to the right of the escalators going up to security. This information is up to date as at last weekend. Also generally no queue except for those trying to buck the system. Just remember to say "jet sip". 

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3 minutes ago, NCC1701A said:

the white people think things are slow. they are not.

just go where Chinese go. very busy. hua hin is very busy now.

the customer base is changing.

Yes, Chinese are everywhere and here in Pattaya also many Indians (men :))

For those who know Cabbages & Condoms Hotel/Restaurant in Pattaya (it is not really cheap):
I went there yesterday and I was shocked how many Chinese customers were eating there. The tables were overflowing with food. Thailand is changing very quickly (unfortunately).

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