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Australians and New Zealanders may soon be able to use Automatic Gates at Suvarnabhumi

 

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The director of Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok has said that Australians, New Zealanders and Japanese are being considered as the next nationalities to be allowed to use the automatic passport gates. 

 

Singaporeans and people from Hong Kong can already use them. 

 

The comment came from Wing Commander Sutheerawat Suwannawat as he announced that the airport were applying to the Airports Authority of Thailand for a 200 million baht budget to install eight more "Auto Gates" inbound next year. 

 

Pressure is mounting on the airport to speed things up. 

 

At present there are 16 - eight inbound and eight outbound. People from Singapore and Hong Kong can use two of them. 

 

INN News quoted the Wing Commander as saying that the airport was waiting to see if the new nationalities were "appropriate" for using the gates.

 

The new gates are needed to ease pressure at the airport. Another senior official said that there are 93 counters in and 62 counters out at the moment. 

 

The official claimed that mostly people pass in 15 minutes but at busy times it can take 45 minutes per person. 

 

Source: INN

 

 
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How do the automatic gates work to register fingerprints?  In Singapore - where they register fingerprints for all non-Singaporeans - the automatic gates can only be used by some other nationalities if they've already entered Singapore twice and subsequently register for automatic gate use

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1 hour ago, sweatalot said:

Discrimination

Where are the automatic gates for Germans, Americans, Brits?

Are you worthy?  Just asking becsuse they want quality tourists, big spenders and we aussies spend big

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35 minutes ago, Reigntax said:

In the EU !

smart choice to allow Australians and NZ'ers to be next in line. They are relatively small in visitor numbers as well as trouble free and law abiding. No need to over scutinize them 🙂

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1 hour ago, sweatalot said:

Discrimination

Where are the automatic gates for Germans, Americans, Brits?

Well, at least the Thais recognize class when they see it.  :cheesy:

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