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Thanks for the info. I was wondering what time to queue up at LHR. My wife is on Sundays flight and I've prepped her by showing her a couple of vlogs on Youtube about SQ. 

I have to say that she had 2 major mistakes coming from the Embassy. First they only put her name on the CoE. They sent a second email a few hours later acknowledging that had made a mistake and resent with the full name. The surname they sent to Thai Air had the surname misspelt. Her Thai passport, ID card and Thai driving license all have the correct spelling in English. I only discovered this when after paying the fare then trying to check her reservation on the links sent I could not get anything. When I queried this with Thai, within 2 hours of e-mail being sent they mailed the E-ticket. Incorrect surname. Emailed them back stating the embassy had made the mistake and included the CoE. 2 hours later new E-ticket sent with amendments correctly made. I don't often praise Thai Air but they responded professionally. 

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I don't think TAT ought to publish your report, sounds dreadful.  Small question, 

1 hour ago, pazienza said:

They only accept bank transfer using a debit card (no online payments), so make sure you have a card reader handy

Card reader?

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2 hours ago, GeorgeCross said:

my first thought when i read all this was "oh my god tourism is dead, no-one without ties, would put themselves through this <deleted>"

I agree, but remember this is State Quarantine while tourists will be in Alternative State Quarantine which appears to be slightly better.

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47 minutes ago, treetops said:

I agree, but remember this is State Quarantine while tourists will be in Alternative State Quarantine which appears to be slightly better.

If you can't open your windows or leave your room it's Alternative State prison ASP 🤔

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Wow can’t wait. Thiacatraz sounds heaps of fun. i think I’ll wait until they become more desperate I’m a few months.  
 

Cheers for the update, good of you. Best of luck. 

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Thanks for sharing, nice details.

 

One question; you mentioned your flight was full, would you please share:

 

1. Your guess of the total passenger numbers, and

 

2. Would you please share if there was distancing, or every seat occupied.

 

Thanks. 

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3 hours ago, Kadilo said:

Wow can’t wait. Thiacatraz sounds heaps of fun. i think I’ll wait until they become more desperate I’m a few months.  
 

Cheers for the update, good of you. Best of luck. 

"... i think I’ll wait until they become more desperate I’m a few months."

 

Interesting comment, I'm having similar thoughts about waiting:

 

1. I am a foreigner, 76 years old coming soon, had Thai PR for 22+ years. 

2. I have severe recurring bronchitis and I've had pneumonia before.

3. I can apply for a repat flight because I hold Thai PR. 

 

Both 1. and 2. mean that if I catch the virus I will very likely and quickly be in ICU and chances of death are quite high.  

 

I got caught out of Thailand, and now sitting it out in Australia (my birth/passport country).

 

The number of people returning to Thailand, to Australia and many other countries who are tested on or soon after arrival and are positive for the virus is quite high.

 

All meaning of course that when they sitting on the flight they were positive and if they weren't totally serious about masks, hand cleaning etc., then chances of spread of the virus is high.

 

So better to sit it out for a while and hope there's better processes developed and a vaccine is approved and large numbers are being inoculated.  Having had the jab would (one would hope) be a strong bonus when flying with others who are positive.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, baansgr said:

What was the social distancing on the plane? Every other seat?

Don't know if this helps. but... I left Chicago on the 9th. Flight to Korea was 30% full. In Korea the plane filled (mostly Thai). Every seat taken.

 

 

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