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    BKK airport immigration...

    Was thrilled to get a complentary upgrade on flite to BKK today and doubly pleased to get a "Premium Lane" pass to speed up immigration. Got to the premium area and its chock full of non-premium passengers!! 1 hour and 15 minutes to get through! Couldnt organise a piss up in brewery..

    yeah i know, its xmas eve and airport crowded etc . What is it about the immigration arrangements at this airport? Nowhere else in asia is there this much of problem,. on todays experience the Premium pass is worthless,..,.

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    I don't expect any better in Thailand, but it's a mockery of the law to allow business and first class passengers any preferential treatment at Immigration. Sadly the police state I came from is doing the same crap with the TSA security inspections.

    The only way Immigration service or the treatment by security will ever improve, or will rude officious and abusive officers will be disciplined or sacked is if those who have the connections to file a complaint and be heard are forced to take the same treatment everyone else gets.

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    I think your problem is that the premium pass that you were so chuffed to get can be bought from numerous outlets including the danish-thai chamber of commerce for 200B each (Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce : Fast Track Immigration in Suvarnabhumi Airport). At that price the lane somewhat looses its exclusivity

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazz View Post
    I think your problem is that the premium pass that you were chuffed to get can be bought from numerous outlets including the thai-danish commerce. At that price the lane somewhat looses its exclusivity

    actually, as i had over an hour to cool my heels i took careful notice of the others around me - i think only one in twenty had a pass - the prob was nobody was checking anything. My two flying companions (without pass) got thru regular imigratin in 30 minutes ...

    pissup in brothel..

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    When I travel with my wife I use the thai passport lane, that's normally faster too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by targa
    pissup in brothel..
    Are you German?

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    Yin Dee.

    Nice shirt fella

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    It's cause you were expecting to get through early.
    I just came in about 3 weeks ago and was expecting an hour or more wait.
    Found myself 4th in line (and I was on the back of the plane)
    I couldn't believe my luck.
    You never know.

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    last time a staff sent me to the premium immigration because normal was overcrowded and afterwards the officer jumped on me because i didnt have a premium card, wtf?
    this airport is going down more every year, meanwhile the prices at the restaurants are becoming rip off, and not enough the stuff is cheating and calling up more than on the menu, plus vat and service charge, i would say, f.... this airport and the mafia that runs it and f... all the scamming taxis drivers and hawkers running around there.

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    They sometimes have one or two lines in the premium area running as standard ones when the main immigration areas are overloaded, the other lines are still premium only though. They usually have officers there to direct people to the correct line.

    Can't say I have ever had a problem at the airport and I have never had to wait more than a couple of minutes to get through the premium immigration zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowspole View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by targa
    pissup in brothel..
    Are you German?
    Nah, a Brit. I tried to edit it to "pissup in a brewery" but the board won't let me..

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