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    Suvarnabhumi Airport

    Here are few shots of my recent tour of the new airport.
    This is the infamous runway. Actually there are 2 runways about 2.2km apart. I did not notice any cracks.


    This is the control tower which is supposed to be one of the tallest in the world.


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    This is me preparing for takeoff on the concourse.


    Some interesting facts. Initially, when construction started there were about 30,000 workers from upcountry toiling daily. From the surrounding swamps the workers gathered about 1 ton of fish/reptiles per day to feed the crew.

    When I asked if anyone had been hurt or died, the response was 'a few'.

    Overall, it is a damn big airport spreading out over some 20,000 rai. Still swampy on the edges to my way of thinking...

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    Lets just see when it opens, and then when it does how long it takes the automated baggage system to get the luggage from plane, to the baggage carousel.

    Gonna miss DM its only 10 minutes from my house but I only see the planes I dont hear them.

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    Were you allowed inside, HB?

    If so, did you get any piccies & what was your impression of it?

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    I've alraedy booked and paid to fly from Heathrow to Bangkok in mid july. Is it likely to be directly to the new airport. If so, am I safer to take hand luggage only.

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    You will be going out of DM not the new one in July, if I am wrong I owe you a night on the town Hamilton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    , if I am wrong I owe you a night on the town Hamilton.
    Can we start at Soi 6 ???? (Pattaya)

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    Dont hold your breath Hamilton. AO is on a sure thing!

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    When is this foking Air port gonna start functioning??

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    not when they say...that's for sure

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    Where is it? I've read about this beast for ages in the Post and the Nation, but I have no clue where it is...

    2.2 km apart? geez, what's the point. Do they feel compelled to put another golf course in the middle? Are the runways parallel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Were you allowed inside, HB?

    If so, did you get any piccies & what was your impression of it?
    Sorry for the late reply MTD.

    For, the most part we were not allowed inside do to the cleaners at work. However, we were able to peek into one of the terminals but photographs were not allowed.

    From what i saw one word comes to mind, BIG! Plus i have never seen anything so fancy here in Thailand. When we asked about the scanners, the reply was that they were all up and running. The guides were well rehearsed with their answers...

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    Cheers chap.

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