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    Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen?

    With all the problems with the airport in Bangkok I am thinking to just give the place a miss and fly into Chiang Mai instead. So what would be the best way to get from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen? I am travelling with the misses and 2 kids....

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    Nokair fly CM to Udorn Thani. Take train to Khon Kaen.

    Take the day train down to P'lok. Then scenic trip by bus thru the mountains from there via Lom Sak & Chumpae. About 6 hours. May be only 2nd class bus. Air con but no toilet. Bus stops at Lom Sak & Chumpae for about 10 minutes.

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    Stay home and avoid all this crap!

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    ^ Shanghai is a shithole during the summer, so need to get out of China when i can

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    Go to Bangkok, lot easier to get to KK from there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thungsongsausage
    With all the problems with the airport in Bangkok
    Don't listen to all the crap, there are 2 immigration points at Swampy, if one is full the other will be near empty.

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    The immigration clearance problem has improved significantly now

    That is why Flyer Talk Forum has been quiet on the issue for nearly a Month

    Warning on current immigration clearance time - FlyerTalk Forums

    About the same time this article was written

    Airport complaints subside
    Published: 22/03/2012 at 02:37 AM
    Mr Somchai said as many as 90% of all immigration counters have been manned in recent days, up from 50-60% in the several weeks before the Royal Thai Police (RTP) stepped in to address the issue.

    Suvarnabhumi has 124 counters in the arrivals area and 80 in the departures hall.

    Airport sources said AoT's daily provision of 100,000 baht in overtime wages for immigration officers working beyond their normal hours over the next two months has helped.

    Before the long immigration queues became such an explosive issue in recent weeks, only 1,045 immigration officers were on the roster after 267 were either promoted or transferred to other locations.

    But sources said the RTP recently ordered those officers who were promoted or reassigned back to their counters.

    Since March 17, the RTP has put 40 female officers from the Kong Roi Namwan (Sweet Company) crowd-control unit to help pre-check incoming passengers' immigration forms.
    On your way out of and back through Swampy you will now notice.......

    Adoption of a new queuing arrangement, the "snake line", has also accelerated the queue flow.
    Airport complaints subside | Bangkok Post: business

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    It's a nice drive (until you hit the dusty Isaan plateau). If windy roads through scenic mountain country is your flavour.

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    ^ It's a long drive, took me 12 hours last time and I wasn't hanging around, very scenic in places though as you say.

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    The thought of driving 12 hours with my kids scare me I will take a chance at Swampy and then fly up with TG to Khon Kaen. Cheers for the advice.

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    By plane with Kan Airlines on Tue and Thu

    Kan Air Flying With Nature Chiang Mai Chiang Rai Nan Pai

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    Thai airways fly from cnx to kkc but at over 7000 baht you may want to tell them to go and fuck themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thungsongsausage View Post
    The thought of driving 12 hours with my kids scare me I will take a chance at Swampy and then fly up with TG to Khon Kaen. Cheers for the advice.

    you don't have to do it in one go

    have some fun, stay in some strange places

    a couple of nights on the road is good, see new stuff

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