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    Paid to work!!

    Suvarnabhumi airport will charge passengers leaving Thailand 35 baht more for their tickets as the cost of checking travellersí personal and criminal records.

    Sounds like a good reason to use Don Muang

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikem View Post
    Suvarnabhumi airport will charge passengers leaving Thailand 35 baht more for their tickets as the cost of checking travellersí personal and criminal records.

    Sounds like a good reason to use Don Muang

    Did you forget to change your username!

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    Shocking! Oh no. A whole 35 baht!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Shocking! Oh no. A whole 35 baht!
    A good reason to use Don Muang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikem
    Sounds like a good reason to use Don Muang
    squeaky fukker, are you Jockanese?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Shocking! Oh no. A whole 35 baht!
    ...hmm. For a given value of hmmm.

    Looked at a ticket breakdown recently? You are quite often paying (significantly) more for airport taxes, fuel charges and other add-on charges than you are for the actual flight!

    ..and checking criminal records? You mean immigration running the passport through the computer as they do now? That really has worked in the past....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikem View Post
    Suvarnabhumi airport will charge passengers leaving Thailand 35 baht more for their tickets as the cost of checking travellersí personal and criminal records.

    Sounds like a good reason to use Don Muang
    Sounds great in theory, yet not in practice.
    DM only services a nominal amount of Asian regional "international" flights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikem
    Sounds like a good reason to use Don Muang
    squeaky fukker, are you Jockanese?
    Ya bastard, those 35 bahts will add up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    Looked at a ticket breakdown recently? You are quite often paying (significantly) more for airport taxes, fuel charges and other add-on charges than you are for the actual flight!
    Often around 50% of a ticket, I know.

    It could well be that this is a just a better way of breaking down the administrative costs, rather than a whole new cost. Presumably it was being down before, and sure, it may not cost 35 baht for one search, but someone had to build the database, purchase the computers, train the staff etc etc.

    Admin costs are often hidden or underestimated.

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    35 baht is perhaps 300% over what it actually costs to do this random check. I was thinking that this cursory passport scan is nothing more than a sham? Of course while the cost of the Av-Gas has dropped 0ver 50% the tax has never been reduced nor the cost of the flights.

    In America they used to state that the average cost of 1 gallon of gasoline was 85% taxes of one sort or another...today's notice BP on-line is the cost of your alcohol and tobacco has just increased by 3% increase in tax as well.

    Welcome to the real world folks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    but someone had to build the database, purchase the computers, train the staff etc etc.
    You are a silly man Wilson...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Shocking! Oh no. A whole 35 baht!
    A good reason to use Don Muang.
    What flights from don Maung are direct to Brisbane for me ?

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