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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    You won't find me in a prop during the rain season.
    There wasn't much to choose from when flying to Samui in the past, they didn't have the A320 family before mid 2000 so I've flown a lot with them in ATR-72 and often in rainy conditions.

    I've even flown with them in a smaller turboprop, can't remember what kind but most probably the ATR-40. Kaki brown, had not yet been painted in Bangkok Airways colors.
    That was before Samui airport was officially opened and the runway was then only a long unpaved sand strip!!
    The single terminal building was a tiled floor without roof, the arrival and departure sections of the floor being separated by chains.
    The hand written ticket looked more like something you get in a shop and not like an air ticket, price was 1700 baht for a BKK-Samui return trip if memory serves me. No daily flights, one flight every 2 or 3 days.
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    There's always inter-provincial coach/bus service -

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Long time Harry, its been open 31 years. Opened the year I moved there.
    Indeed, it was a circuitous tour of the south with the then stewardess girlfriend. Bangkok-Surat Thani-Samui-Surat Thani- Krabi-Phi Phi-Phuket-Bangok, boat and bus except for the Bangkok legs.

    The days when Phi Phi and Phuket were pristine and quiet, and the only entertainment in Krabi was the Thai dance hall, which was a fucking hoot I'll never forget.

    I even rented a Jet Ski in Samui and didn't get ripped off, that's how long ago it is.

    Those were the days when your Nok Air's and Air Asia's were a glimmer in their parents eyes, and Bangkok Airways didn't even have jets.


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    Saturday evening read scroll down for the English translation.
    http://tgcase1.cbc.coj.go.th/cbctg0001.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    Saturday evening read scroll down for the English translation.
    http://tgcase1.cbc.coj.go.th/cbctg0001.pdf
    If Thai Eastar Jet (whoever they are) had just paid the Bt260, the whole thing could have been avoided.


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    ^^ I get a server not found error when I try the link.

    ^ Thai Eaststar is a joint venture of Eaststar from South Korea after a google search. Recent startup, bad timing with Covid rearing its ugly head....


    ======================

    Okay have the doc now...
    Last edited by Troy; 14-06-2020 at 12:55 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    If Thai Eastar Jet (whoever they are) had just paid the Bt260, the whole thing could have been avoided.

    It clearly states on page 112 paragraph 10 the failure of an undisclosed TD member choosing to fly PG instead of TG about 30 years ago is the main cause of the airlines demise

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    The days when Phi Phi and Phuket were pristine and quiet, and the only entertainment in Krabi was the Thai dance hall, which was a fucking hoot I'll never forget.

    I even rented a Jet Ski in Samui
    I made a short fast trip to Samui in 1983 (stealing few days out from my business stay in Bkk), being curious after reading an account of a guy who complained that it is no longer so "pristine and quiet" as it was when he was there 20 years ago...

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    While The Industry Crumbles, One Airline Is Making Money Hand Over Fist Shipping Pigs To China

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    Volga-Dnepr Group also has been shipping masks, hazmat suits, medical equipment and street-disinfecting equipment to places like Russia and Germany. The company saw its sales skyrocket 32% to $630 million this year.


    Alexey Isaykin, who holds a $700 million stake in the company, said: “Global aviation is going through its most challenging time ever, but for cargo carriers like us it’s a chance. Previously, more than half of all aviation cargoes were carried in the luggage compartments of passenger planes. With this supply vanishing from the market, demand for cargo airlines surged and prices more than doubled.”

    “The geography of our shipments is expanding, following the spread of coronavirus. We just started shipping Chinese medical goods to Africa and are getting first inquiries from Latin America. I think India will be next,” Isaykin said."

    While The Industry Crumbles, One Airline Is Making Money Hand Over Fist Shipping Pigs To China | Zero Hedge
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    For those of you who can travel around Thailand, Vietjet are giving tickets away from 15th-19th June.

    And yes, the BKK Post article is dated 17th.

    To celebrate the new routes, over 500,000 promotional tickets from only THB5 (excluding taxes and fees) are given away for 5 days from 15th - 19th June 2020, during the golden hours between 12:00 and 14:00 (GMT+7) on website VietJetAir.com - Enjoy Flying!. The promotion tickets are available for the travel period from 1st July till end-December 2020.

    Celebrating 5 new routes for ‘5-month free travels with Thai Vietjet’ on Sky Fun

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    Well, i was left with a WTF question hanging after the last Email i got from Thai Airways and they have followed up and clarified....

    เรียน ท่านลูกค้าผู้มีอุปการคุณอย่างสูง

    บริษัท การบินไทย จำกัด (มหาชน) ขอชี้แจงเพื่อความเข้าใจที่ถูกต้องสำหรับหนังสื อ เอกสารหรือข้อความจากศาลล้มละลายกลางเกี่ยวกับการฟื้ นฟูกิจการของบริษัทฯ ที่ท่านอาจได้รับจากศาลล้มละลายกลางผ่านทางระบบ E-Mail หรือ SMS อันเป็นผลมาจากการเข้าสู่กระบวนการฟื้นฟูกิจการ

    ในฐานะที่ท่านเป็นลูกค้าที่มีคุณค่าและมีความสำคัญยิ ่ง บริษัทฯจึงใคร่ขอเรียนให้ท่านทราบถึงความคืบหน้าของก ารดำเนินการต่างๆ ของบริษัทฯ อย่างไรก็ตาม ท่านไม่จำเป็นต้องดำเนินการใดๆ ในการยื่นขอรับชำระหนี้ เนื่องจากบริษัทฯ มีนโยบายและความมุ่งมั่นตั้งใจในการดูแลลูกค้าผู้มีอ ุปการคุณอย่างสูงของบริษัทฯ อย่างดีที่สุด ภายใต้กระบวนการฟื้นฟูกิจการ ทั้งในส่วนของการคืนค่าบัตรโดยสาร การดูแลสมาชิกรอยัล ออร์คิด พลัส และบัตรโดยสารที่ท่านถืออยู่ จึงขอให้ท่านไว้วางใจ และเชื่อมั่นว่าบริษัทฯ จะสามารถก้าวผ่านวิกฤตและอุปสรรคในครั้งนี้และสามารถ กลับมาให้บริการท่านได้อย่างเต็มรูปแบบตามปกติต ่อไป
    บริษัทฯ ขอขอบพระคุณลูกค้าทุกท่านที่เข้าใจสถานการณ์และให้กา รสนับสนุนกิจการของบริษัทฯ มาโดยตลอด และหวังเป็นอย่างยิ่งว่าจะสามารถกลับมาให้บริการแก่ล ูกค้าทุกท่านได้ภายหลังมาตรการเฝ้าระวัง ป้องกัน และควบคุมการแพร่ระบาดของการติดเชื้อไวรัสโคโรน ่า 2019 ที่เกี่ยวกับการเดินทางเข้า-ออก ประเทศไทย ได้รับการผ่อนปรนในอนาคตอันใกล้นี้
    ทั้งนี้ ท่านสามารถทราบรายละเอียดเกี่ยวกับกระบวนการตามกฎหมา ยตลอดจนสิทธิ หน้าที่ และผลกระทบต่อท่านลูกค้าได้ ที่นี่
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    บริษัท การบินไทย จำกัด (มหาชน)

    Dear Valued Customers,
    Thai Airways Public Company Limited (“THAI”) would like to ensure sound understanding of our valued customers regarding communications you may have received via E-mail or SMS subsequent to the THAI’s business reorganization. This is because you are regarded as a significant customer of THAI who should be updated accordingly.
    However, THAI would like to further inform our valued customers are not required to take any action for debt repayment filing because such aspect shall be included in our policy to accommodate our customers to the best of our ability during this period, especially for customers requesting airfare refunds, members of the Royal Orchid Plus program, and air ticket holders. Please rest assured that THAI shall rise above this hardship and resume its normal operations as soon as possible.
    THAI would like to express its gratitude for your kind understanding and longstanding patronage. We have high hopes to return to our normal services following the easing of Thailand’s COVID-19 surveillance, prevention, and control measures in respect of inbound and outbound flights.
    Furthermore, THAI would like to provide the following details of the legal procedures as well as the rights, duties, and impact to our valued customers, please click here.

    Best regards,
    Thai Airways International Public Company Limited

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    No more social distancing on domestic flights in Thailand

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has further eased domestic air travel service restrictions, by doing away with the on-board social distancing requirement.


    CCAT Director Mr. Chula Sookmanop said today that, from now on, airlines can sell all the seats on each flight, without the need to leave some vacant for social distancing.


    The airlines, however, must improve their in-flight air ventilation systems and replace the high efficiency particulate air filters on a regular basis, in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.


    The airlines must also warn their passengers that they may face legal action if they do not wear face mask throughout the flight.


    Meanwhile, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said Thursday that, from July 1st, family members travelling together on electric trains in Bangkok will be allowed to sit together, because the duration of each trip does not exceed 50 minutes.


    He said that he has instructed the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRT) to inform the public about this new seating arrangement for the Blue and Purple lines, explaining that the easing of restrictions was in line with the improvement of the COVID-19 situation and to reduce costs for the MRT.


    Mr. Saksayam also distributed free face masks to train commuters on Thursday, as part of the MRT’s “Healthy Journey with BEM” programme, to encourage commuters to wear them.


    One million face masks are to be distributed between now and August.

    No more social distancing on domestic flights in Thailand – Thai PBS World

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    There's always inter-provincial coach/bus service -
    But don't you suppose he probably wants to arrive at his destination alive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cisco999 View Post
    But don't you suppose he probably wants to arrive at his destination alive?
    What's the ratio of deaths to safely delivered passage miles?

    Compared to minibus/self drive/train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Well, i was left with a WTF question hanging after the last Email i got from Thai Airways and they have followed up and clarified....
    Lucky you!

    I have heard nothing about my tickets. I expect some compensation before I will use Thai again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    I expect some compensation before I will use Thai again.
    If you're thinking of a monetary refund then it can only be "some", they are not allowed to favor any creditor now that they have filed for bankruptcy with company reconstruction. Allowing them to exchange your old ticket with a new at a later time is probably your best option.

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    ^ I am expecting a reduced fare or free upgrade for my next trip as compensation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    ^ I am expecting a reduced fare or free upgrade for my next trip as compensation.
    Are you a Royal Silk member?

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    ^ Yes, and so is the wife.

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    Good luck with that Troy, i would dial your expectations down to avoid disappointment. I got a voucher and i am going to have to top it up to buy the next ticket. Of course I will have to wait until chairman fukwit has decided the new tourist rules and for the stars to align for me to be lucky enough meet whatever they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    ^ Yes, and so is the wife.
    Well you'll probably get your credit note first then.


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    On the offchance that a few places will be open in September, I had a look at prices on a few Gulf airlines.

    Gulf Air and Oman Air are within the price range pre-pandemic.

    Emirates and Etihad are virtually double.

    Qatar are the most expensive of the lot.

    I'm debating gambling on a flight because the chances that prices will skyrocket are pretty good, whereas the refund penalty might not be so bad.

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    Of course if you are Orstrilian.....

    When Covid-19 first hit with seismic impact, one of the first industries to suffer consequences of closed borders was that of the travel sector. The job losses from airline companies, hotel and other accommodations sectors came quickly, and for most Australians who were gearing up for overseas travel, the cancellation of such escapades was a difficult one to confront. But as the curve has been flattened and restrictions eased, all anyone has been waiting to hear is when international travel can once again resume. We are, after all, a country that loves to travel – and we need to, as well, given that Australia feels so far removed from the rest of the world. But according to Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham, you might need to shelve those travel dreams a little while longer, as the minister suggests Australia won’t be letting tourists into (or out of) the country until 2021.

    International Travel Will Likely Remain Off The Cards Until 2021 - GQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Good luck with that Troy, i would dial your expectations down to avoid disappointment. I got a voucher and i am going to have to top it up to buy the next ticket. Of course I will have to wait until chairman fukwit has decided the new tourist rules and for the stars to align for me to be lucky enough meet whatever they are.
    Indeed.
    I wouldn't be holding my breath expecting anything beneficial from the current state of Thai Airways [Int'l/Domestic]

    Might be better to jump ship and take one's losses.

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    ^ Domestic is Thai Smile and they provided excellent service when we used them to get back to Germany. Yes, they cancelled the evening flight and rebooked us on the morning one. However, I consider that a minor inconvenience considering current crisis. Even with hotel for the day, waiting for night flight, they were cheaper and more convenient than alternatives.

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