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Paul
post Dec 1 2008, 08:27 PM
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Useful information:
http://www.bangkokpost.com/tourist_help/


Hedonist - it is hard to answer your question but it is possible. The places you mention have international airports that receive flights from places like Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, etc.

So either talk to a travel agent, an airline or search through the airline websites to see if you can find something. Probably worth talking to a travel agent in this case and getting them to do your work for you.
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post Dec 2 2008, 12:09 AM
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From Bangkok Post article:

""It could take days, weeks or even months, only God knows how long," a frustrated Mr Serirat said.

The PAD security detail has not allowed airport or airline workers to enter the area once they left. Most of the surveillance TV cameras at the two airports have also been disabled.

Before the operations can resume, the AoT will first need to ensure that the airports are back up to standard. They will have to be checked by the Department of Civil Aviation under the yardstick established by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, an agency of the United Nations.

An endorsement from aviation authorities of the United States, the European Union and international airlines would also be needed.

The likelihood is that U-tapao airfield, a navy facility in Rayong province, will continue to serve commercial air traffic while Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang are inactive.

However, U-tapao has only a limited capacity and is jam-packed with passengers, mostly stranded foreigners, and has been struggling to cope with a backlog of flights."


Added to all that - if any of you have bookings with small tour companies in Thailand for any tourist related activity - please check and confirm them. Many companies are currently go out of business and many people are loosing their jobs.
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post Dec 2 2008, 07:44 AM
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Bangkok Post, Al Jazeera, BBC, SBS all reported that some flights are being allowed to land at Bangkok airport. (although they all said slightly different things).
Now Thai TV news has reported that the protesters have agreed to leave and allow the airport to open.

About bloody time.

May take a while for things to be back to 100% operations, but we are getting there. They reckon flights could start arriving in 24 hours.
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post Dec 2 2008, 09:09 AM
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What a mess. I'm glad things are going back to normal.


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"What a mess" is correct.

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post Dec 2 2008, 10:14 PM
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Today Thailand is back to smile


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Thailand is a very fascinating and hot travel destination. But it is not smart to travel there this year until the local government and society more stable.
Hold on your vacation plan and choose some other places.
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post Dec 8 2008, 11:13 AM
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Airport is clear now. angel1.gif welcome to Thailand, again.

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QUOTE(Paul @ Nov 30 2008, 01:13 AM) *

If you have plans to fly in or out of Bangkok this week - cancel them. Go somewhere else.

Nothing is happening in regards to opening the airports at the moment.

Friday - MAYBE - you may have close to normal services resumed.

Latest update for Thailand.
It is safe now . They just got a new Pm a oxford graduate guy.
THings should be alright. Thailand is the best and cheapest and Branded place to travel too.
So dont miss this opportunity.
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