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Samui residents: Bangkok airways are a rip off!

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Samui residents: Bangkok airways are a rip off!

 

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A Samui residents' association gathered at the Rama V monument on the island yesterday to air grievances about Bangkok Airways.

Chief of the complaints from the group of Bo Phut residents was the cost of flights. They said when compared to other routes on similar planes with similar services in Thailand Bangkok Airways were clearly 2 to 3 times more expensive than they should be.

They called on the airline to lower their prices.

In addition the group said that people in the area were suffering from ever worsening noise pollution and vibration from aircraft. The most serious issue in this regard was the affect on students and teaching in schools in the area.

Daily News reported that the group were headed by a former navy man who read out the list of complaints.

Following this the group dispersed.

 

Source: Daily News

 

 
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How much is the airport charging the airlines to arrive and take off

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Bangkok Airways flights to Samui are higher than other locations because the ticket price must support the operation of the airport while tax money pays for services and operations at other airports. If the residents want lower airfare then they should pay for airport operations and maintenance through some form of subsidies. I doubt they would agree to such payments. Currently all passengers support the airport, especially tourists.

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They own Sukhothai Airport well And the BKK Flights are fair ,and a beautifully maintained area with Zoo,Hotel etc. Sounds to me Like forces beyond causing the bleatings


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Bangkok Airways were a huge rip-off in 2004 when I moved here.

 

I'm not sure why Thais have waited so long to protest - do many Thais even use Bangkok Air?

 

I would have thought it should the tourists who are being ripped off who should be protesting anyway - with their wallets.  

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But maybe they are listening? :whistling:.... they have a sale, as posted here by Poorsucker:

 

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/968411-bkk-airways-sale/

 

I have friends trying to get here from Penang ... they used to allow Firefly to come into Samui, but now stopped apparently ...To use BKK Airlines, they would have to go to KL and then fly here at huge expense... they are now considering flying to Surratthanni. .... and putting up with the longer trip.

 

Problem is  for tourist coming on Joint Airline tickets from overseas, the price they pay is not such a bad deal... they don't feel the high price as we do living here in Thailand.

 

 

 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Mister Fixit said:

Bangkok Airways were a huge rip-off in 2004 when I moved here.

 

I'm not sure why Thais have waited so long to protest - do many Thais even use Bangkok Air?

 

I would have thought it should the tourists who are being ripped off who should be protesting anyway - with their wallets.  

Its probably a case of as long as the tourists keep rolling in who cares which is understandable but in recent months they very obviously are not and the islands hurting.  

 

When theres a genuine downturn you look for answers and heres a glaring one

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18 minutes ago, hansnl said:

Is Bangkok in the name of a company inherent to ripoffs?

Is that a coded post?  Perhaps you could explain in plain English

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2 hours ago, sungod said:

I use Bangkok airways all over the region where I can by choice.  They are generally cheaper than Thai (I never go to Samui) and the food and service is far superior on these short hop flights. Because my travel is local I would never qualify for the Thai gold card, but do for Bangkok airways premier card. Besides Bangkok airways supply lounges in some airports for all its customers.

 

I don't believe they deserve a blanket bashing......

I can't understand  why Bangkok Air provide free food for all passengers on the ground in their lounge at Suvanaphumi AND then on a one-hour flight to CM they offer you yet more food (in a box).  If they want to save money, they could stop this mindless provision of free food.  Waste of money and  ecologically damaging.

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2 minutes ago, blazes said:

I can't understand  why Bangkok Air provide free food for all passengers on the ground in their lounge at Suvanaphumi AND then on a one-hour flight to CM they offer you yet more food (in a box).  If they want to save money, they could stop this mindless provision of free food.  Waste of money and  ecologically damaging.

 

Same for any airline that provides a lounge service, whatever the class.

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When I was a once a year tourist going to Samui the Bankok Air flight from Phuket was almost half the price as that from Bangkok. Same airline and about the same distance. It was also cheaper to fly to Phuket from Bangkok than it was to fly to Samui. Yes, it was and is a rip-off.

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1 minute ago, sungod said:

 

Same for any airline that provides a lounge service, whatever the class.

 

1 minute ago, sungod said:

 

Same for any airline that provides a lounge service, whatever the class.

No, I was saying that it makes no sense to offer free food on the ground and then free food on a one-hour flight.   

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I use Bangkok airways all over the region where I can by choice.  They are generally cheaper than Thai (I never go to Samui) and the food and service is far superior on these short hop flights. Because my travel is local I would never qualify for the Thai gold card, but do for Bangkok airways premier card. Besides Bangkok airways supply lounges in some airports for all its customers.
 
I don't believe they deserve a blanket bashing......


I used Bangkok airways lounge in Laos many times when I was doing visa runs. The lounge was pretty good and had better food than many premier lounges in big airports.

Really miss flying with them.
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1 minute ago, blazes said:

 

No, I was saying that it makes no sense to offer free food on the ground and then free food on a one-hour flight.   

That would depend how hungry you were !

 

Personally I eat in the lounge and just have a drink on the plane, you can say no :)

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With the draconian defamatory lawsuit laws here I am surprised at the Bangkok Airways name being bandied about. Could they do a reverse class action lawsuit??

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The Bo Phut Residents Association (read : mafia) will never be silent...........

 

 

until they receive some sort of bung or free flights.

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31 minutes ago, sungod said:

 

Same for any airline that provides a lounge service, whatever the class.

But drinks are nice

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