sstuff3

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  1. This was my flight schedule in July of last year. BKK-Dubai-JFK Depart Bangkok on EK375 at 0955 Arrive Dubai at 1300 Flight time = 6 hours, 5 minutes Connection time = 2 hours Depart Dubai on EK207 at 1500 Arrive JFK, NYC at 2045 Flight time = 13 hours 45 minutes Total travel time BKK - JFK, NYC = 21 hours 50 minutes
  2. Depends on the airline used. I typically visit the US East Coast and normally fly Emirates from BKK-Dubai-JFK (or Boston), which is about 5-7 hours shorter than flying over the Pacific. Of course with the current ban on laptops in the cabin from M/E flights, I am forced to go the long way this year.
  3. Pregnant women tend to get faint and nauseous causing balancing issues, especially during mornings. From the video, it looks as if she felt faint and lost her balance, stumbled forward and fell. Very sad accident.
  4. The majority of ATM's in Thailand are UL Security rated, meaning they are made soley of plate steel. Most of the industry is moving away from UL and embracing EN-rated safes, which are made with steel plate filled with specialty concrete to prevent cutting attacks.
  5. The weight or size of a safe is not important. The security rating of the safe (and proper installation) is what matters. If security is important to you, choose a safe with a minimal security rating of UL. EN-rated or VdS rated security safes are the strongest available. Furthermore, do not confuse a fire rated safe with a security safe. They are not the same. Most safes made in Thailand are fire safes (at best) and provide minimal security protection. https://asiacashms.com/safes/
  6. Not sure it can be called out of date. The video was added to the "Airport of Thailand" official YouTube page 4 months ago and was shown on my flight last night from Auckland.
  7. This video was shown on my flight just before arriving tonight. According to the video, foreigners can now use the E-Channel to pass Immigration at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Has anyone used this method yet? I plan to try it on my next arrival. I didn't try it tonight because I wasn't sure I heard the video correctly which is why I searched for it on YouTube to watch again. Seems like good news for a change.
  8. I use my normal Thai Driver License to rent cars in the US, Australia, New Zealand, and Guam. I've never had any problems in those places and have never been asked for an International Driver's License.
  9. 100% the truck drivers fault. No signal and sudden turn without signalling or checking his surroundings.
  10. "failure to present a driver’s licence (27,081 cases)"
  11. According to another news source, it happened when they were transferring LPG from the tanker into a steamroller at a construction area. The hose leaked and apparently sparked causing the explosion.
  12. Not a new tactic here. Several years ago I witnessed a police officer do a flying drop kick, knocking the bike driver (in motion) to the ground after he tried to go around the police checkpoint at the bottom of the Thai-Belgian flyover on Rama 4 Rd. Was pretty brutal but quite effective. Moral of the story, if the Police tell you to stop.... you need to stop.
  13. Probably hard to tell the difference once they're cooked.
  14. No idea but it's no use arguing with them once they stop you. They will always win.
  15. They do (I've been caught before) but they are rarely used.