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Arrived back in Thailand from UK aboard a Boeing dreamliner probably near 250 people aboard trying to leave the plane was hampered by the fact that just 20 metres from the exit there was a barrier set up where a young girl with a arm full of paper work asking to see your boarding card and checking your name against a list of passengers, some passengers had left this on plane so were trying to return to retrieve it others had no idea what they had done with it so were searching hand luggage, I always keep mine tucked in passport, as I was to the rear of the plane it took almost 40 minutes to get off not what you want after a long flight then another wait for immigration where they asked for boarding pass again. Does anyone know if this is going to become the norm for Thailand now or was I just unlucky

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seems odd what is your take on this.?  they were looking for an individual?  what airline?  more facts needed

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It was a Royal Jordanian flight, and I do not have a clue what it was about, if they were looking for some individual I would have thought it would be easier to get them at point of immigration or kept us all seated on the plane and police and immigration board and lift them from there , but I'm no expert on how these things work 

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Maybe just some sort of audit or check on the APIS system? I'm assuming the "young girl" was an airline employee (RJ) or AoT contractee?

 

If the authorities were looking for someone, who was allowed boarding but during the in-flight APIS check in Bangkok was flagged for 'scrutiny', then the RTP would probably have been conducting the screening rather than a young girl?

 

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Royal Jordanian flights to Bangkok continue on to either Kuala Lumpur or Hong Kong. The boarding pass check is to ensure that any passengers continuing on to those destinations do not accidentally leave the plane (or misunderstand if their language is not one spoken on the flight).

Part of the reason for this is that some airlines that have flights with stopovers at BKK on the way to other destinations do let their passengers disembark, go through security and re-board later. Eva flights from Europe stopping in Bangkok on the way to Taipei for example. It seems that it is either up to the airline or possibly the regulating authority at the final destination to choose whether passengers continuing on have to go through security again at the stopover airport (BKK in this case).

From my experience, announcements are normally made on these flights noting that boarding passes must be shown when disembarking.

 

Boarding passes are always meant to be inspected by Thai immigration on departure/arrival in the immigration area along with the entry form and passport.

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