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I have seen the dedicated Immigration booth for Thai Airways Business and First Class passengers on the outbound side.

What about when one enters Thailand from a Business Class flight on Thai Airways, is there also a fast track Immigration booth to re-enter Thailand ?

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I have seen the dedicated Immigration booth for Thai Airways Business and First Class passengers on the outbound side.

What about when one enters Thailand from a Business Class flight on Thai Airways, is there also a fast track Immigration booth to re-enter Thailand ?

:o

Is it really a separate counter? Don Muang had "APEC Participants Check In".

Unless the price of express immigration processing can be bought with money (like fast-track issuance of a passport, for a fee) and airline has that kind of contract to get Immigration to deploy dedicated staff for their premium passengers, I don't see how it would work.

I can't remember where I saw it (Singapore Changi Term 3 maybe) but it looked more like a lounge where someone does the formalities for you without replacing existing officers. Not sure how they speed it up, perhaps do what is possible (not everything) with airline and immigration linked IT systems.

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I have seen the dedicated Immigration booth for Thai Airways Business and First Class passengers on the outbound side.

What about when one enters Thailand from a Business Class flight on Thai Airways, is there also a fast track Immigration booth to re-enter Thailand ?

:o

Is it really a separate counter? Don Muang had "APEC Participants Check In".

Yes, it's a seperate counter on the outbound journey, it's the inbound I'm thinking of for when I come back.

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I believe it was the closest immigration area after you got off the plane. Usually the cabin crew in business class can advise you which immigration counters are dedicated to business/first class (at least for TG). Just ask one. Not necessarily faster though to use them, if you arrive at a heavy incoming traffic time. Always worth a try though.

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Cheers Ima Farang, I'll do that, maybe I can string along with any first class passengers and have a chat with the Thai Airways rep that greets them and leads them through fastrack.

Anythings worth a try, maybe the queues won't be so bad, but when they are they're very painful.... :o

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They announce on the plane that you can get fast track entry, but there's no obvious queue. I presume it's the diplomatic line along with 1st class.

The dedicated outbound queue is nice. Can go through 30 mins before take off with no worries.

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They announce on the plane that you can get fast track entry, but there's no obvious queue. I presume it's the diplomatic line along with 1st class.

The dedicated outbound queue is nice. Can go through 30 mins before take off with no worries.

Cheers TW, sounds good.

I'll be a bit dissapointed if I don't get preferential immigration arriving in Bangkok on Thailands national carrier after shelling out for business class. :o

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Get in line behind a Thai and strike up a conversation...and smile a lot. If they give you the runaround, just plead ignorance and smile while doing it. I have never been turned away from a Thai immigration counter on landing in Bangkok...they always politely accede to the friendly farang who can't seem to read their signage :-)

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Get in line behind a Thai and strike up a conversation...and smile a lot. If they give you the runaround, just plead ignorance and smile while doing it. I have never been turned away from a Thai immigration counter on landing in Bangkok...they always politely accede to the friendly farang who can't seem to read their signage :-)

Well I can say that does not work all the time. Yesterday for example I was escorting an unaccomanied minor through immigration and saw lots of farang in the Thai only lines being pushed out by an immigration officer. There were 4 agents for Thai nationals and only 1 Thai going through it - yet she was pushing people over to the other very long lines, even though several complained about living here and such.

Over to the far left where flight crew go through immigration there is a line for business/first class passengers which the agent meeting the flight will escort you to. It's for all airlines including Thai. On the way out the first class/business class fast track is labeled Thai but the check-in agent will give you a fast track invitation to go through along with a lounge access card.

On a side bar the flight I worked back into BKK yesterday morning was oversold in economy class. We ended up upgrading 9 passengers into business class. I've now worked several flights back into BKK with some originating in Dublin, London and Paris and all full.

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They announce on the plane that you can get fast track entry, but there's no obvious queue. I presume it's the diplomatic line along with 1st class.

The dedicated outbound queue is nice. Can go through 30 mins before take off with no worries.

Correct, inbound you use the same area as Diplomat / 1st Class, which is on the right hand side of the main area's.

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Hmmm. In my 9 years being based out of BKK and having worked for another carrier before the one I'm with now, we never make announcements about fast track for first/business class, usually it's an agent waiting to escort them. I can also say not all the time there is an agent there to greet the first/business class at BKK. Sometimes even in the early morning we can only get one air bridge open after waiting 5 to 10 minutes after being brought in by ground crew

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Simple answer is NO.First class has dedicated inbound visa but Business class not.As a word of caution,Thai Business class is probable the shittest out of all airlines.Its like stepping back to the 80's.Its crap,the seats are terribly uncomfortable with very little recline.

EPG.

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I flew TG business class LHR-BKK-SYD+BNE-BKK-LHR in December and it was fine. The new seats on the 777 especially good.

According to the video played on arrival at BKK from BNE, TG Royal Silk passengers could use fast track immigration on arrival. If there's a mistake, it's theirs not mine.

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This fast track is NOT for business class. maybe you can sneek in and get trough.

There is only a fast track for first class with escort and only for TG and star allaince airlines i believe. ( No official business class fast track on the inbound flights period )

On the right side in the main hall you only have the diplomatic / VIP fast track.

There is now ( started about 3 months ago ) an dedicated VIP fast track, APEC and Diplomatic area on the outbound but all tickets are checked here before entering this area.

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Simple answer is NO.First class has dedicated inbound visa but Business class not.As a word of caution,Thai Business class is probable the shittest out of all airlines.Its like stepping back to the 80's.Its crap,the seats are terribly uncomfortable with very little recline.

EPG.

Yep, I was on a 747/400 that didn't have a refit, no screens in the seat backs, no PC plugs, and hardly any choice of movies, 15 crap channels, that was it !!!!, No games, nothing......in fact I just used my iPod the whole trip, very dissapointing especially as I was using Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific Business class before, but Singapore Airlines were full on the date I wanted so Thai it was.

Singapore Airlines will be seeing me again for sure.

Thai business class? No way, unless the planes get modernized, the Fast Track was useful, and not queing up with the peasants in economy is good and I had a nice shower in the lounge but the plane was dissapointing, I'm sure it was the same one I used in 1990 when I first came to Thailand! :o

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