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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:

 

https://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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