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Did Emirates Suspend All Bangkok Flights?  
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5845 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

Would any one be knowing about this? why did they do this?

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User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3448 times:

Yes they did. Also Etihad suspended all their flights...

I think you are not watching the news.... there is a coup in the capital - Bangkok!!! The Army revolted against the PM and took over the city .. Hence Emergency Law or Rule!!!

So everything is on hold!!


User currently offlineSv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

British airways continued their flights didn't they, at least two that day?

User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

Dunno about BA but EK and EY have suspended their flights.

User currently offlineLY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2259 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3379 times:

If LY flies normally I guess it's not that bad so far.


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User currently offlineMRURUN From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3324 times:

As far as I'm aware only EK and EY cancelled their services. Others may have been delayed but no outright cancellation of a route (temporarily). Dont know why, its been a quiet coup, by all accounts.

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5845 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

Quoting MRURUN (Reply 5):
Dont know why, its been a quiet coup, by all accounts.


Thats why I wanted to know why EK suspended operations, it seems strange if LY could continue what caused these two to stop.


User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

BA continued their flights to BKK, as did QF. If a passenger felt they did not want to travel due to the problems in Bangkok, they were being re booked for a later date, however I'm not sure if refunds where being given if the passenger did not want to travel nor about the option of re routing the passengers say via SIN or HKG.

BP777



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User currently offlineMRURUN From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3073 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 6):

The title just says Did....

As far as I'm aware, if you were ticketed through to SYD/MEL you could reroute through other stations. No refunds, but could rebook for another date/destination, if the latter incurred extra charges then the passenger would pay.


User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

Looks like as if EK and EY are shitting their pants Big grin

User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

Looks like as if EK and EY are sh...ing their pants Big grin


I do not see any reason for canceling flights to BKK.


User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3333 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

Quoting MRURUN (Reply 5):
As far as I'm aware only EK and EY cancelled their services.

so what happened to EK's DXB-BKK-SYD-AKL service.
was this service routed through SIN or KUL??


User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3333 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2936 times:

Still showing BKK stop on the Sydney airport website.

http://www.syd.com.au/SACL/Flight+In...09%2F2006&c=Emirates&g=20&x=28&y=9

http://www.syd.com.au/SACL/Flight+In...09%2F2006&c=Emirates&g=20&x=21&y=5

Even the EK website shows BKK operating...


User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

There was a report yesterday morning on radio news here in SYD that the BA9/10 and QF1/2 flights which were in the air at the time were rerouted via SIN, not sure if it's true or if they continued doing it.


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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4977 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

I blame the media for this...Making a big deal out of a something so small...The military is simply keeping everything under control until the new government is ruled in...End of story...

EK413



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User currently offlineSpeedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

Quoting EK156 (Reply 1):
Also Etihad suspended all their flights...

Interesting, as I am almost certain that EY did depart (albeit with a rather low pax load)...



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

My girlfriend and I are meant to be flying LHR-AUH-BKK with EY on 11th Nov. Do you think it'll be OK by then?


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User currently offlineSpeedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

No reason it should not be - I am not at work at the moment, but I am almost certain that the EY BKK schedules were not cancelled. I shall check up when I am back.

By that time too, you should be flying LHR-AUH-NBK.



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User currently offlineSpeedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

Little bit of info from a friend - current Etihad Bangkok services are operating normally.


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User currently offlineEjazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

EK156

I'm not sure where you got your information from but here at Etihad we did not suspend one single flight to Bangkok. There was a slight delay to the first service due to depart after the coup occurred (42 mins) whilst our Security Department assessed the situation and that was it.

Emirates initially suspended all services, as noted in the Gulf News, but not Etihad so best check your facts next time please.



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User currently offlineAntskip From Australia, joined Jan 2006, 936 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 14):
Making a big deal out of a something so small...The military is simply keeping everything under control until the new government is ruled in

Although Thailand seems to have military coups as an essential part of their political process now, a military take-over of civil processes is in every way a subversion of democratic society - and is always potentially very dangerous for everyone involved. So airlines flying to a country which has been taken over by a military uprising would have to be very wary of moment-by-moment events.


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