Lee From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 148 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1583 times:
I'm soon booking to fly LHR-USM via BKK. I'm booking the flights with EVA air and Bangkok air separately. I have never done this before so have a few questions.
Do i have to recheck my bags at BKK or can i check them all the way to USM from LHR?
Also how long would i need to leave at BKK to get the connecting Flight. I suppose this depends on if i have to check in again. It seems that at 3:30 the airport is busy with European flights so would there be big queues at immigration ?
Concorde001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1230 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1475 times:
I would not recommend buying two separate tickets. Trying making the whole trip (LHR-BKK-USM) as one reservation. This is because if your LHR-BKK flight is delayed, or cancelled and you miss your connection, you will be protected as Eva Air will be obliged to rebook/reroute so you reach USM.
Utapao From Thailand, joined Jul 2005, 645 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1463 times:
Immigration upon arrival and departure at Survarnbhumi have been incredibly quick on my five trips through there, compared to Don Muang. Even baggage claim has been very efficient on my trips.
The bigger issue will be if you have to clear immigration, claim bags and check back in with Bangkok Air because of split ticketing. Your issue would probably be the line for checking in rather than immigration in/out or baggage.
Despite some 'new airport hiccups', the airport really is great.
AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1455 times:
Quoting Utapao (Reply 3): Immigration upon arrival and departure at Survarnbhumirnhave been incredibly quick on my five trips through there, compared tornDon Muang. Even baggage claim has been very efficient on my trips.rn
Very good to hear. On my March trip to HKT the airline that I was flying discontinued service from TPE to HKT and I was rerouted thru BKK, which they stated required a minimum 2 hr layover. Rechecking bags on another carrier, I would think require at least another hour if not two.
FXMD11 From Thailand, joined Aug 2004, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1435 times:
As far as I know there is no interline between BR and PG. Try to get yourself a ticket on bangkokair.com as they have Promotion Fares too and it is worth to
wait an hour more for a 50US$ Saving (IMHO). Flights to USM leave every hour, so it is not a big issue. Give yourself 90 to 120 mins and your transfer will be a breeze. (I managed it in 45min...). PG Staff are very friendly and
always try to make everything possible. Happy Travels and enjoy Thailand.