So far Bangkok's main international airport continues to function but there are reports that (airport) staff are facing difficulty getting to their place of work which means that flight cancellations can be expected.
The picture remains confusing but I have read their are queues at TG's downtown ticket office with travellers anxious to leave in case the situation worsens.
So far, the big European airlines have not posted BKK travel alerts on their websites or offered passengers the ability to change/cancel their trips without penalty. I find this surprising in light of the seriousness of the situation.
DavidYYC From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6049 times:
Quoting LondonCity (Thread starter): So far, the big European airlines have not posted BKK travel alerts on their websites or offered passengers the ability to change/cancel their trips without penalty. I find this surprising in light of the seriousness of the situation.
UA issued a "Travel Waiver" on the 21st, which unfortunately I have had to take advantage of. I was meant to be in BKK this weekend.
Hope it does not get too bad, but it looks ominous at the moment.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39408 posts, RR: 76 Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5906 times:
Quoting bennett123 (Reply 1): iirc, The RTAF Museum was at Don Maung. Also there were Orient Thai/Phuket B747's and Thai Skyways L1011.
Does anyone know if these were affected.
From looking at that A300 photo I'd say yes. The A300 is parked near the Orient Thai L1011s.
The main road on the ground level is flooded and Nok Air and One2Go suspended their flights as of this afternoon.
Quoting LondonCity (Thread starter): So far Bangkok's main international airport continues to function but there are reports that (airport) staff are facing difficulty getting to their place of work which means that flight cancellations can be expected.
That is true. Many people in my office haven't been to work due to flooding. Those hardest hit are on the outskirts of Bangkok. I'm keeping my eye out the window to see if my area gets affected. Flooding has crept in to some parts of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River has risen over its banks.
To make matters worse, an estimated 100 crocodiles has escaped a nearby crocodile farm and the government is offering cash money for those that catch them alive. I have a friend, her and her boyfriend has caught one already. Its what I'm having for dinner tomorrow.
I hear they taste pretty good. She'll be getting a new purse, he'll get some new shoes and we're all going to have a feast.
I'll upload photos later.
People are coping well and helping each other out. Thailand has had many floods before.
By the way, if any local Bangkok spotters can get to Don Mueang, please try to get a photo of these aircraft sitting in water for the database. You just don't see large airliners parked on ponds everyday.
Orient Thai and One2Go is the same airline and yes they operate daily flights throughout Thailand.
You're thinking of Thai Sky which used the L1011. There are two Thai Sky L1011s still parked out at Don Mueang. They no longer fly.
I'm keeping an eye out on the flooding. I live not too far from Don Mueang and looking out the window to see if/when the flood waters head my way.
So my question is does this airline still exist or not.
Please can the moderators take a broad view, as it is broadly related to the situation at Don Maung, and does not
They still exist and do flights to HKG, MFM amongst other places. They still have a couple of 747-300s, two 747-400s (Hadj flights mainly), 2-3 737-300s and a couple of 767s one of which is in the TPE hangars now being prepared for them. Most if not all of the MD80s are out of service and I believe One-Two-Go which was their subsidiary (and involved in the fatal MD80 Phuket crash) has been shut down.