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BKK Photography

Thu Jun 10, 2004 10:17 pm

Hi all!
As we have a 4 hour stop over in BKK i would be interested to know if its possible and allowed to take pictures from the terminal there. What ahbout police/security? Will we expect any problems?
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RE: BKK Photography

Thu Jun 10, 2004 10:29 pm

You can go near the end of pier 2, (gate 20s) 3 (gate30s), 4 (gate40s), there are glasses at each end of the pier facing the taxiway and runway. Just watch out the reflection on glasses at time. Hope this help.
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RE: BKK Photography

Thu Jun 10, 2004 10:33 pm


I spent a whole day in transit once, no problems then.
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RE: BKK Photography

Thu Jun 10, 2004 10:37 pm

Thanks for the info guys.
So the airport security or police is no issue there?

[Edited 2004-06-10 16:07:13]
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RE: BKK Photography

Fri Jun 11, 2004 5:48 am


I once flew HKG-BKK-CDG and left HKG at 0800 to connect with the 2359 TG flight to CDG. Travel agent thought I was a nut! No problems at all in the transit area. Have fun!

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RE: BKK Photography

Fri Jun 11, 2004 8:36 am


No problems with airport security for the terminal shots. But I do find the glass a tad tinted and if its even a little hazy outside, the shots don't come out good. You should think about a ramp visit. It's not cheap though but can be arranged. Email me (through my profile) if you need details.
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RE: BKK Photography

Fri Jun 11, 2004 8:59 am

This is very good for you, Peter! You can shooting with the pics during in the transit on their way back home to VIE.
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RE: BKK Photography

Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:13 am

Andrew's a NUT, and we all know it  Smile

Note that lately, they check your boarding pass at the entrance to each pier and if your boarding gate is not in that pier, you will not be allowed past the security check.

This means you are effectively confined to the pier where your flight departs from or you could shoot from the main terminal building connecting the various piers.

Previously the end of pier 5 was excellent as it had floor to ceiling glass panels. Lately, this area has been blocked off as a holding room for flights at the end of the pier. When no flight is boarding there, you may be able to go to the glass for photography. Give it a try, for this is where you get nice rotation shots on 21R.

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RE: BKK Photography

Sun Jun 13, 2004 8:09 pm

Thanks for all the answers. We ended up at the 20 gates trough the glass. We had no rpoblem to get in there although our departure gate was 11.
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