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Thai Smile - no passport number needed during booking?

Thai Smile - no passport number needed during booking?

Old Sep 1, 18, 9:41 am
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Thai Smile - no passport number needed during booking?

I am a UK resident living in the UK and I have just booked a domestic flight from Phuket to BKK on Thai Smile. The booking is confirmed and paid for, but at no stage was I required to enter passport details. This is a first for me (and I have flown other budget airlines like AirAsia and Scoot) - should I be worried?

At what stage does my passport details get checked? At check in? Before boarding? Or is it because in domestic Thai flights a passport number is not needed?
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Old Sep 1, 18, 9:44 am
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It's a domestic flight. You don't need a passport for a domestic flight.
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Old Sep 1, 18, 2:25 pm
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Technically, afaik you need a picture ID available for domestic flights if asked As a foreigner, passport is probably best. Thais have a national ID card.

However, ID for domestic flights rarely asked for.
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Old Sep 1, 18, 3:55 pm
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Originally Posted by A380 Flyer View Post
I am a UK resident living in the UK and I have just booked a domestic flight from Phuket to BKK on Thai Smile. The booking is confirmed and paid for, but at no stage was I required to enter passport details. This is a first for me (and I have flown other budget airlines like AirAsia and Scoot) - should I be worried?

At what stage does my passport details get checked? At check in? Before boarding? Or is it because in domestic Thai flights a passport number is not needed?
You do not typically need a passport number to make a booking an any carrier. You need one to check-in.

The airline will be glad to take your money, even if you don't have required travel documents. They will not let you board the aircraft without them, however.
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