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Transferring from domestic in business to international in first - what to expect?

Transferring from domestic in business to international in first - what to expect?

Old Jan 30, 19, 6:03 pm
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Transferring from domestic in business to international in first - what to expect?

I have arranged Thai award tickets for relatives flying from Krabi to Bangkok in business then on to London in first and have a few queries so that I can tell them what to expect.

I believe Krabi have a CIQ procedure so that they can clear immigration in Krabi. Where do they have to go for this? Is it the same check-in as for non-transit passengers? Presumably the check-in staff will be able to give them boarding passes for both legs?

Will they be met from the plane in Bangkok and taken to the lounge? I know (from distant personal experience) that if you check in at Bangkok you get a buggy ride to the lounge, but I don't know if the same applies to connecting passengers.

How long before departure at Krabi would you check in? From what I've read, the lounge is rather uninspiring!
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Old Jan 30, 19, 6:19 pm
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Krabi has a CIQ procedure so that they can check through luggage, get both boarding passes and clear immigration in Krabi and stay in Transit in BKK
larger Airports like Phuket and Chiang Mai have a separate "international" check in area for this; not sure about the small airport in Krabi but they could look out for this; otherwise they will get this at normal TG check in and get further instructions there
In BKK they will (usually) get escorted from domestic gate through transit security to F lounge; as F lounge is just a few meters from transit security, there will be no buggy ride
I would check in in Krabi around 90 minutes before the flight (to be on the safe side)
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Old Jan 30, 19, 11:43 pm
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Originally Posted by louie-m View Post
..From what I've read, the lounge is rather uninspiring!
Yes it is. But this is secondary to arriving early to sort out the transfer to the International flight.
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Old Jan 31, 19, 1:04 am
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Originally Posted by BinSabai View Post
Krabi has a CIQ procedure so that they can check through luggage, get both boarding passes and clear immigration in Krabi and stay in Transit in BKK
larger Airports like Phuket and Chiang Mai have a separate "international" check in area for this; not sure about the small airport in Krabi but they could look out for this; otherwise they will get this at normal TG check in and get further instructions there
In BKK they will (usually) get escorted from domestic gate through transit security to F lounge; as F lounge is just a few meters from transit security, there will be no buggy ride
I would check in in Krabi around 90 minutes before the flight (to be on the safe side)
Thank you for this, very helpful as usual.

Originally Posted by WLG Base View Post
Yes it is. But this is secondary to arriving early to sort out the transfer to the International flight.
That's true! Do you happen to know whether there is a separate international check in area for CIQ passengers at Krabi Airport (and if so, where it is)?
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Originally Posted by louie-m View Post
That's true! Do you happen to know whether there is a separate international check in area for CIQ passengers at Krabi Airport (and if so, where it is)?
separate buildings for domestic and international
https://www.yourkrabi.com/krabi-airport/
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Old Jan 31, 19, 4:13 am
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separate buildings for domestic and international
https://www.yourkrabi.com/krabi-airport/
I've spent ages looking for something like this without success, so many, many thanks.
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Originally Posted by louie-m View Post
I've spent ages looking for something like this without success, so many, many thanks.
you are welcome! happy to help!
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