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Old May 22, 16, 8:03 am
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Unofficial Bangkok (BKK & DMK) Airport thread

I've been flying in and out of DMK a fair bit this past year, a little BKK too.

I have information, comments, and updates that come to mind. But, the content has no place where it fits. So, I thought I'd try a new thread.

All info, photos, anecdotes, ideas, and discussion welcomed.
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Old May 22, 16, 8:07 am
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Domestic Lounge At DMK opens

I like DMK for the sheer number of food options it has airside, domestically. There has to be more than 20 choices scattered around the concourses.

But, today I saw something new.

Coral lounge has just opened, at DMK domestic, between the 40 and 50 gates.

And... It's a Priority Pass lounge.



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DMK landside - best place to eat would be the staff cafeteria. You have to go outside - the north end of domestic terminal. Or as you face the entrance, on the far left. Walk across the car park to the next building structure, walk along the corridor and IIRC you will see signposted directions.
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Originally Posted by tide View Post
DMK landside - best place to eat would be the staff cafeteria. You have to go outside - the north end of domestic terminal. Or as you face the entrance, on the far left. Walk across the car park to the next building structure, walk along the corridor and IIRC you will see signposted directions.
Good to know this possibility isn't limited to KUL and SIN.
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Boxtel at SBIA/BKK

New compact sleepbox service ‘Boxtel’ opens at Suvarnabhumi Airport

For those who dread missing flights or sleeping in front of the public in an airport, the hourly sleepbox service “Boxtel” was launched recently at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Located in the basement near the Airport Rail Link, Boxtel offers 12 private sound-proof rooms, 4 sq. m in size. Each room comes with air-conditioning, a small foldable table, free WiFi, and a button to call reception in case of an emergency.

http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2016/04/1...abhumi-airport


SleepBox at DMK

Inside the Sleep Box: Prices for Don Mueang Airport hotel service revealed (PHOTOS)

Sleep Box, the new hotel service at Don Mueang Terminal 2, has announced its rates as it postponed its launch until next Monday.
Being the size of a budget hotel room, Sleep Box is equipped with air-conditioning, a television and an ensuite bathroom with amenities.

http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2016/03/1...evealed-photos
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Evidently there is a Magic Point Food Court at DMK (same name as the food court at SBIA/BKK), not sure if this is the "staff cafeteria"?

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUser...t-Bangkok.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Magic...29917830496040





https://earnonabudget.wordpress.com/...8%9E%E0%B8%87/

Scroll down to #6/7, use Google Translate




http://donmueangairportthai.com/en/603-restaurants

http://donmueangairportthai.com/en/d...B8%B2%E0%B8%87

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Evidently there is a Magic Point Food Court at DMK (same name as the food court at SBIA/BKK), not sure if this is the "staff cafeteria"?
Yes the same. I may have used the term "staff cafeteria" carelessly but many staff use it. Although increasingly many tour groups appear to use it too as the carpark near it is for tour buses.

Closes early at 9pm I believe.
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To avoid the heavily loaded on-airport exchange rates at BKK, go down to the level where the trains leave and there's an exchange which is off airport territory and therefore not subject to their rules.

You won't get the same rate as Vasu or TT, but you won't be hurt as much as you would by changing money upstairs.
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Originally Posted by tide View Post
DMK landside - best place to eat would be the staff cafeteria. You have to go outside - the north end of domestic terminal. Or as you face the entrance, on the far left. Walk across the car park to the next building structure, walk along the corridor and IIRC you will see signposted directions.
This place, Magic Food Point, is my go to place to eat at DMK.

The trip advisor link is for BKK. I contacted Trip Advisor over a year ago, but they never fixed it. Side note: They also never added new places that I suggested and gave proper links/address/phone/email.

Here is the place at DMK
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To avoid the heavily loaded on-airport exchange rates at BKK, go down to the level where the trains leave and there's an exchange which is off airport territory and therefore not subject to their rules.

You won't get the same rate as Vasu or TT, but you won't be hurt as much as you would by changing money upstairs.
The company is called Super Rich. They have several locations in Thailand.

Here is a photo of the BKK location
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Originally Posted by ft101 View Post
To avoid the heavily loaded on-airport exchange rates at BKK, go down to the level where the trains leave and there's an exchange which is off airport territory and therefore not subject to their rules.

You won't get the same rate as Vasu or TT, but you won't be hurt as much as you would by changing money upstairs.
This has been discussed a few times but never bad to bring it back to the fore.

Originally Posted by CrazyInteg View Post
The company is called Super Rich. They have several locations in Thailand.

Here is a photo of the BKK location
There is more than just Super Rich (Orange)*. There is one called Value+, Superrich (Green) and a couple others.

All are in the area where the Express train tickets used to be sold.

*Super Rich (orange) in the exchange district of Ratchadamri/Big C is typically empty while across the street Superrich (green) is typically busy and sometimes overflowing with customers. I've never used orange and have never had a problem with green hence I stick with them as my sole exchange when feasible.
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http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/...#entry10455867

At the Airport rail Link there are now at least six private money changers including SuperRich (1965), Superrich Thailand, Happy Rich and Red Velvet.


Airport Rail Link Suvarnabhumi Station (Buy & Sell)
Address :Booth No. SVB RC29. Bangna-Trad Rd., Rachathewa Sub_Dist, Bangplee Dist, Samut Prakarn.
We are on Basement, near ARL Express Line.

Open : Daily : Monday - Sunday
06.30 am - 10.00 pm.
Contact : Tel 095-568-9009

http://www.superrich1965.com/location.php

You can compare rates, hours, services for their central location, and their sub-branches

http://www.superrich1965.com/rate.php


There are at least two other Superrich money exchangers, I am under the impression that they are all operated by different branches of the same family.



http://donmueangairportthai.com/en/3...rency-exchange

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Originally Posted by dsquared37 View Post
This has been discussed a few times but never bad to bring it back to the fore.
I thought the idea of this thread was to get all these DMK and BKK related snippets together on one thread?
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Originally Posted by ft101 View Post
I thought the idea of this thread was to get all these DMK and BKK related snippets together on one thread?
Yeah, but the OP took it upon themself to start the thread, then posts about one lounge, and hasn't been back to the thread.

IMO, A wikipage would be a better place for the information.

http://wikitravel.org/en/Bangkok
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suvarnabhumi_Airport
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Mu...tional_Airport
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Old May 29, 16, 5:27 am
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More posts from the OP isn't the determining factor in a thread.

I've been back. But, the material others have posted is far more interesting than my contributions may have been. It's a busy time of year for me. And, I'm not on FT daily. More stuff coming, when time allows.

I think it's a good place for the info. I don't think I've ever been to an FT wiki.
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