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Thai Airways chairman & wife have 380kg of bags

Old Dec 18, 09, 5:53 pm
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Thai Airways chairman & wife have 380kg of bags

Thai Airways chairman faces baggage probe

Many a traveller gets caught out carrying excess luggage but few on the scale of Wallop Bhukkanasut, executive chairman of troubled Thai Airways.

Last month Mr Wallop and his wife arrived at Tokyo’s Narita airport with 30 pieces of luggage, tipping the scales at 380kg.


In first class, Mr Wallop’s allowance for flight TG677 to Bangkok on November 14 would have been 40kg, plus 20kg as a “gold card” holder.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/eb591e32-e...44feab49a.html
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Old Dec 18, 09, 7:07 pm
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Good thing they were flying TG.
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No one wants to make a joke about packing a wallop?!
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Old Dec 18, 09, 11:15 pm
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That is too many bags to being checked. It will have to only for 2 or 3rd checked bags pre-customers. 30 bags are too much for traveling on TG out BKK-NRT. This is not specific time for TG chairman at all. IT will be charges for more excess bags is almost thousands dollars for that. Its not possibility to do that.
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Over and out

One would almost think that they were trying to flee the country.
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One would almost think that they were trying to flee the country.
Yeah, it might to get a real problems to leave from entire country.
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Thai Airways executive chairman Wallop Bhukkanasut has resigned after a probe into allegations that he abused his power to avoid paying for excess luggage on an international flight.
http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...s-baggage.html
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Good thing he was 'resigned'. Extremely bad signal to send to the customers.
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30 pieces of luggage

? Why would anyone ever need this much luggage?
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Most of these were probably black shoes for the wife.
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30 pieces of luggage

? Why would anyone ever need this much luggage?
29 were for her; one was for him.
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Old Jan 7, 10, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by baglady View Post
29 were for her; one was for him.
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Old Jan 7, 10, 12:03 pm
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They must have been moving abroad. I can't imaging using even 5 bags worth of stuff over the course of a month living normally and not even washing anything.
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It's good to be the Chairman.
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But who packed them all and who carried them all?
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