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Thai airways airport scam

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Thai airways airport scam

I am curious to know if anyone else has recently been victim to a scam running through Bangkok international airport, in which I believe Thai airways staff are involved. On our flight back to Brisbane last night, we had carried our duty free purchases - in sealed bags and purchased within the airport of our connecting flight. We were searched at the first bag check and permitted to proceed. However, when we reached a second bag check at the Thai airways gate, all duty free was confiscated, and no receipt provided. They claimed (falsely) to be enforcing Australian regulations that prohibit passengers bringing more than 100ml bottles back to Australia- when we argued that this did not apply to sealed dutyfree purchased, the staff of the airport and the airline became quite threatening and belligerent in their manner towards us. I am yet to follow this up with Thai airways in Australia, but would like to know if anyone else has had this experience, as I did see other passengers having their purchases taken

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3. Re: Thai airways airport scam

No scam, its law.

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4. Re: Thai airways airport scam

Australian Regulations not Thai!

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5. Re: Thai airways airport scam

There's been a lot of posts on this and it isn't a scam but not very fair as it's I think only australia that prohibits this.

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actually, I checked with Customs on arrival in Australia and they agreed that the confiscation had nothing to do with Australian law - they saw no reason why the alcohol could not be brought into Australia from Thailand.

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Do a Google search for "Thailand Alcohol to Australia" ,)

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According to the Australian government you cannot carry duty free onto an aircraft unless it is delivered to the gate. It's not a scam

…infrastructure.gov.au/international/lags/du…

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Previously when I have tried to buy alcohol at the duty free in Bangkok I was asked where I was going and when I said Australia, I was told that they could not sell it to me.

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