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Domestic flight transfers through Bangkok airport

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Domestic flight transfers through Bangkok airport


I'm flying from Chiang Mai to Bangkok with Bangkok Airways then catching a connecting flight to Krabi with Air Asia (as so much cheaper). My luggage will obviously need to be collected at BKK, but as I already have my Air Asia boarding pass for the onward flight, can I go through Transfers rather than having to go through Arrivals then Departures (passport control etc) again?

Is there a luggage drop off point in Transfers?

Advice gratefully received :)

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1. Re: Domestic flight transfers through Bangkok airport

You don't need to go through passport control (immigration) as both flights are within Thailand. You'll need to collect your bags and then head to Air Asia to check your bags in.

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2. Re: Domestic flight transfers through Bangkok airport


Baggage reclaim-- either international or domestic-- leads only to the land-side.. on other-words, if you have to reclaim bags in Bangkok for any reason, then you must continue onward and exit the air-side (secured area) and either clear passport and customs control (with international arrivals) or clear the air-side secured area..

In either case, once you've come into contact with your checked bags, you can no longer remain air-side, you must exit (and complete arrivals processes if international) and then re-enter and undergo security screening again before flying onward.

Travel Safe,

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