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by uncle tom
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?
Replies: 44
Views: 2467

Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

So finish the story--let me guess. In HH by 8.30-- shower, change, quick meal, In R bar by 9.30. Rang the bell. UT is back in town!
Nearly - hit the R bar at 8.50 and had a pizza there..
by uncle tom
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?
Replies: 44
Views: 2467

Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

Touched down 16.23 yesterday, 450m walk to immigration - but only three people ahead of me, so through in five minutes. Changed some cash then bags arrived promptly - glanced at my watch as I cleared the green channel - 16.54

31 minutes - not bad!
by uncle tom
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel insurance - check the small print..
Replies: 17
Views: 972

Re: Travel insurance - check the small print..

Out of interest, on the Thai insurance circuit as opposed to the travellers one, what sort of cost does annual medical cover come in at?
by uncle tom
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Hua Hin Airport to Operate International Flights by End 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 4930

Re: Hua Hin Airport to Operate International Flights by End 2017

because they need the means to fly into the airport in good weather and bad Yes, but think about the weather in Hua Hin - how often would ILS be necessary? Does it ever get misty enough in HH to cause a problem for aircraft? - I've never seen it like that (although I'm rarely up at dawn..) Yes, the...
by uncle tom
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel insurance - check the small print..
Replies: 17
Views: 972

Re: Travel insurance - check the small print..

One thing people tend to overlook in these policies is the need to have a license for the vehicle you are operating i.e. motorbike.
Strangely, I have never felt any desire to get motorised in Thailand, and get around quite happily on foot or by bus..
by uncle tom
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel insurance - check the small print..
Replies: 17
Views: 972

Re: Travel insurance - check the small print..

The Nationwide deal is fine if you have an account with them, but if you don't, you have to go through all the bells and whistles of opening a bank account before you can sign up. I have just taken out a 'Light Premium' annual travel policy with InsureAndGo which allows trip lengths of up to 90 days...
by uncle tom
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Hua Hin Airport to Operate International Flights by End 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 4930

Re: Hua Hin Airport to Operate International Flights by End 2017

Airlines like Air Asia have their place, but I do wonder if Thai airways realise how many more passengers would be swayed to using their services from Europe, if they ran connecting flights down to HH? I will shortly be flying over on EVA, because they were a little cheaper than Thai; but that cost ...
by uncle tom
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Opening a bank account which bank?
Replies: 54
Views: 9266

Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

Just to add my 2c.. I have a Bangkok Bank 'Be 1st' account which is simplicity itself. All you need is your passport, and a friend in Thailand who will let you use their address for correspondence purposes. Although I took a Thai friend with me to help translate when I set up the account, the lady i...
by uncle tom
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Hua Hin is starting to look a lot like Christmas
Replies: 20
Views: 1360

Re: Hua Hin is starting to look a lot like Christmas

Right now I'm thinking: Stuff Christmas, I want to get back to the LoS..!

Back on parade Jan 1st - can't wait...
by uncle tom
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin
Replies: 140
Views: 27130

Re: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin

Checking 'other' sites, March 1st does indeed look like being the one and only bar closure day in the next qtr.
by uncle tom
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel insurance - check the small print..
Replies: 17
Views: 972

Travel insurance - check the small print..

My annual multi-trip travel insurance renewal came through yesterday - with no overt suggestion that anything material had changed in the cover, but I clocked that the premium had gone down on a year ago.. So, poring through the small print I noticed that the maximum trip length had reduced from 90 ...
by uncle tom
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Rip off ATMs at airports
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Rip off ATMs at airports

I mostly use TransferWise. Same sort of thing Not quite.. - TransferWise (I use SAT Worldwide..) looks like one of the outfits that moves money from your home A/C into your Thai one without taking the sort of cut the banks rake off. CurrencyClub delivers actual currency to your home address before ...
by uncle tom
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Rip off ATMs at airports
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Rip off ATMs at airports

I have an account with Bangkok Bank and all theirs are actually outside where you get the bus or taxi. Interesting (I also use BB) - in the absence of a 'proper' ATM at BKK I was toying with the idea of getting my first tranche of Baht from these people: www.thecurrencyclub.co.uk - But have never u...
by uncle tom
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?
Replies: 44
Views: 2467

Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

Can you take them past security? I know you can't bring drinks.
Usually - yes..
by uncle tom
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Baggage at airports: Is that your bag sir?
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Re: Is that your bag sir?

When you buy luggage, don't choose a black one - you'll find find yourself in the midst of the scrum staring intently at almost every bloody bag as it comes round the carousel.. If you pick one that's a bright canary yellow, you can stand at the back of the crowd and wait patiently. Aside from that,...