THAI says Suvarnabhumi Airport passengers should arrive four hours early, AOT says ‘not true’

Thai Airways (THAI) and Airports of Thailand (AOT) can’t agree on waiting times at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Giveaway recommends that passengers on worldwide flights ought to arrive 4 hours forward of departure due to delays on the airport.
AOT says this is “not true” and asks passengers to reach three hours forward of schedule.
In a Facebook post, THAI asks for passengers’ cooperation in arriving 4 hours before their flight, citing that Suvarnabhumi Airport’s worldwide checkpoint Zone three is closed due to the installation of Automatic Return Tray Systems (ARTS) going down from March 1-29, 2023.
Yesterday, AOT released a press release calling THAI’s submit “inaccurate.” AOT says that two ARTS have been installed at international checkpoint Zone three and the checkpoint reopened on March 10, meaning that a three-hour wait is enough.
So ought to international passengers arrive three or four hours earlier than departure?
On Sunday, one passenger said…
“Three hours before departure time is really required at BKK Airport now. All procedures (check-in, baggage inspection, immigration) have a protracted queue.
“Check-in, baggage inspection, and immigration take no less than one and a half hours. Thai folks pass via immigration with computerized machines, which could be quicker.
“Will foreigners miss their flights? Everyone looks worried. Should I be joyful or dissatisfied with Thailand?
“If it didn’t take so long foreigners would spend more cash in the airport on souvenirs and meals.
“The news attributes the lengthy queues to the advance of the luggage inspection area which will reduce ready occasions (but trigger delays in the course of the set up process).
“If there have been extra Chinese tourists than this, the airport can be overwhelmed.”
Kapook reported that many worldwide passengers missed their flights this weekend, especially nighttime flights, because of the long queues at Suvarnabhumi Airport and some panicked passengers requested to leap the queue to try to make their flight.
One Thai passenger said…
“On my last two worldwide journeys, I arrived three hours forward of departure. I didn’t have time to eat or chill before flying. If I didn’t have a Thai passport, I would have undoubtedly missed the flight. I really feel sorry for foreigners.
“I’m #TeamThaiAirways. Arriving four hours forward of schedule is better.”
Both AOT and Thai Airways launched statements within the Thai language only. One Twitter person complained…

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