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Only taxis travelling to and from Bangkok airports can charge for luggage




The Land Transport Department is clarifying the recent news that taxis in Bangkok can charge special handling fees for luggage after the announcement received public scrutiny. The department’s deputy director Tanee Suebrerk says this special fee only applies to metred taxis travelling to and from Bangkok’s two airports.

He says that those taxis who do not deliver passengers or pick them up from the 2 airports cannot charge the special fee. Tanee further clarified the legal jargon of the new fees with the details below:

• 20 baht for every bag that measures 26 inches in width, height or length.

• 20 baht for every additional item of luggage after the first 2.

• No more than 100 baht per piece for sports equipment such as bikes, or musical instruments that are 50 inches or more in size.

• No more than 100 baht for tools, appliances, or equipment that measure 50 inches or more in size. Additionally, the taxi driver is required to notify the passenger in advance about the extra fees. Carry-on baggage cannot be counted under the charges. Such carry-on items include laptop cases, purses, backpacks or personal belongings.

SOURCE: The Nation


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    Toby Andrews

    Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Oh yes. I have a baht bus driver tried to charge me for luggage in Pattaya.
    Now there is a chance, they will charge everywhere in Bangkok.
    Do not put your bag in the boot!!!

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    Issan John

    Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Thanks, Thaiger – that makes a lot more sense.

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    Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    and I’m sure they will oblige

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    Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    So get a grab taxi than…LOL. At Don Mueang, simply walk over the passenger bridge and flag one down at Amari of get a grab there. Only for principle.

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      Khun plastic

      Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 9:37 pm

      I’m far more lazy,just go to departures and grab on there like the staff well at most airports worldwide.

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    Perceville Smithers

    Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Drivers in town taking passengers from one hotel to another will want to be paid the handling fee too.

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    David Jackson

    Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    ….great, thanks for clearing that one up then….plain sailing ahead….

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    Dean Ferdinando Cordovando

    Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    The lower tier subcultures of thighs cunnive and swindle away from PROPRIETY at every flatulent semblance of any derivation of transparent stability .

    Their dystopian delusions of grandeur are frittered away from the onset of their early educational development ; fanatic immersions in rote memorisations of photocopies of extinctified Data keep their questionably qualified academic lecturers in linear employment .

    Have offed my services

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      Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 8:56 am

      Yes Dean Cordovando, very eloquent but what does it have to do with ripe off baggage handling fees at the airports ?

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      Jesus Monroe

      Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 11:30 am

      Dean put the dictionary away please. Your wisdom will reach a larger audience.

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      Preesy Chepuce

      Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 11:45 am

      You spelt “connived” wrong… I can’t talk, I spelt “additive” wrong today, and your left a space before your semi-colon and full stops… No idea why you use a capital for “data”.
      When you say “offed”, it sounds like a good idea… thighs eh? one-track mind much?

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    Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    that’s even worse

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    Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    I always tip the driver. Im pretty sure others do as well especially from the airport. No more tip

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    preesy chepuce

    Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 12:15 am

    Why would anyone pay extra for luggage in a taxi? It’s a pith-take. I’d sooner go on the train.

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    Patrick Kelly

    Monday, November 23, 2020 at 1:47 am

    I have taken numerous taxi in Thailand and rarely does the driver step out to handle my luggage. He usually pops the trunk and I place my bag inside.

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    Graham Smith

    Monday, November 23, 2020 at 2:28 am

    Skytrain next

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    Kolenda Marijo

    Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    Graham Smith : Skytrain Next !!
    You are right man. I was always drive by Taxi, but the prices become more and more, so i take the Skytrain !!

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