It's not really free from quarantine unless I've read it wrong as they have to still stay in a SHA hotel for 24hours upon arrival, my daughter and grandson from the UK, were coming for just a week due to work commitments, arriving on Xmas day, but sadly, if that's the case they won't be. I hope I'm wrong its been a few years since we've managed to actually physically see each other.
Why on earth would any airline that's strapped for cash, as all now are, continue to pay big bucks for something they don't need?
A quick Google, and this is reflected across ASEAN and the entire region, including Aus and NZ, and it's been the case for over a year.
The only 'news' is that Thai PBS has had another 'no news' day.