I completed by third PCR test yesterday, and supposed to leave Phuket for Bangkok on 5th August, but received a notice that my flight was cancelled. It seems that there are no domestic flights or transport out of Phuket till 16th August (that's also a maybe). Now the Sandbox, seems like a trap for vaccinated tourists, who are indirectly forced to stay longer then the 14 nights in Phuket.
What is TAT doing to help those of us, who are trap here after our 14 nights stay?
TAT cannot expect more foreign support for Phuket Sandbox, if they don't assist us in situation like this.
Does Thailand really care about improving tourism? Then TAT need to do something to show that they care.
The Bangkok Post reports that up to 80% of deaths are among elderly people with underlying health conditions, with Kiattiphum saying this is why the government is prioritising this group for vaccination.
Let's see, publicized kickoff of vax distribution was June 1st, why did it take 60+ days to get the priorities figured out and organized? Is it because they had pre-priorities such as VIP's, friends of VIP's, Military, educators of closed schools in line before those most likely to die. Just asking for a 69YO friend
Given the situation it is not just the airline industry that will require help. They are no worse off than the hotels with no tourists, tour attractions that are closed, or restaurants with restricted hours/no alcohol sales.
UPS and Fed Ex are buyers of 747"s that still are useful. Either for spare parts or to use for cargo. While the planes are not fuel efficient by today's standards, they carry so much freight that the cargo companies find them better than today's smaller jets.
I purchased a used 2019 MG5 last year. I talked to several MG owners and all have had good experiences. I had only one minor problem with a turn signal which the dealership quickly repaired. In terms of quality the MG might not be as good as a Toyota, or Honda but they are substantially less money. Mine has performed very well getting good gas mileage and a nice ride. I believe they offer good value getting far more car for the money than comparable Japanese models. I would look to buy another MG if I was in the market to purchase one. It is unfortunate that the OP had the bad luck to get what appears to be a lemon. However I have had over the years a Ford that was a disaster, an Audi that was an ongoing service problem, and one Acura ( upscale Honda) that was prone to transmission failures. The point being that every car company at one point has had models or specific vehicles that are lemons.