THAI says Suvarnabhumi Airport passengers should arrive 4 hours early, AOT says ‘not true’

Thai Airways (THAI) and Airports of Thailand (AOT) can’t agree on ready occasions at Suvarnabhumi Airport. THAI recommends that passengers on international flights should arrive four hours ahead of departure due to delays at the airport.
AOT says that is “not true” and asks passengers to reach three hours ahead of schedule.
In a Facebook publish, THAI asks for passengers’ cooperation in arriving 4 hours before their flight, citing that Suvarnabhumi Airport’s worldwide checkpoint Zone 3 is closed because of the set up of Automatic Return Tray Systems (ARTS) taking place from March 1-29, 2023.
Yesterday, AOT released an announcement calling THAI’s submit “inaccurate.” Track record says that two ARTS have been put in at worldwide checkpoint Zone 3 and the checkpoint reopened on March 10, meaning that a three-hour wait is enough.
So ought to worldwide passengers arrive three or four hours earlier than departure?
On Sunday, one passenger said…
“Three hours earlier than 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 at least one and a half hours. Thai people move by way of immigration with automatic machines, which might be quicker.
“Will foreigners miss their flights? Everyone seems apprehensive. Should I be pleased or dissatisfied with Thailand?
“If it didn’t take so lengthy foreigners would spend extra money in the airport on souvenirs and food.
“The information attributes the lengthy queues to the development of the bags inspection space which can cut back waiting times (but cause delays in the course of the set up process).
“If there have been more Chinese vacationers than this, the airport would be overwhelmed.”
Kapook reported that many international passengers missed their flights this weekend, especially nighttime flights, due to the lengthy queues at Suvarnabhumi Airport and some panicked passengers asked to jump the queue to try to make their flight.
One Thai passenger said…
“On my last two international trips, I arrived three hours forward of departure. I didn’t have time to eat or chill earlier than flying. If I didn’t have a Thai passport, I would have positively missed the flight. I feel sorry for foreigners.
“I’m #TeamThaiAirways. Arriving 4 hours ahead of schedule is healthier.”
Both AOT and Thai Airways released statements in the Thai language only. One Twitter consumer complained…

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