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Can we check our baggage through to Koh Samui??

westyorks
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Can we check our baggage through to Koh Samui??

Hi we are flying Heathrow to Bangkok with EVA Air (booked with Travelbag) and then onto Koh Samui (booked direct with Bankokair).

Does anyone know if it is possible to check our luggage straight through or will it all be seperate because of booking the flights independantly?

Any advice welcome thanks!

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1. Re: Can we check our baggage through to Koh Samui??

Bangkok Airways do have a codeshare with Eva so it should be possible for the agent to link the booking. I think you will have to call Eva though to see iff this is possible. Have you left at least three hours between your EVA inboud and the flight to Ko Samui if they will not check your bags through?

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2. Re: Can we check our baggage through to Koh Samui??

You will probably need to collect your bags at Bangkok anyway to clear customs and immigration. Just be sure (as previously notes) to leave yourself plenty of time.

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3. Re: Can we check our baggage through to Koh Samui??

Just curious - how much time have you left between flights?

Bangkok immigration can be a nightmare. Because of this we overnighted in Bangkok and flew the next day with Bangkok Air.

Have to say I thought you could only check through if it was the same booking/ticket but you learn something new every day!!

Bangkok Air are a great airline and Koh Samui airport is wonderul. Have you been before?

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4. Re: Can we check our baggage through to Koh Samui??

Koh Samui Airport has had immigration and customs facilities since 1997, so if you can check your luggage through there is no need to clear immigration and customs in Bangkok.

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5. Re: Can we check our baggage through to Koh Samui??

Hi,

As noted, EVA and Bangkok Air *do* share an interline agreement, which permits one carrier to tag bags onto flights operated by the other.

:owever, do know that interlining is only a *right* when you are on *one* single ticket. EVA could however do so, but sine you're on two seperate tickets, this would be at their sole discretion.

;ust ask at check-in.

Travel Safe,

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6. Re: Can we check our baggage through to Koh Samui??

Koh Samui, does have immigration and customs facilities. However, most countries require you to clear customs and immigration at your 1st point of entry, which in this case is Bangkok.

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7. Re: Can we check our baggage through to Koh Samui??

Does not apply to Thailand.

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8. Re: Can we check our baggage through to Koh Samui??

Transfer information page for the Bangkok airport regarding passengers traveling to Sumai province.

suvarnabhumiairport.com/passenger_guide_tran…

They may not need to pick up their bags to clear customs if they are allowed to check their baggage straight through. However, as is noted on the link, they will still need to clear Immigration and go through a customs checkpoint.

As they are traveling on 2 separate tickets, I would prepare for the worst case scenarion.

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9. Re: Can we check our baggage through to Koh Samui??

Hi, you do not need to clear customs when you get to BKK, if you can get EVA to check you through to Koh Samui. When you get off at BKK you walk through to where the internal flights leave from, bit of a walk, but great to get your legs going again. When you land in KS, you clear customs there.

Hope you do not mind me asking you this, but why on earth did you book the tickets separately? Travelbag could have booked them together and it would have saved you a potential problem, EVA could turn around and say that they are two separate tickets and then you will have to collect bags, clear customs etc.

Mick

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10. Re: Can we check our baggage through to Koh Samui??

Hi, just looked at your post on the Thailand forum, as you have only allowed 1.5 hours for your transfers and on two separate tickets, if you do not get EVA to check you through all the way then you have no chance unless EVA arrives an hour early. You may also have the problem that Bangkok Air make you pay for another flight if you miss the connection, not their problem that you miss a flight because you did not allow enough time. You need to sort this out well before you get to the airport, get on the phone to EVA in London and explain everything and see if they can help, if they say they can not check you right through, speak to Bangkok Air and try and get a later flight, there is a flight at 17:15, even this will be tight on separate bookings. You may have to prepare for a night on Bangkok and paying for another flight, which last minute will not be cheap. As above, get on the phone and try and sort out ASAP, try and get confirmation via email that they will do it and take that to the airport with you.

Mick