Just to let anyone who might hesitate (people still may be freaked) about the coup of two weeks ago - I sit in the new airport, awaiting my flight to Phuket and can you tell you emphatically; everything is wonderful here. There are NO signs of anything political; if anything, there is even more pride amongst the Thai. Everyone is wearing shirts w/ the Kings emblem.
The Thai people are extraordinary. Our trip has been wonderful in Bangkok - I am really sorry to be leaving the city, but looking forward to the beach.
The new airport is gorgeous and huge! A ways out of the city, but about 45 min. in no traffic. Still working out some bugs, but you wouldn't really know it.
Travel here and you won't regret it!