It’s the holiday season. Many are flying home to love ones.
Just what do you do when you have a long layover at an airport awaiting a connecting flight? For some, this can be just a few hours. But this man’s got a really long wait. What should he do for those many many hours in Bangkok airport? The response from the social media manager at Skyscanner was simply brilliant if you read the article.
Now it would be ridiculous to imagine being able to stay in the terminal for 47 years but “The Terminal” is a good reference movie…
But imagine you really had a long layover time – say 6 hours. What would you do?
What would we do if we had more than 6 hours of layover in Bangkok? The airport used to have free transit passenger tours that run for between 4-6 hours. But it appears to have been discontinued since June 2015. Honestly given the traffic to and from the airport, it doesn’t justify getting out on your own.
Rather, it might be better to use the transit lounge. They are on the third floor on concourse B and D. Seems like they have televisions and nice couch seats just like Changi airport..
There is also free internet, simply enable wireless network connection and select the following network (SSID): “.@ AirportTrueFreeWiFi”. Instructions here. Some folks said that it is counterintuitive to send the account and password to your email account. Some even said you need internet (to access your email account) before you can get this free wifi!
But we read it as the password is automatically created and you just need to click “login” to access for free (2 hours) immediately. No need to search your email account for anything. Guess sending the account name and password to your email is also for you to not have to register again in the future? Or to re-login if you lost connection at any time or reason.
We’ll try it out and update.
Wild your time away couch surfing (not the booking site) then. We will be definitely doing this when we are in Bangkok over the lunar new year holidays.