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    Transiting at Airports?

    Can any one explain to me how transiting works.
    Here's why i ask. Ive been researching flights to koh Samui from Sydney and the best and most efficient trip that has come up is Malaysia Air (yes I know Malaysia, probably crash).
    Its cheap to at $900 ish Aud ( I know thats because it will not make it 55) anyway it goes Syd to Kl stop over 3 hrs then change to Bangkok Air for next sector 1.5 hrs.
    This by far the most straight forward cheapest and quickest way to get there but ive never transited and not sure how that works.
    Do you have to go thru Customs and then re check in for second flight ?
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    i would think not Tingtong as you are not flying domestic to Samui......would only do customs in samui.....btw good luck with malaysia..not sure how you going to enjoy that flight 55555555

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tingtong View Post
    Can any one explain to me how transiting works.
    Here's why i ask. Ive been researching flights to koh Samui from Sydney and the best and most efficient trip that has come up is Malaysia Air (yes I know Malaysia, probably crash).
    Its cheap to at $900 ish Aud ( I know thats because it will not make it 55) anyway it goes Syd to Kl stop over 3 hrs then change to Bangkok Air for next sector 1.5 hrs.
    This by far the most straight forward cheapest and quickest way to get there but ive never transited and not sure how that works.
    Do you have to go thru Customs and then re check in for second flight ?
    Thanks
    Not been confident on this answer, but would think if you can book all through the Airline website it is highly likely they will re book you on without exiting Transit (eg, Scoot/Tiger Perth-Singapore-BKK do this for a fee, and transfer luggage). If booking on an external website such as eg Wego, not so sure they would work the same
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    Quote Originally Posted by meese View Post
    i would think not Tingtong as you are not flying domestic to Samui......would only do customs in samui.....btw good luck with malaysia..not sure how you going to enjoy that flight 55555555
    Ah, so transiting only happens if you land from an international flight and then your next flight is Domestic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meese View Post
    i would think not Tingtong as you are not flying domestic to Samui......would only do customs in samui.....btw good luck with malaysia..not sure how you going to enjoy that flight 55555555
    Flew home Malaysia , BKK-KL- Perth , not a problem in the world with a short hour stopover, and nearly as smooth a ride as Zabs 4 wheeler, and very cheap for full service airline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tingtong View Post
    Ah, so transiting only happens if you land from an international flight and then your next flight is Domestic?
    if your bags are booked through (which they will be),you take a different door and end up in the departure lounge. kinda like not entering malaysia at all.
    Last edited by Moo Uaon; 8th July 2015 at 17:17.
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    No, you just get to ride on the sky train between terminals to pass time.

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    ^ ???

    how do they do it at the main terminal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    ^ ???

    how do they do it at the main terminal?
    In the past when MA flew from Cape Town there was usually a short trip on the sky train involved between terminals. A bit like Changi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arliss Michaels View Post
    Not been confident on this answer, but would think if you can book all through the Airline website it is highly likely they will re book you on without exiting Transit (eg, Scoot/Tiger Perth-Singapore-BKK do this for a fee, and transfer luggage). If booking on an external website such as eg Wego, not so sure they would work the same
    Yeah the Flights I am looking at were going to be booked as one booking thru Malaysia so maybe more straight forward

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    if your bags are booked through (which they will be),you take a different door and end up in the departure lounge. kinda like not entering malaysia at all.
    Ok thanks what I was thinking might happen. so then you only go thru customs at koh samui?
    Last edited by Tingtong; 8th July 2015 at 17:37.

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    We do Malaysia Airlines out of Melbourne, your bags will be checked in straight to Samui, they will be expecting your bags at KL and will place them straight on the Samui flight.
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    Pete has the answer.
    The Malaysia Airlines flight will arrive at the satellite terminal. A short skytrain ride to the main terminal where you will board the flight to Samui.
    Pick up your luggage and go through immigration/ customs in Samui.
    Easy as.
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    Moo and Bawdy are correct as I assume Bangkok Air use KLI1 terminal, so no transfer to LCCT.

    For a lengthy stopover you can enter Malaysia and browse the entire terminal, if desired, then exit again.
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    Thanks Guys, sounds not to hard .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tingtong View Post
    Ok thanks what I was thinking might happen. so then you only go thru customs at koh samui?
    yes thats right...but you will be unlucky if you see them in samui..have never seen them when i have arrived via singapore

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    Quote Originally Posted by meese View Post
    yes thats right...but you will be unlucky if you see them in samui..have never seen them when i have arrived via singapore
    What, the customs people Meese ?

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    yes immigration are there..but have never seen customs when i have arrived...domestic and international are all at the same spot

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    Quote Originally Posted by meese View Post
    yes thats right...but you will be unlucky if you see them in samui..have never seen them when i have arrived via singapore
    I flew via Singapore... collected my luggage at 3.00am.. went outside and walked to the smaller terminal to catch Tiger to Phuket... took my luggage with me... ducking and diving amongst the trees, snakes and lizards... about a 20 minute walk I think... may have been longer... train connecting the terminals isn't open at that time... and I didn't want to wait till morning.. 55
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    ^ I remember doing similar in my early trips, late night flight to Singapore, early Tiger flight to Phuket, but I waited for the bus at 5 am! 555

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