I traveled to Singapore in late June for the first time in two years. In addition to famous tourist areas, I went around spots I have never been to before this time. While I have lived in Singapore for a year and half before, I find something new whenever I revisit Singapore. In this article, I will write about Don Mueang Airport (Bangkok) as part of Day 1.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Singapore with Scoot
* Day 1: Don Mueang International Airport [This article]
* Day 2: Raffles Marina
* Day 2: Chinese Garden
* Day 2: Tiong Bahru/Outram Park/Tanjong Pagar
* Day 2: Orchard Road Part1
* Day 2: Orchard Road Part2
* Day 3: Sentosa (Madame Tussauds/Merlion etc.)
* Day 3: Sentosa (Palawan Beach)
* Day 3: Sentosa (Cable car)/Henderson Waves Bridge
* Day 3: Chinatown
* Day 4: Katong area/Esplanade
* Day 4: Marina Bay Sands/Gardens by the Bay
* Day 4: Marina Barrage Part1
* Day 4: Marina Barrage Part2/Gardens by the Bay
* Day 4: Marina Bay Sands etc.
* Day 5: library@orchard etc.
* Day 5: Little India
* Day 5: Bugis
* Day 5: City Hall/Marina area & Return Home
As I mentioned in the previous article, I went to Singapore with Scoot (TR869) via Bangkok. In this article, I will write about Don Mueang Airport which I stopped by.
About Don Mueang Airport
Don Mueang Airport, which was opened in 1914, is a one of the two international airports in Bangkok, Thailand. It had served as the gateway to Thailand until the mid-2000s, but since the Suvarnabhumi Airport was opened in 2006, Don Mueang Airport had been used just for charter flights for some time.
Then, however, several domestic and international LCCs have started to use Don Mueang Airport. Now these two airports manage to co-exist: mega carriers use Suvarnabhumi Airport while low-cost carriers use Don Mueang Airport.
Transfer at Don Mueang Airport
As I didn’t mention about how to transfer at Don Mueang Airport for indirect flights in the previous article, I will briefly present it in this article.
- Get off the plane with carry-on baggage
- Receive “Re-boarding Card” from airport staff
- Move to transit counter (“Transfer to International”)
- Pass through security check and go to departure gate
- Return “Re-boarding Card” at departure gate and get on the place
Note: (1) there are two transit counters, for international flights and domestic flights, (2) passengers need to take security check at the airport.
Don Mueang Airport Snaps
From here, I will show pictures in Don Mueang Airport.
Now I have reached the departure area after passing the security check.
There were lots of shops including duty free shop.
JIM THOMPSON is a specialty shop of Thai silk.
There was a McDonald’s in the airport and Donald welcomed customers with its hands clasped.
Several panels for tourism in Thailand were displayed.
I traveled to Bangkok in Thailand only once in 2007, so I would like to revisit Thailand in the future.
I will take airplane photos from here.
There were both well known airlines for Japanese such as AirAsia and unfamiliar airlines which didn’t have routes to Japan, so I was not bored at all.
Visitors were able to see the runway relatively closely.
Overall, I saw aircrafts of AirAsia the most.
Photos with silhouette.
I stopped by Starbucks for a rest.
This was the aircraft of Scoot (TR869), which I used for the trip.
The following two photos were taken just after the airplane landed at the airport.
These two photos below were taken just before the aircraft took off.
That’s it for the article about Don Mueang Airport (Bangkok) as part of Day 1.
Don Mueang Airport may be less familiar to Japanese compared with Suvarnabhumi International Airport, as major airlines with flights to Japan such as Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Thai Airways International use Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
However, there are several LCCs which use Don Mueang Airport for their flights to Japan such as Scoot, Thai AirAsia X and NokScoot. I thought Don Mueang Airport would be useful especially for repeat travelers to Thailand.
In the next article, I will write about Raffles Marina as part of Day 2.
1 Don Mueang Airport
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