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8/10

"signs are clear and very convenient"

(Netherlands)

Arrived by taxi which was easy and hassle free. The entrance area was small and packed with tourists. Flew with Scoot to Singapore, queue was extremely long (do not know if this has to do with the airline or airport). Before clearing the immigration, limited shops/restaurants. However, after security and immigration check lot of shops (both local and international brands) and many eateries. Clean airport, signs are clear and very convenient. Gate was changed but was informed clearly through annoucement.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitApril 2016
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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7/10

"many transport options"

(Thailand)

A1 bus will take you from Bangkok Don Muang to Mo Chit BTS for 30 THB. For departures, it drops you off between doors 8 and 9, and there is a smoking area at 8. International departures are 1-8, domestic 9 and up. Bring an empty plastic water bottle as water fountains are equiped so you can easily refill bottles, once you are past security which is reasonably quick. There is also a 7-11 out by the smoking area. Vending machines are poor and it's very plain inside, but pretty clean and functional. Good airport, with many transport options.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitMay 2016
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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2/10

"situation here is unacceptable"

(United States)

I had a connecting flight here coming from Yangon, Myanmar going to Jakarta, Indonesia. I am shocked that at an airport in a major city like Bangkok, it is even a possibility that someone with a connecting international flight would be unable to purchase food in the international departure area. I tried to exchange my Myanmar Khyats for Thai Bhat, they wouldn't take Khyats. So I asked for the ATM machine, they don't have any in this section of the airport. On top of that, if you want to go to the ATM machines, you need to leave the international departure area. None of the restaurants take cards. I'm shocked at the level of incompetence at this airport. It's ridiculous that someone making a transit here could go for hours unable to get food. Luckily a kind airline worker bought me a sandwich. I really hope an airport official reads this and makes the necessary changes because the situation here is unacceptable.
Experience At AirportTransit
Date VisitMay 2016
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages N/A
Wifi Connectivity 12345
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7/10

"easy to navigate"

(Singapore)

Basic but cozy airport that is closer to Bangkok city than the main BKK used by major international airlines. Don Muang is mainly used by low-cost airlines and I found it more convenient if your destination is central Bangkok. Facilities there are basic but you will find all the essentials. Also, it's not too big and easy to navigate your way around.
Experience At AirportArrival Only
Date VisitMarch 2016
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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8/10

"spacious and brightly lit"

(France)

This review concerns Terminal 2, open in December 2015, for domestic flights. Last time I flew through Don Muang was before the completion of Suvarnabhumi Airport and it is difficult to recognize the buildings which went through major upgrade. Departure hall is spacious and brightly lit with enough space to avoid the crowd feeling you experience at Suvarnabhumi. Plenty of food outlets reasonably priced (for an airport) on the mezzanine level. Security check fast but thorough. Departure gates so far did not undergo any major upgrade and walking distance can be long. Arrival hall spcious and bright: luggage delivery reasonbly fast. Although some effort has been made to control taxi services to city, the official taxi stand is difficult to find and you will be subjected to many touts before you reach it.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitFebruary 2016
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
yes
1/10

"ludicrous queuing times"

(Singapore)

The worst airport I've ever seen, due to ludicrous queuing times. Took 1 hour and 40 minutes to get visa on arrival (the queue was for a mere 9 people, also no Fast option) then immigration took another 1hour 20 minutes. It's not that it's a busy airport, it's just insanely inefficient. Thank goodness we didn't have luggage to collect.
Experience At AirportArrival Only
Date VisitMarch 2016
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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7/10

"luggage arrived quick enough"

(Netherlands)

Very early morning departure. Immigration quick, and distances in airport limited. At international side no 7/11 or similar supermarket, and very early morning limited number of places for food and drinks (+ not clear when they open). Luggage also arrived quick enough on way back, and sufficient coffee places around the gates. Except for the fact that it appears hardly any maintenance has been done for years, the only other complaint is transport. Taxi lines can be enormous and bus options at the airport quite expensive - but I traveled by rental car and it worked great to get to town.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitFebruary 2016
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Airport Staff 12345
yes
4/10

"Check-in hall completely packed"

(Canada)

I departed to Cambodia through Don Mueang on December 31 - so the date might have made a difference to my experience. 7:10 flight departure, arrived at the airport about 4:20 am. Check-in hall was completely packed with people waiting to check in and lines were moving very slowly. I estimate it might have taken 3 hours to see a check in agent. Found the bag-drop line which was much shorter and checked in online using a smartphone while waiting our turn. Still took about an hour to get through the lineup though. Getting through immigration and customs on the return flight 4 days later was very fast - maybe waited for 3 or 4 people.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitDecember 2015
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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7/10

"plenty of space"

(Thailand)

The airport has been completely renovated and the result is stunning. Check-in for domestic flights is now smoother, as there is plenty of space. What is still terrible is the availability of taxis for the arrivals, queues are huge, there are not enough taxis, not enough spaces for taxis to take passengers and the system is very slow, as the drivers have to go to the counter to pick passengers, unlike Suvarnabhumi, where they just pick a number when entering the taxi area.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitFebruary 2016
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
yes
4/10

"WiFi is difficult to access"

(United States)

The WiFi is so difficult to access. Travellers appreciate simplicity, not having to jump through hoops and never getting access. There are endless questions and at the end of the day it becomes apparent they want you to buy it. Plus there are no charging stations. This is not world class.
Experience At AirportTransit
Date VisitFebruary 2016
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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