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  • #31
    ^ Enough of that, we don't want kingwilly over here getting all excited & furiously fapping away to his fantasies

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    • #32
      so much pop up revenue to be had.

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      • #33
        No one has mentioned the Phils. From what I am told the immigration system is a lot more friendly than LOS. Am about to go on a scouting trip and test the waters. I'm sure there must be a few with recent experience on TC. Maybe they could enlighten us with their wisdom.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Hugh Cow View Post
          No one has mentioned the Phils. From what I am told the immigration system is a lot more friendly than LOS. Am about to go on a scouting trip and test the waters. I'm sure there must be a few with recent experience on TC. Maybe they could enlighten us with their wisdom.
          I did the 30 day visa free tourist entry to the Philippines last month & pissed off back to Thailand for 10 days. Just arrived back for another 30 days visa free. I believe a person can just keep doing this. Got a snarky immigration woman, "How long are you here for, & where are you going"?

          I said I'm going down south to do drug runs in my fishing boat between Philippines & Malaysia. Satisfied?

          None of her business actually. Shoulda said I'm going to Angeles to pound massive amounts of pussy

          All she had to do is ask for my return ticket to see I would be leaving inside 30 days

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          • #35
            Airasia?

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Tom Bruise View Post
              Airasia?
              Your regional airline of choice?
              Shouldn't surprise.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Tom Bruise View Post
                Airasia?
                Philippine Airlines. Bkk-Manila flight good. Big plane plenty of legroom, 777 I believe. The return Manila-Bkk was a smaller plane, less leg room not as comfortable

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Mr Tinkles View Post
                  Philippine Airlines. Bkk-Manila flight good. Big plane plenty of legroom, 777 I believe. The return Manila-Bkk was a smaller plane, less leg room not as comfortable
                  Came to Thailand for the first time on Phil airlines. Normally always Thai. Was surprised. The service was at least as good with a few extras Thai dont supply. The Airbus seats are a lot more comfortable than the dreamliner and the seat and leg room at least feel better. The aisle in the dreamliner is so small your shoulder is bumped every time someone walks past unless they crab walk. The changeover at Manila was easy with minimal walking. Will let you know on the return journey as I have a two week stopover to explore the merits of spending more time in Phil and just commute to Thailand for 30 day stints every now and then rather than continually going through the longer term visa requirements, TM30 etc.

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                  • #39
                    Seems like common sense

                    30-day Visa Exemption Scheme

                    Foreigners who enter Thailand under this Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme may only do so for 30 days at one time with a maximum of 3 times in a 6-month period by flight and 2 times a year for overland crossing.

                    http://www.thaiembassy.org/london/en...rist-Visa.html

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Tom Bruise View Post
                      This base policy has been modified, ever so slightly, of the last few years.
                      The 6-month period between visa cycles [3 in that given time].


                      In days past, one could use the repeated tourists visa [2 extensions] cycles forever.
                      Many foreign residents did just this with no great cost.
                      Every three months - step out of the country for 24 hrs and renew your new 3-month/extension cycle....seemingly endless without restrictions.

                      Times have changed, of course. As have policies.

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                      • #41
                        Yes I imagine the 3 flights in every 6 months policy changed when the 30 day extension option was added to 30 day visa exemptions, which would allow someone to stay there permanently if flying out then straight back in again every 60 days. The lack of clear current policy seems to be catching a lot of people out. Why oh why don't the Thais spell out what is allowed in advance so people don't turn up at immigration and have to be sent away.

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                        • #42
                          Why oh why don't the Thais spell out what is allowed in advance so people don't turn up at immigration and have to be sent away.
                          Eastern-centric cultural conditioning. :jeff:
                          “Don’t get sick of me just yet, for I will be here for quite a while”

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Tom Bruise View Post
                            Originally posted by Tom Bruise View Post
                            Yes I imagine the 3 flights in every 6 months policy changed when the 30 day extension option was added to 30 day visa exemptions, which would allow someone to stay there permanently if flying out then straight back in again every 60 days. The lack of clear current policy seems to be catching a lot of people out. Why oh why don't the Thais spell out what is allowed in advance so people don't turn up at immigration and have to be sent away.
                            Tom, I asked my Thai embassy about this as I'm currently traveling in & out of Thailand multiple times. They replied...

                            "The permit of the entry and the duration of the stay will be upon the discretion of the Immigration Officer at the Immigration check point"

                            So who knows? They haven't given me a definite answer 1 way or the other

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                            • #44
                              Crackdown for the anxious set.

                              .....and for those who don't know how to manipulate the system.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
                                Crackdown for the anxious set.

                                .....and for those who don't know how to manipulate the system.
                                And for those who don't know that the system metastasizes, evolves, revolves and excretes regulations at different rates of implementation using smoke and mirrors: it's one reason why the swamp is so mysterious.

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