THAI Smile is persuading you to get ready for the trip during Songkran Festival.

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Thursday April 12, 2018 09:07
Bangkok--12 Apr--idea works communications

It keeps emphasizing that any individual who utters the word "EXPLOSIVE" (or "RABERD" in Thai) is considered guilty under the Act on certain offenses against air transport, and subject to both jail term and fine. It may also cause the flight delay.

THAI Smiles invites all passengers to get prepared for the Songkran Festival with many consecutive holidays. As a result, there are a large number of passengers waiting for both domestic and international routes. They should arrive at the airport 2 hours before departure for domestic flights and 3 hours for international flights. They can select Online Check In service for quick access via Thai Smile Mobile application and website.

For valuables like cash, iPad, camera, notebook, jewelry, put them on a bag and take it on board. Do not load it under the cargo compartment. All kinds of power banks are not allowed to be loaded under the compartment, but they are allowed to be carried on board. Not over 20 units of power banks with less than 20,000 mAh capacity and / or power banks with the capacity between 20,000 and 32,000 mAh (up to 2 units) are allowed to take onboard. Besides, it is prohibited for a power bank over than 32,000 mAh, Moreover, there is a campaign that saying of the word "EXPLOSIVE" or "RABERD" is subject to some offenses under the Air Navigation Act, which has set out various actions that are regarded as offenses in the aircraft and clearly prescribed with jail term and fine. It may also result in the delay of the flight.

Mr. Chatchai Panyoo, Acting Chief Executive Officer, THAI Smile Airways, has revealed that there are many passengers who still do not know about the campaign not to say "BLAST" or "RABERD" either at the check-in counters, while boarding, or while on board. These are considered offenses under Air Navigation Act, effective since February 14, 2015. The content in Article 22 expressly states that any person who discloses a message or sends information that is known to be false and whether that is the cause or likely to be the cause of panic for a person in the airport. The offender shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to a fine not exceeding 200,000 Baht or both.

In the event that an airline officer witnesses or hears a message that may affect the safety, the airline authorities are required to notify the relevant authorities without exception. The airport security officers are obliged to follow the guidelines of safety rules and related Act as per the prescribed procedures. A passenger who says "BLAST" will have to be sent to the police station for further investigation and the baggage will be carefully checked. In some cases, it may result in the delay of the flight and other passengers may get impacted.

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