Bangkok curfews - advice for air passengers

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Countries around the world have now warned against travel to Bangkok in the wake of continuing violence in the Thai capital.

Although most stress that Bangkok's main air hub Suvarnabhumi Airport remains well outside the conflict zone and is safe for transit, the move prompted several carriers to offer rebooking options for concerned travelers.

All passengers should check the status of their flight before leaving for the airport and with their specific airline for the terms and conditions of their ticket.

Cathay Pacific, one of the largest carriers at Suvarnabhumi, has said that all rebooking/rerouting charges will be waived for all tickets issued worldwide (irrespective of fare type) on/before May 19, 2010 for travel involving Bangkok until May 28, 2010.

Singapore Airlines will extend a waiver of applicable fees for rebooking or rerouting only, for confirmed tickets to and from Bangkok (valid for tickets issued on or prior to May 14, 2010).

Qantas is waiving fees for passengers holding a valid ticket on Qantas for travel on or before May 26, 2010 who wish to make changes to their bookings.

US airline United is offering a waiver for travel until May 28 for tickets booked before May 15.

British Airways is allowing ticket holders to / from Thailand until up to May 26, 2010 to rebook up to June 30, 2010 or switch to an alternative destination..

Thailand's flag-carrier Thai Airways and low-cost airline AirAsia have said that they are operating normal services.