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    Rodrigo got a reaction from george1515 in S15.   
    I stayed here early this month. Very good location and no extra charges. Asoke on one side and Nana on the other. Cib on the opposite. 
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    Rodrigo reacted to Edisto in S15.   
    A couple other notes about S15, its next to Tom Tom's formerly Hollys if you need real coffee although I prefer going across to GC Cafe 4 min walk. Coffee is better but I do mix it up. Tom Tom is better to see and be seen.

    GC Café - Soi 8
    098 090 9000
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/uaUtH7iUiRrwqLHc8

    Laundry is around the corner on S13. Shop around, rates are 60 to 95 baht per kilo. Hi Speed is the cheapest and best but you have to walk quite a ways to it . Fun as you are catcalled by all the massage ladies.

    There are also no frills salons for inexpensive mannies, peddies and foot scrubs on soi 13.

    On Soi 11, there is my favorite restaurant Vegaterie. Don't let the name scare you off. They have great wonderfully tastefully spiced dishes and purple rice bowls. One of the best fast food places I've eaten in Thailand. Not cheap but a great respite from all white rice and noodles.

    I also like Asok being a little closer to Ekkamai and Tonglor for my other activities. Terminal 21 has already been mentioned.

    Also great if you take transit from airport as you can get off at Makkasan and one stop to Sukhumvit on MRT. When I stayed at Galleria, or Soi 7, or Nana, I would take Skytrain to the end Playa Thai and double back on BTS to avoid 2 transfers (Skytrain, MRT, BTS.) - pain in the ass.

    And yes, you will walk the gauntlet at night but didn't matter to me as I had a different LB on my arm with the odd GG every night lol.

    I'm not a Nana guy, but I don't find the walk that bad when I choose to go, usually during the day for a special massage.


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    Rodrigo got a reaction from flipflops in S15.   
    Just turn right after getting out on Sukumvit and you will find a lot of them. Just cross soi 15 towards Nana and they are there. On the opposite side is CIB. So no need to walk too far. I saw a few right in front too. 
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    Rodrigo got a reaction from katana57 in United plans supersonic passenger flights by 2029   
    I am not an engineer but from what I understood the problem was and is the engine. To get that speed they needed it to be embedded in the wings and all these big fans they use now would be of no use in a supersonic speed. 
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    Rodrigo got a reaction from george1515 in S15.   
    I was out during the day and come back for the evening. That's why I was not able to get to cib. Too many of them right in front. Lots. 
    Especially when you cross soi15 towards Nana there are lots in front of the Sofitel. Around 10 to 15 and in the area around 20 or so. 
    Great hotel and I hope they don't jack up the prices soon. 
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    Rodrigo got a reaction from george1515 in S15.   
    I need to add and a lot of lbs waiting on the street. A few right outside on the front too. 
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    Rodrigo got a reaction from george1515 in S15.   
    I stayed here early this month. Very good location and no extra charges. Asoke on one side and Nana on the other. Cib on the opposite. 
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    Rodrigo got a reaction from Shyboi in Pcr test Bangkok, fit to fly   
    Yes I did my booking online but as you say it's straight forward. It does help that they have more than a couple of rooms to do the testing. 
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    Rodrigo got a reaction from Thanks in Suvarnabhumi Airport Services   
    It has a lot to do with Aerothai who provides the air traffic services in Thailand. 
    But it's getting overcrowded and the slot coordination committee has to be given credit for maintaining discipline and not giving to airline demands for timings that could mess the whole thing. 
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    Rodrigo got a reaction from flipflops in Cathay Pacific seat options   
    It's tight in EC. Maybe worth it to look at premium economy or the same in Eva Air.
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    Rodrigo got a reaction from OneTrueSaxon in Hotel Guest Policies for Ladyboys   
    I hate when hotels try to treat us as imbeciles. Of course they know that we know there are lbs. It is trying to humiliate us. I normally book a room for two people and if they try to charge a joiner fee I tell them to check her in as the 2nd person in the room. Since I have already paid for 2 people they have to check her in.
    The next day I inform she has checked out.
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    Rodrigo got a reaction from aegeang in Most expensive hotel LB friendly   
    I stayed at The Sofitel Sukhumvit last month and had no issues taking in ggs.
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    Rodrigo got a reaction from OneTrueSaxon in One plus 3   
    Update.
    I bought the phone in Bkk and very happy with it.
    Paid 15,200 for it.
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    Rodrigo got a reaction from OneTrueSaxon in One plus 3   
    Update.
    I bought the phone in Bkk and very happy with it.
    Paid 15,200 for it.
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    Rodrigo got a reaction from Boomerang in Thailand has been downgraded by the FAA   
    Yes they found significant safety concern in the way Thailand has given air operators certification to some thai airlines. ICAO gave Thailand enough notice to rectify it but in typical thai fashion they messed it up. Then to make matters worse they invited the FAA for an audit thinking it will have a better outcome. But it was worse.
    Now they got help from EASA and got a better result. In fact Thailand has only two major issues. One was on dangerous goods and the other was giving this air operators certification to some airlines.
    If they had suspended these licenses then the major concern would have been removed.
    Now due to the action by FAA Thailand has decided to go for the EASA certification system.
    Actually there is huge commercial rivaly between FAA and EASA. But EASA is winning due to Europe and of course the former British colonies. If FAA had not done this I think Thailand would have gone for FAA certification.
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    Rodrigo got a reaction from Boomerang in Thailand has been downgraded by the FAA   
    Yes they found significant safety concern in the way Thailand has given air operators certification to some thai airlines. ICAO gave Thailand enough notice to rectify it but in typical thai fashion they messed it up. Then to make matters worse they invited the FAA for an audit thinking it will have a better outcome. But it was worse.
    Now they got help from EASA and got a better result. In fact Thailand has only two major issues. One was on dangerous goods and the other was giving this air operators certification to some airlines.
    If they had suspended these licenses then the major concern would have been removed.
    Now due to the action by FAA Thailand has decided to go for the EASA certification system.
    Actually there is huge commercial rivaly between FAA and EASA. But EASA is winning due to Europe and of course the former British colonies. If FAA had not done this I think Thailand would have gone for FAA certification.
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    Rodrigo got a reaction from scottie1954 in Thailand has been downgraded by the FAA   
    Yes the airlines rating actually has no real bearing on it. It's just a newspaper poll who frankly do not know what they are talking about.
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    Rodrigo got a reaction from Boomerang in Online Flight bookings - who do you use?   
    Thank you. I have tried many online sites and the major issue is the rates they quote online at those sites were very rigid and in economy most of the times. My times need to be flexible and to be honest I am in aviation and have been all my life and also a member of the flyer forum too. Yes there are sometimes good rates from Europe and US to Asia but those don't work for me because of these issues.
    Thank you for the advice
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    Rodrigo got a reaction from lb_beginner in BFS Taxi limo price?   
    I have always taken a taxi from the official taxi queue to Nana. It's about 300 plus toll. The place where it gets bad is just after the exit from the highway into Ploenchit. But every taxi driver knows to cut through Ploenchit Centre into soi 2. There is no way I am going to take a train dragging my luggage from Ploenchit bts for just a couple of hundred bahts.
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    Rodrigo got a reaction from OneTrueSaxon in Hotel Guest Policies for Ladyboys   
    I hate when hotels try to treat us as imbeciles. Of course they know that we know there are lbs. It is trying to humiliate us. I normally book a room for two people and if they try to charge a joiner fee I tell them to check her in as the 2nd person in the room. Since I have already paid for 2 people they have to check her in.
    The next day I inform she has checked out.
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    Rodrigo got a reaction from RogerRabbit in Aspen Suites soi 2 (Updated 2015)   
    If you pick up an early bird you can take them through the parking lot, through the restaurant to the lift. That is if you don't want to go through the reception. The odd thing I discovered during my many stays here is that the junior suites has a design problem with the showers. No matter how many times I stayed in different ones, the water flows down on to the floor when I take a shower.
    Good hotel and I will stay here most of the time, if I have to pay for my hotel.
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    Rodrigo reacted to luv u long time in Ambassador Hotel Sukhumvit   
    This is quite a dated hotel. Very old and never been refurbished to modern standards/decor.
    It is LB friendly and is in a nice part of town, lots happening around Soi 11 and 13 and a 10 minute walk to Soi 4 / Nana. Thermae Bar is at the top of the road if you fancy some freelance GGs.
    If its booked and paid for, then enjoy it. You should hopefully just be needing the hotel to sleep and shag
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