If you have a connecting flight, you need to wait or run to the next boarding gate to catch your next flight. Or the worst case is sleeping at the airport. It happened to my husband when he went to Yangon, Myanmar.
Read: Glimpse of Yangon, Myanmar
There is no direct flight to and from Yangon, Myanmar so he has no choice but to have a layover at Bangkok, Thailand. Going to Yangon, Myanmar is not a problem but going back to the Philippines is the problem.
Yangon to Bangkok Friday
19:50 Yangon, Myanmar, Union of Mingaladon
21:45 Bangkok, Thailand Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Bangkok to Manila Saturday
07:45 Bangkok, Thailand Suvarnabhumi International Airport
11:55 Manila, Philippines Ninoy International Airport
He has no other option but to wait for his connecting flight which is the following day. 10 hours layover is no joke, I experienced that too at Thai Airways. Weird noh, same experience namin but different destination. Hehehe! Though my experience is different because I waited from afternoon till my midnight flight but my husband needs to sleep.
I did not search for day rooms in Bangkok Airport because I’m confident that there is a transit hotel there sa laki ba naman ng airport nila. He can also go to Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel which is 0.15 kilometer away from the airport.
Good thing about the Novotel Bangkok Aiport Hotel is they have no set check-in time, so you can arrive anytime you want and check-out 24 hours later. They also have a 24-hour shuttle that transports guests to and from the airport every 10 minutes.
According to my husband, he needs to pay 700 baht (not sure if travel tax) if he will go out the airport and come back the following day so he chose to look for transit hotel in the airport.
He found one at Concourse G but unfortunately, it was already fully booked. Thank God, there is available room for him at Louis’ Tavern Transit Hotel Dayrooms Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel. It is situated in Suvarnabhumi Airport’s transit area on Level 4 Concourse A. Lesson learned, do not forget to book an accommodation.
What nice about this transit hotel is you don’t need to go through immigration again. You are literally sleeping at the airport because of your view.
The rate is 137USD for 6 hours use + set breakfast meal. Yes, it is not affordable. It is expected na when you’re inside the airport, everything is expensive even bottled water.
So in case you need a room for your layover, you can stay at this dayroom.