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Published on Friday, November 27, 2020

Former Thai Airways exec jailed for dodging excess baggage fees

A former chairman of Thai Airways was sentenced to two years in prison for failing to pay for excess baggage fees dating back more than a decade.

Wallop Bhukkanasut was convicted after being prosecuted by the National Anti-Corruption Commission.

During an inbound flight from Japan in 2009, he ordered airline staff to ignore 300kg of excess baggage weight so he could avoid paying the fees.

The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct said Wallop abused his authority.

The court also accused Wallop of accepting gifts from a private firm during the same trip.

He was investigated the following year and ordered to pay the excess baggage fee but then resigned his position.


Written by Ray Montgomery, Asia Editor

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  • We don't read this kind of news in Thai press!

    Good reporting TravelMole. I have lived here for many years and this kind of news is never published, all other muck is readily available for who are interested...... Just like TAT in June saying they predicted around 14 million tourists this season, then released a statement a couple of days ago expecting lucky to be 10,000 arriving by year-end!

    By Hasmukhray Modha, Friday, November 27, 2020

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