The following article was in the news a day ago, not sure what to think of this new regulation, in my point of view it will mean that more people will turn to apps like Grab for their vehicle needs, besides it’s far more convenient and less hassle.
Article: Bangkok metered taxis can now charge special fees for luggage
Newspaper: The Nation
Date: Nov 17. 2020
The cabbie is required to inform the passenger in advance about the extra handling fees.
The Transport Ministry has announced that as of Tuesday, Bangkok metered taxis will be allowed to charge passengers handling fees for large luggage items, but not for equipment such as wheelchairs or walking sticks.
Under the new regulations, taxis will be allowed to charge luggage handling fees as follows:
- Baht 20 for every bag that exceed 26 inches in width, height or length
- Baht 20 for every additional item of luggage after the first two.
- No more than Baht 100 per piece for sports equipment like golf bags, bicycles, surfboards or musical instruments that are 50 inches or more in size
- No more than Baht 100 for equipment, tools or appliances that are 50 inches or more in size.
No charges will be allowed for carry-on baggage such as a handbag, computer bag, backpack, or personal belongings carried by the passenger.
This regulation applies to trips to or from the Bangkok Suvarnanbhumi Airport (BKK) or Don Muang Airport (DMK) only, surcharges do not apply for trips within Bangkok or across provinces.
News source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30398090?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=internal_referral