Both of Bangkok's airports have been closed since late last week and so far protesters are still in control with no progress. The police did try to retake the main airport yesterday but it did not go too far. The government is proving ineffective in resolving matters with the army (especially) remaining neutral in the matter.
Other airports are around Thailand are still open and are unaffected apart from the natural disruptions caused by two important airports they connect with being closed. A number of hotels in Bangkok are serving as checkin counters for the airlines and transfers to/from a military airbase 150km SE of Bangkok are being offered. This is probably only making a minor difference as it is estimated that nearly 100000 people are stranded by now.
I am due to fly home from Bangkok on Friday arvo after 4 months working here. They estimate it will take 24-48 hours to make the airport operational again after the protesters leave so even if it ends mid-week (which is what is being tipped) I will end up being affected myself. Bangkok remains safe (and seemingly normal) unless you venture too close to the protest areas (like government house or the two airports) - another grenade attack against the protesters this morning was reported.
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