THAILAND'S CAPITAL CITY HAS A big beautiful new airport with a big ugly problem. Suvarnabhumi International is enormous and has the potential to rival Singapore Changi for Southeast Asian hub traffic. More than 40 years in the planning, it opened to full operations last Sept. 28 with the usual new-airport glitches: Confusing signage, unbalanced lighting and cooling, not enough toilets, balky new systems and the like. These have, for the most part, been corrected. Then in late January, ...

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