Because I have wanted to go to Thailand and several cities in Thailand I rescheduled my canceled trip from last late November (when the airport was under siege) and the protesting is threatening this trip as well! I am very close to throwing in the towel and just finding somewhere else exotic to vacation.
A Unfortunately, no one can answer that. A lot of it depends on how bold you are .. and how lucky or unlucky you might be.
Westerners are not being targeted by the protesters.
The probability of inconvenience is pretty high, IMO.
I live in Thailand.
Of course, that all took place back in November, 2008.
If I am correct, Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok was closed at roughly 9pm local time Tuesday, November 25 (2008). And then no later than Friday, Don Mueang International Airport was also occupied and shut down by the Yellow shirts.
The blockades ended Wednesday, December 3 (2008), although full flight schedules were not resumed until Friday, according to this BBC article: Bangkok airport resumes flights.
Some further references to the havoc of that time follow:
Nov 29, 2008; Gill Hart. Bangkok Airport Closure by PAD Protestors – Dannyphoto80. With Bangkok’s airports blocked, travelers are desperately seeking alternative ways to leave the country. These include road and rail border links and via …
Publish Date: 11/29/2008 19:35
Bangkok Airport Closed. Disruption caused by anti-government protestors. Published: 26 November 2008 in News · Tweet … UK travellers warned over travel to Bangkok · Top Ten Places Where To Celebrate New Year · Happiest Places in the …
Publish Date: 11/26/2008 4:03
UPDATE Nov 30: Bangkok Airport still remains closed, despite previous claims that it would re-open on Nov 29. See this post for the latest infromation. Both Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang Airport in Bangkok have been shut …
Publish Date: 11/27/2008 5:41
Bangkok airport closed as protests turn violent. Nov 25, 2008. Thai anti-government protesters protest outside Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. BANGKOK (AFP) — Rampaging anti-government protesters forced the closure …
Publish Date: 02/16/2009 1:44
Protesters Shut Down Bangkok Airport, Refuse to Leave. Wednesday, November 26, 2008 | FoxNews.com. ANGKOK, Thailand — Thailand’s main international airport canceled all flights Wednesday as protesters thronged the …
Publish Date: 02/16/2009 2:03
November 28, 2008. Protesters gather outside government offices at Bangkok’s older Don Muang Airport. Bangkok’s two main airports remained occupied by anti-government protesters Friday but Thai authorities appeared to have backed down from earlier threats to end the siege by … The airports have been closed since Tuesday, stranding thousands of passengers and dealing a severe blow to the crisis-stricken southeast Asian nation’s economy at the height of the tourist season.
Publish Date: 11/28/2008 13:22
Bangkok Thailand International Suvarnabhumi Airport PAD Demonstrations nov 26, 2008
Uploaded by reiseberichte on Nov 26, 2008
People’s Alliance for Democracy protesters forced Suvarnabhumi airport to close on november 26. 2008. You will see a one minute video of a speach from one of the PAD people outside the terminal. I was filming at about 8:50 this day. I was at the airport because my flight with Bangkok Airways PG 905 was sheduled at 11:35 to go to Siem Reap. All flights were cancelled that day. The airport opened again!! More information about my personal travel on my website: http://www.reiseberichte.bplaced.net