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Old Jun 26, 12, 12:57 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Check luggage through and try hard to get all boarding passes before leaving NYC.

PEK tends to have a lot of weather and ATC delays, so don't panic; your departing flight is likely to be delayed.

If you do misconnect and need to wait until the next day, be aware of the transit without visa rules that should make it easy to leave the airport, assuming your nationality is eligible.
While this is true, the way delays usually play out is that they put you on the plane, close the doors, and make you wait while they receive clearance to leave. All airlines adhere to this same protocol.

That having been said, I believe the OP will make his connection. If not, it will be on CA's hands to make things right, but they will probably offer him a really bad hotel.

Last edited by moondog; Jun 26, 12 at 3:55 am
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