Old Jan 12, 13, 4:54 pm
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Above and beyond not being allowed to short-check bags, OP will be manifested as a transit pax. When he shows up for admission, this will set off alarm bells and there will ensue a messy security issue between immigration, the carrier & OP. In the end, as a visitor, he may well be refused admission.

Change the ticket, pay the difference and be done with it.
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