Old May 1, 19, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by Flyinglisa View Post
Ok thanks. I like those odds.

Though, I like them even better if PEK is not involved at all...
I've connected through Beijing's T3 with Air China 4 times in the last couple of weeks. It's pretty awful, worse at night, and not a place I'd aim to spend more than 2 hours: lounge access helps, but really not much...

I used the free-visa set up on one transfer. The immigration folk were good humoured but sticklers. The queue moved very slowly. DO arm yourself with print outs of hotel reservation and trip itinerary. Make sure the hotel res includes a phone number: for some reason mine didn't, which turned out to be A Problem, solved when the agent relented and looked it up on his phone.

I was asked why so many visas for Turkey. The glib answer that I go there a lot was accepted
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