Mini RTW Questions

Old Dec 26, 2013, 8:09 pm
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Originally Posted by hearna
I would be flying in and out but no mather, have made a 23h in pek with a 2h cnx in pvg. Unfortunatly there is no J on CA B738s
I believe it needs to be 3rd country-PEK/PVG-3rd country.

Don't think they allow 3rd country-PEK-PVG-3rd country.

You need to fly in & out of china through same city you entered to qualify for transit visas.

http://en.bcia.com.cn/server/notice/...free_faq.shtml

Read answers to # 4 & 6 in above link.

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Old Dec 26, 2013, 8:56 pm
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Hmm, with the flights I have this would mean no time to visit the wall then, good to know though!
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 12:43 am
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More importantly, with the Chinese transit visa, you can't leave the city limits of the city that you flew into (even by foot/car/bus). So if you want to do PEK-PVG, you need to get a tourist visa ahead of time.
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 7:04 am
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I need to book a mini rtw for two before the end of the year ex YYJ (home airport), YVR, or SEA. I would like to go J or F, around April 1 for about 10 days total. 3-4 days in europe and 6-7 in Thailand.

I would like to go to Thailand (HKT as the turnaround would be nice) stop somewhere nice in europe on the way to or from.

Any suggestions? What is the total MPM allowable on this redemption? I just bought the KVS tool but without knowing the MPM i'm not sure it's any use.
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 7:37 am
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MPM5 is 9,823 over the Pacific for YYJ-HKT. Over the Atlantic 14,567 is allowed.
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 10:18 am
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Is this valid

Hi all,
Just trying to book a ticket for this summer, I have planned this, YYZ-CAI-LHR-ZRH-BKK-SIN-KUL-CAI-IST-YYZ.
3 Stays, CAI, KUL AND SIN, just wondering if this is valid routing.
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 10:57 am
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MPM from YEG

Anyone could please tell me the MPM +5 allowed for YEG to DPS in both over the pacific and Atlantic please? Having a hard time creating a probable allowed route to book for our anniversary next year and really need to book it over the next few days before the mileage increases. Hoping to add BKK and PEK in there or someplace in Europe.

Thanks in advance,
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by guessaaa
More importantly, with the Chinese transit visa, you can't leave the city limits of the city that you flew into (even by foot/car/bus). So if you want to do PEK-PVG, you need to get a tourist visa ahead of time.
So one can not do the great wall tour with a transit visa... how much does it cost for a tourist visa?
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by hearna
So one can not do the great wall tour with a transit visa... how much does it cost for a tourist visa?
Most section of Great Wall frequented by tourists such as Badaling, and Mutianyu are within Beijing municipality. So you can go during your transit.
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 6:06 pm
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Originally Posted by m.y
Most section of Great Wall frequented by tourists such as Badaling, and Mutianyu are within Beijing municipality. So you can go during your transit.
Cool!
Thanks!!
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 10:50 pm
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Originally Posted by guessaaa
More importantly, with the Chinese transit visa, you can't leave the city limits of the city that you flew into (even by foot/car/bus). So if you want to do PEK-PVG, you need to get a tourist visa ahead of time.
Is there anyone asking to see your visa if you step a foot outside of the city limits?
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 10:59 pm
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Originally Posted by m.y
Most section of Great Wall frequented by tourists such as Badaling, and Mutianyu are within Beijing municipality. So you can go during your transit.
Also, if you were to go away from Beijing to visit anything, it would depend what time you'd get there(PEK) in the first place. Unless you arrived early or late in the day, it wouldn't be realistic to try to go away from the city. You have to consider the time to get there, come back and getting early enough at the airport, so if one were to land in the middle of the day it would be much better to just try to see/visit something in the city.
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 11:03 pm
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Originally Posted by CC1972
Is there anyone asking to see your visa if you step a foot outside of the city limits?
That's like asking if you'll get caught driving without a licence if you're just driving down the street. While there's a good chance you can get away with it, you're screwed if you're caught. Period.
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Old Dec 28, 2013, 8:41 am
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Is 24h a Legal CNX?

NZ108 Arrives at 11:40pm and NZ289 Departs at the same time; 11:40pm....
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Old Dec 28, 2013, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by hearna
Is 24h a Legal CNX?

NZ108 Arrives at 11:40pm and NZ289 Departs at the same time; 11:40pm....
It think by the rules, no (less than 24h, not less than or equal), but I think this might be a case of hang up, call back. I once scored a 26h "layover" this way on ICN-SFO-YUL (which, sadly, turned into 20h following schedule changes, then post-OZ crash delays (I flew 6 days after OZ214 went down), plus idiotic baggage handlers at SFO...), so give it a try!
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