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Connecting / airport transit inside PVG Shanghai Pudong [Merged PVG connection thread

Old Jul 11, 2012, 8:38 pm
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More Details - 60-minute Connection PVG

Sorry, Everyone,

My first flight is Seoul (ICN) to Shanghai (PVG), arrival late morning.

My second flight is PVG to JFK, which leaves at about noon.

Both flights are on China Eastern. When I bought, the second flight left 1 hr 40 min to connect; tight but certainly doable. Now, at 60 minutes, I am very antsy. I guess I'll aplogetically cut lines and it should be okay.

I am still waiting to hear, through Vayama.com, from China Eastern. However, there is only one flight daily to JFK, and they don't fly to WAS or Boston, which could work for me.

I've built up a lot of positive travel karma, so I guess I'll rely on that....

thanks for all of your input!!!

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Old Jul 12, 2012, 12:34 pm
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Better just to book a hotel room, charges are not that high anyway and you get a real bed attached.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 3:01 am
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Motel 168 in betweeen the terminals 6 hours for 258RMB (I showered and left)
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 4:20 am
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Originally Posted by seaskybound
Motel 168 in betweeen the terminals 6 hours for 258RMB (I showered and left)
At downtown hotel spas, I've occasionally used the Pudong Shangri-La as "arrivals lounge", you get access for a slightly higher (i.e 300 RMB or so) price.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 4:47 am
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Originally Posted by mosburger
At downtown hotel spas, I've occasionally used the Pudong Shangri-La as "arrivals lounge", you get access for a slightly higher (i.e 300 RMB or so) price.
Since that hotel is nowhere near the airport, I would think that any bathhouse would serve the same function for around y68. I gather that most people interested this thread want to shower in or near PVG because they have onward connections. People that are staying in Shanghai can simply shower at their own hotels, even if they show up at 6a.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 5:45 am
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Originally Posted by moondog
Since that hotel is nowhere near the airport, I would think that any bathhouse would serve the same function for around y68. I gather that most people interested this thread want to shower in or near PVG because they have onward connections. People that are staying in Shanghai can simply shower at their own hotels, even if they show up at 6a.
Yes, this was a special case: Longhaul arrival, meeting someone downtown and then heading into the Yangtze delta together by HS train. Hotel booked in the delta.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 11:34 pm
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Originally Posted by moondog
This was never a risk, but I agree that ICN is far nicer than PVG.
Esp the lounges.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 11:35 pm
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That seems rather tight if you ask me since you'll likely have to clear customs. But you may get lucky and get a MU escort through the transfer hall and they can radio you all the way through. Do you have backup options that MU could rebook you on?
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Old Jul 21, 2012, 4:03 am
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Originally Posted by Scifience
Both TK and NH flights operate from Terminal 2. Assuming that your IST-PVG segment arrives on time, and your baggage is checked through to NRT, you should be fine if you really hurry and know what you're doing; I've done this in as few as 40 minutes a couple of times (lots of running). You'll need to clear inbound immigration, then proceed back through outbound immigration and security. PVG has no airside transit; everyone must clear passport control.

Assuming that you miss your connection and are forced to spend the night, you will both be able to leave the airport and get a hotel. Turkish nationals, like just about everyone, qualify for 24 hour TWOV with a confirmed onward ticket to a third country. That should give you more than enough time to get another flight to NRT without being forced to camp airside.
Just on this (and I know the OP has changed flights via ICN) - but how does it work for his wife on a Turkish passport and not eligible for TWOV?

Would she have been permitted to clear immigration etc etc to make the connection?
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Old Jul 21, 2012, 5:28 am
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Just on this (and I know the OP has changed flights via ICN) - but how does it work for his wife on a Turkish passport and not eligible for TWOV?

Would she have been permitted to clear immigration etc etc to make the connection?
While there may well be a few fluke exceptions, persons of pretty much ALL nationalities can avail of TWOV.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 9:37 am
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70 min is a extremely tight connection, consider 2hrs at PVG.
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Old Aug 2, 2012, 10:22 am
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Even 95 minutes isn't enough.
AC 25 Y 8 OCT YVR PVG SS1 1105A 215P+
VN 531 Y 9 OCT PVG HAN SS1 350P 620P
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CHECK MINIMUM CONNECT TIME SEGMENTS 01/02
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 9:01 am
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Will report on my experience after this week's flight

2 pax going CGK-SIN-PVG-ICN with a 2 hour connection at PVG from SQ to OZ. 6.25am arrival to 8.25am departure.

Both non-US passports with no chinese visa, 1 checked bag.

Meets MCT but we will see how they operate at 6.25am, unless someone tells us now that we should route through PEK instead with a 1h 30 min connection time
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 3:35 pm
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PEK can be more dangerous - if you have to switch terminals, that can be a long bus ride. At PVG, at least you can walk between terminals.

The timing at PVG can make a difference. I've often arrived in the early evening in Terminal 2, and had to connect in terminal 1. At this time, it is easy to make the trek in under 90 minutes. I could probably make it 60 minutes if I wanted to. This includes going through immigration, transferring terminals, checking in, and making through security to the next terminal.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 4:46 pm
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Considering it's the same terminal you 'should' have been fine, I was booked from SIN-PVG on MU and then had a UA flight to ORD that wasn't interlined but sold on the same UA ticket...so I had 100 minutes to get off the plane, clear immigration, collect my bag and make it over from T2 to T1...

Made it to check in with 5 minutes to spare ;-)
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