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Shanghai Airport (PVG) transit: 2 hours enough?

Shanghai Airport (PVG) transit: 2 hours enough?

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Old Dec 1, 18, 12:55 am
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I just did a single ticket CA-UA connection at PVG on Tuesday. Arrived from KIX at around 11am and there was a massive line at immigration. I only made the connection, because I told one of the officers standing by the queue about my short 2 hour connection and he let me cut the queue after I showed him my itinerary. That said, I still wouldn't encourage anyone to do short intl-intl transits at PVG, because many connections require you to enter the country and check in again.
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Old Dec 3, 18, 1:06 pm
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BKK to PVG 2 hour connection

I am flying from BKK to PVG to LAX all on one ticket. Is the 2 hour connection time in PVG enough? I still haven't decided if I will be carrying on or checking my luggage. I will be flying Shanghai Airlines (i think this is a subsidiary of China Eastern) from BKK->PVG. I will be flying China Eastern from PVG->LAX. Do I need to go through customs or immigration? Thank you.
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Old Dec 3, 18, 11:34 pm
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Originally Posted by aa2349 View Post
I am flying from BKK to PVG to LAX all on one ticket. Is the 2 hour connection time in PVG enough? I still haven't decided if I will be carrying on or checking my luggage. I will be flying Shanghai Airlines (i think this is a subsidiary of China Eastern) from BKK->PVG. I will be flying China Eastern from PVG->LAX. Do I need to go through customs or immigration? Thank you.
You won't have to go through customs, but will go through immigration. When you get off the plane you will go to a transfers section, get you passport/face scanned and get your carry-on luggage inspected. After that you go to your gate to your next flight.
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Old Dec 5, 18, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by AUCLABruin View Post
You won't have to go through customs, but will go through immigration. When you get off the plane you will go to a transfers section, get you passport/face scanned and get your carry-on luggage inspected. After that you go to your gate to your next flight.
Will the passport be stamped?

This transfer procedure only applies to a few select airlines, or has it been more broadly implemented recently? Thanks!
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Old Dec 6, 18, 3:39 am
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Will the passport be stamped?

This transfer procedure only applies to a few select airlines, or has it been more broadly implemented recently? Thanks!
MU and FM are effectively the same in this case.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 11:53 pm
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Originally Posted by kevino View Post


Will the passport be stamped?

This transfer procedure only applies to a few select airlines, or has it been more broadly implemented recently? Thanks!
No stamps are given to transfers. If you are using China Eastern/Shanghai Airlines, they are in the same terminal so this procedure is for any airlines in the same terminal.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 12:18 am
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Thanks!

So this is new for PVG within the last year, right?
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Old Dec 8, 18, 2:52 pm
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I'm planning a trip with a transfer in PVG and separate ticket to Japan: CPH-PVG then PVG-NRT. I will only bring a carry-on (no checked luggage).

Would I need to clear immigration? I would prefer to stay airside the entire time. I'm not sure if I will be able to get a boarding pass for the second leg before my first flight.
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Old Dec 8, 18, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by vd0t View Post
I'm planning a trip with a transfer in PVG and separate ticket to Japan: CPH-PVG then PVG-NRT. I will only bring a carry-on (no checked luggage).

Would I need to clear immigration? I would prefer to stay airside the entire time. I'm not sure if I will be able to get a boarding pass for the second leg before my first flight.
That depends on whether airline 1 and airline 2 have a transit arrangement.
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Old Dec 8, 18, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
That depends on whether airline 1 and airline 2 have a transit arrangement.
How would I know that? Nothing has been booked yet so checking first. Each flight would be booked separately.
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