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Transiting Narita standby with checked baggage

Old Jun 26, 22, 10:42 am
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Transiting Narita standby with checked baggage

Has anybody tried to transit Narita on Standby with checked baggage since Japan cancelled their Visa Exemption program?

Before, you had to exit via immigration to claim and recheck baggage. I'm not sure what you do now without a Japan Visa.
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Old Jun 26, 22, 11:15 am
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The exemption to PCR test for Japan is if you transit the same day
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Old Jun 27, 22, 11:22 am
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I think the real issue is if the airline will allow the OP to board without a confirmed flight from NTR, i.e. the OP will never find him/her-self on the flight to NRT.
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Old Jun 27, 22, 11:31 am
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I think the real issue is if the airline will allow the OP to board without a confirmed flight from NTR, i.e. the OP will never find him/her-self on the flight to NRT.
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Old Jun 27, 22, 11:34 am
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Boarding.

No, AA will board you and even check bags to Narita once they know there are seats available. The ?? Is... How to recheck them in Narita now under the new Immigration rule requiring Japan Visa
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Old Jun 27, 22, 11:44 pm
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But Sir, AA can't check bags to NRT unless you are eligible to enter JPN; that is why I see a risk that either AA will refuse to tags to NRT only or even refuse to bring you to NRT because you don't have a (confirmed) onward flight.

But anyway I'm just guessing; not first hand experience with standby tickets and how they are dealt with. Good luck!

Do let us know how you solved this/how is plays out at NRT.

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Old Jun 29, 22, 11:11 am
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Originally Posted by SK AAR View Post
But Sir, AA can't check bags to NRT unless you are eligible to enter JPN; that is why I see a risk that either AA will refuse to tags to NRT only or even refuse to bring you to NRT because you don't have a (confirmed) onward flight.

But anyway I'm just guessing; not first hand experience with standby tickets and how they are dealt with. Good luck!

Do let us know how you solved this/how is plays out at NRT.
Even with only carry on items, I would expect an airline to refuse to board a passenger who doesn't have documents to enter the destination on the ticket (if separate tickets) of the destination airport of the last confirmed segment.

Unless the standby for the flight from NRT clears before boarding ends for the flight to NRT, I don't think this will work, even with no checked bags.

Before COVID-19, could someone fly standby without travel documents sufficient to enter the country of each connection airport? For instance, could a USA citizen without a Russian visa fly standby on a route with a connection at SVO?
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Old Jun 29, 22, 12:39 pm
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the question was....

I was Asking if anyone had recent experience.....
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