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Mar 16, 19, 11:29 am
Replies: 250
Views: 60,865
Posted By alphaod

I donít think JTTP is dependent on having GE,...

I donít think JTTP is dependent on having GE, only GE allows you to forgo the business requirements during the preliminary application process.
Feb 22, 19, 3:11 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By alphaod

I used to have custom in-ear monitors, but they...

I used to have custom in-ear monitors, but they cost me $1300 at the time. I say used to because someone stole them to my dismay, not sure what the thief can do with them seeing they are custom fit....
Feb 22, 19, 3:07 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,104
Posted By alphaod

I think luggage wrapping is useless. It looks...

I think luggage wrapping is useless. It looks ugly and draws attention.

This is why I like my aluminum Rimowa suitcases, basically too much work to try to force open for a quick theft.
Feb 22, 19, 2:54 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,735
Posted By alphaod

I've had mine for over a year now and I agree...

I've had mine for over a year now and I agree with many of the points in this review. I don't fly with mine nearly as much as the OP.
I wrote a little feedback last year in this thread:...
Feb 22, 19, 2:39 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,845
Posted By alphaod

It used to be busted wheels were free of charge...

It used to be busted wheels were free of charge after warranty, they didn't charge for any repairs during warranty period. Recently I needed four new wheels and a corner piece, cost me $30 a wheel,...
Feb 22, 19, 2:20 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By alphaod

So it's the Bolero of old? Honestly I don't...

So it's the Bolero of old?

Honestly I don't like it, but there is conveniences like you can slip some earphones or your passport in there if you don't carry a backpack of some sort. I don't like...
Forum: China
Feb 22, 19, 2:10 am
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By alphaod

I have many Chinese friends in the US who have...

I have many Chinese friends in the US who have been in the US for 50-60 years who are still Chinese nationals (they chose not to naturalize to US citizenship) who have only recently returned to China...
Feb 21, 19, 3:29 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By alphaod

Honestly why bother with the receipts at all. ...

Honestly why bother with the receipts at all.

Facial recognition, RFID chips in the passports, it should be pretty easy to see who is declaring or not. Beyonds if they were going to submit you to...
Feb 21, 19, 3:26 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By alphaod

I lost my passport book and card, reported it,...

I lost my passport book and card, reported it, never had a problem either.

Better report it in case someone uses it to commit a crime or something.
Forum: China
Feb 21, 19, 3:18 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By alphaod

Just so you know, if your SO is a PRC passport...

Just so you know, if your SO is a PRC passport holder she has a hukou. The only way to not have a hukou is if you renounce Chinese citizenship and go to the PSB to revoke your hukou. Yes you must do...
Forum: China
Feb 21, 19, 3:13 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By alphaod

Sometimes they run out of cards, you gotta ask...

Sometimes they run out of cards, you gotta ask for them.
Feb 21, 19, 3:03 pm
Replies: 2,673
Views: 179,224
Posted By alphaod

My experience with the Ambassador program is that...

My experience with the Ambassador program is that it is worthless and continues to be. My Ambassador has helped me zero times. For everything it was faster to do myself on the app or calling the...
Feb 21, 19, 2:54 pm
Replies: 250
Views: 60,865
Posted By alphaod

So far my experience has been good in terms of...

So far my experience has been good in terms of entry and exit. No real technical problems. Mostly "soft" problems, like the airport people who direct you to different lines refusing to let me use the...
Jan 19, 19, 5:47 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By alphaod

Whatís the Essential S? There is only the...

Whatís the Essential S?

There is only the Lite and Hybrid that I can see.
Jan 19, 19, 5:42 pm
Jan 19, 19, 5:30 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 5,888
Posted By alphaod

No that would be illegal. But a few kind...

No that would be illegal.

But a few kind words is what I offered. I thanked everybody who was there. Words don’t pay the bills, but giving money or any gifts is considered bribery.
Jan 18, 19, 1:08 am
Replies: 250
Views: 60,865
Posted By alphaod

I flew into HND today, I went to Counter A, but...

I flew into HND today, I went to Counter A, but there was nobody there, so I went to the APEC line which actually had 5 people in front of me. Anyways after passing immigration I was directed to go...
Jan 15, 19, 2:52 pm
Replies: 436
Views: 97,620
Posted By alphaod

There are slots available because everyone's...

There are slots available because everyone's appointments got cancelled due to the ongoing budget shutdown.

They don't even let you update documents let alone enrollment interviews. Even the "on...
Jan 15, 19, 2:02 pm
Replies: 250
Views: 60,865
Posted By alphaod

Although Japan really is a relatively safe...

Although Japan really is a relatively safe country without really any theft problems, I still want to apply for the JTTP because it gives me a form of ID I can carry in my persons for travel and...
Jan 15, 19, 1:52 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By alphaod

Nope they don't care. I used my card to pay...

Nope they don't care. I used my card to pay someone else's Pre-check application fee and got the statement credit all the same.
Forum: China
Jan 14, 19, 1:18 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By alphaod

If you have the latest iPhones and you plan to be...

If you have the latest iPhones and you plan to be in mainly Beijing or Shanghai, if you set the region to China, you can add Shanghai and/or Beijing metro cards to your Wallet app. You can sign up...
Forum: China
Jan 14, 19, 1:14 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By alphaod

Air travel if a little busy is fine. Train...

Air travel if a little busy is fine.

Train travel is both busy and not that fine. Security is more stringent.
Jan 10, 19, 5:11 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,921
Posted By alphaod

Depends on many factors: Airline, class of...

Depends on many factors: Airline, class of service, how full is aircraft, mood of check-in/gate agents.

I have a 26" Tumi (26x18x10) that I brought onto several flights simply because I was too...
Jan 10, 19, 5:09 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,307
Posted By alphaod

Also not every airline checks. I've never had my...

Also not every airline checks. I've never had my bags measured except for a ski bag.
Forum: China
Jan 9, 19, 11:36 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 19,415
Posted By alphaod

For real name authentication, you can submit your...

For real name authentication, you can submit your foreign passport and valid Chinese visa. My Alipay and WeChat wallet both authenticated perfectly.
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