APEC almost bounced in San Fran

Discussion in 'Visas, Immigration & Customs' started by pax1a, Jul 16, 2006.

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  1. pax1a

    pax1a Junior Member

    Dec 15, 2004
    Just FYI.

    Couple weeks ago I was traveling from San Fran to Beijing.

    My APEC is cleared for CHN, and I have used it about 4 times to enter China without visa. When flying out of San Fran, check-in were refusing to check me in because of no Chinese Visa, and naturally they had never heard of the APEC card.

    I was flying Air-China, but the check-in looked like it was manned with generic ground staff.

    They were searching books, calling people, 2 Managers and about 45 minutes latter, begrudgingly they checked me in.


  2. RTWFF

    RTWFF Intern

    Aug 12, 2005
    I'm afraid the ignorance of Americans about the rest of the world knows no bounds
  3. Damien

    Damien Member

    Aug 29, 2005
    Though they deserve a lot of criticism in some areas, I don't believe this is one of them. As the LOTFAP does not participate in APEC, it's unreasonable to expect all counter staff there to know about it.
  4. pax1a

    pax1a Junior Member

    Dec 15, 2004
    I think it's poor staff training. It they are flying to a destination then they have an obligation to understand what that countries visa requirements are. It makes no difference if they are an APEC country or not. I now have a copy of the APEC when page which say "no visa required" which I take with me. (not that I think it will help)


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