APEC almost bounced in San Fran

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pax1a

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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.

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Pax
 
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RTWFF said:
I'm afraid the ignorance of Americans about the rest of the world knows no bounds

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.
 

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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)


Damien said:
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.
 
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