Visa Blunder Part 2: Anxiety in the Air


Read Visa Blunder Part 1 first. Visa Blunder Part 2: Anxiety in the Air is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities:

See the Picture Preview here and see how this $60,000 trip cost $1999 here. Be sure to check out TPOL’s Map, the best feature of the blog.

This was supposed to be a review of Air China from NRT-PVG. Too nervous from worrying about what would happen to me in Shanghai when I landed, I was in no condition to take photos of the plane. Even the traditional champagne toast, could not be enjoyed. It felt like my last taste of the good life before the inevitable end. For three hours I tried to play out the scenarios and anticipate how border control would react.

  1. Honest Mistake: Oh it’s an honest mistake, you thought you were coming from New Zealand. Don’t let it happen again.
  2. Back on the Plane!: You are being deported.
  3. Temporary expulsion: You have to go somewhere else and come back.

Since I was arriving on my birthday, maybe they would take pity on me everything would be fine.

Happy birthday? No such thing.


  1. Could you possibly have made a brief story MORE annoying by spreading it out into AT LEAST 5 separate pages? Maybe more, I gave up after Part 4 aimed me at Part 5. Site should be “Entitled, Whining Moron Aloft,” or something like that.

  2. To be fair, this is the equivalent of click bait stories that drag you through 30 pages of ads to get to the point; and the point is NEVER worth the time. I’m grateful to Alex for saving me the trouble. I and won’t make the mistake of wasting my time on your blog again.

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