Visa Blunder Part 4: The Worst Flight in the World


Read Visa Blunder Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3. Part 4 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.

And now the conclusion to my Visa Blunder story. On my 34th birthday, I was not at MINT Shanghai. I was held in no man’s land because I had, according to the immigration agent, violated the Visa-Free policy by flying into China from NRT and leaving out of China back to the US via NRT. Before arriving in PVG, I recognized the error of my ways and booked a flight that would put me into compliance. She did not care and made me sit in the holding area until her shift was done. At 8AM a new guy and much nicer person told me I could fly to Hong Kong and back that day on a flight that they would book on my behalf. For $400 RT for two people, I flew on the worst airline in the world. It was bumpy. It was noisy. It was exhausting. The only funny memory was the flight attendant leading the passengers in Tai Chi exercises.

And that is why Spring Airlines is the worst airline in the world (see TPOL’s Worst Flight Experiences).


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