Asked by guavagrape from France | Dec. 27, 2018 08:06
About:Transfer in T3 of Beijing Capital Airport

Is 1hr int'l transit in Beijing Capital Airport feasible?

Hello. I am flying Frankfurt-PEK via Air China, then will transit to take PEK-Manila via Philippine Airlines. Both airlines operate out of Terminal 3. But I only have 1 hr 10 mins between the two flights. We were told we had to go through customs with our bags, as per Chinese regulation. My question is - do we have to take our checked-in luggage? As in - wait for them in the carousel, go through customs, then go back to check in counter, then go past security? That seems very long for one hour and I'm afraid I'll miss my onward flight to Manila. Or do we just simply have to show our passports and hand carried bags to customs? Appreciate some advice. Many thanks.

Answers (1)
Answered by Muhammad from Ukraine | Dec. 28, 2018 18:14
The time is a little bit tight.
For int'l to int'l transfer in T3, the procedures are the following:
Flight Arrival - Transfer Procedures - Border Inspection - Security Check - Custom Inspection - Waiting & Boarding
If the two airlines don't have luggage check through service, you need to collect the luggage and recheck them. In this case, 1 hour is not enough.
Thus you are advised to consult your airlines.
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