Tag: Japan

  • Japan Trusted Traveler Program (TTP) Haneda Entry Experience

    Japan quietly this year relaunched and expanded its Trusted Traveler Program (TTP), which allows select travelers to use automated gates when entering and exiting the country. We have previously covered our application and the airport inspection and TTP card issuance experiences (read more here and here). I yesterday used the program for the first time…

  • Japan Trusted Traveler Program (TTP) Streamlined Guide

    Japan extended the Trusted Traveler Program (TTP) eligibility just when the pandemic began and reinstated it earlier this year when both Sebastian (read more here) and I (read more here) applied and covered our processes. The registered TTP users can use automated lanes when entering and exiting the country but need to apply for the…

  • Japan Resumes Trusted Traveler Program Registrations & Card Issuance

    On Friday (August 4, 2023), Japan suspended the registration and card issuance for its Trusted Traveler Program with no advance notice but resumed the service today (August 7, 2023). Japan launched a Trusted Travel Program (TTP) in 2017 with very scarce information about its eligibility requirements (read more here, here, and here). You can access…

  • Japan Suspends New Trusted Traveler Program Registrations & Card Issuance

    Japan launched a Trusted Travel Program (TTP) in 2017 with very scarce information about its eligibility requirements (read more here, here, and here). The program was relaunched with little fanfare in early 2023, and the eligibility criteria were significantly expanded. Sebastian and I wrote about our application experiences (read more here and here). You can…

  • Air France Paris – Haneda Luggage Delays + Swissport Japan Issues

    We have given advice regarding delayed luggage and continue to receive messages from readers about what they should do at the destination when there is no idea when they will see their checked baggage again. Airlines usually give none, very little, wrong, or downright incorrect advice on what they are obliged to compensate in case…