This is wrong advice as you only need a confirmed seat (booking) but not an assigned seat. I guess the Embassy confused the two things.
As long as your carry-ons fit through the cabin door you will be fine. In all the years flying with Air China I have yet to see an issue about a 2nd item.
Based on similar experiences there shouldn't be an issue.
Yes taxi as the nearest subway station is a fair bit away.
Should there be a discussion about visa requirement at check-in ask them to enter Shanghai as a transit point in TIMATIC. That should should bring up the correc...
You should be ok with a 14 hour transit to leave the airport under the transit without visa rule.
You can get out of the airport under the transit without visa rule, but it is very unlikely that you will get permission from immigration at Shanghai airport to...
Please move on and get a life, thank you.
Wow, you have a very jaded view of replys and I find your responses insulting.
Have a look at Pottenstein, might tick most of your points.