I'm going to redeem my ANA mileages to get a return flight between Tokyo and LA/NY. However, the availability is pretty scarce and thus the only viable itinerary is the following:
- Tokyo to LA on April 20 (22:55 - 16:45)
- NY to Tokyo on July 19 (18:15 - 21:15 +1day)
In this case, I would stay in US for 91 days, which exceeds 1 day of the visa-free requirement.
So I would like to make it to 90 if at all possible. Can I arrive at 16:45 but wait in the checked-in baggage lane for 7 hours before getting through the immigration? The problem might arrise in the ESTA application, which requires you to fill in the flight number, though I'm not sure what it is all about...
Or is there any other workaround to stay up to 90 days legally?