Your initial problem will not be where to store your bag, but getting access to it in TPE.
By default, your bags will be checked through to your final destination - in your case that's CTS/Chitose Airport. In order to instead have your bags delivered to the baggage carousel in TPE you will need to ask the staff at the check-in counter in SFO to "short-...
According to this thread
Bonded luggage will be sent to luggage hold, can't be reclaimed as carry on.
so that's definitely out.
I found two posts (1, 2) both of which says the left luggage service is what you need.
Left Luggage is your traditional luggage storage, but an agent touches it.
I have used the left luggage service at TPE before. ...
There are a couple businesses within Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport that provide printing / photocopying service.
7-eleven / ibon Kiosk in Terminal 1
The 7-eleven in Terminal 1 (B1) has two ibon Kiosks, a self-service machine that supports printing and scanning of documents (instructions here):
You can print out any documents or pictures saved in ...
No as a US citizen you don't need a visa to stay or enter in Taiwan Taoyuan Intl. (TPE) airport. Answer is from official Travel.state.gov :
"If you wish to enter Taiwan as a tourist or short-term visitor (less
than 90 days), you do not need a visa. To enter Taiwan, you need:
No extensions or changes of status are permitted.
Your U.S. passport ...
I emailed the Taoyuan airport authority, and this is the reply I received.
To prevent the entry of the African swine fever (ASF) virus, our country implemented a 100 percent check of hand luggage carried by passengers arriving at Taoyuan International Airport from infected area/ country (ex: China, Hong Kong and Macau...etc.). The passengers from non-...
Yes, it does. Though:
The waiting time refers to the time the taxi spent waiting (or moving very slowly) in traffic and lights (after the flag is down), but not the time it wait for the passengers to turn up before the flag is down, and
It doesn't cost much as compared to how much the taxi charge when it moves.
The department of transport, Taoyuan City ...
That looks like it should be the cost for being stuck in traffic. It's not specific to the airport, just a common way taxi fares work to balance distance and time.
From this government site (mirror) (numbers appear to be out of date, but it illustrates the general idea):
(2) Prolonged metering: It’s NT$5 for every 100 seconds for slow-moving taxis at ...
According to TripAdvisor, the 7-11 convenience store has printers where you can print, scan and fax.
I can't really confirm based on their website (in English, there is a Taiwan website too) because it's not explicit on there but there is a phone number to the terminal where the store is located that you probably can call to be sure.
So there turned out to be a rather pedestrian reason for my problem -- I was looking for seasonal April flights in November, so they weren't loaded into the system yet. But handily enough, this Japanese site shows future schedules as well, and a few months later, they show up normally in ITA Matrix etc. (At least the AE flights, that is; GE may not be ...
Given that the card was given to everyone on the flight, it was most likely a means of flagging your flight as either a high risk, or possibly even low risk, for bringing in goods that need to be declared to customs. The card both reminds you of that fact, but also allows the customs staff to treat passengers from that flight differently.
Depending on ...
United Airlines offers a web form to query TIMATIC, the database airlines use to determine whether or not they can allow you on your trip to minimize risks. While you didn’t share all of your details and I thus had to ballpark some of the required information, I did get the following reply concerning you, an Indian citizen with a passport not in immediate ...
Looks like there is a service iTaiwan Wi-Fi which aims to provide 1Mbps (mirror), which is more than enough for video calling, but as ckx mentioned, relying on it could be iffy. But yes, theoretically, it's feasible.
The airport itself, according to a collection of airport speed tests (mirror):
TPE airport - located in Taiwan - offers totally free wifi ...
In general, relying on a single service for something important is very likely to end up in tears. What if it has an outage...? What if a jerk decides to watch Netflix on the same AP you are on? I would rather pick up a SIM card from eBay before leaving -- even just as a backup.
Yes you can, either from a convenience store within the airport (7Eleven, Family Mart, etc) or from the information desk at the Airport MRT station. The card itself costs NT$100 but comes with no balance, however the cashier can apply balance there and then once the card is purchased.
From memory, credit card wouldn't be an option from the MRT station as ...
Your doctor is correct that it is not a good idea (in terms of hassle).
However if you are only flying through TPE and not clearing immigration there, you will not go through the customs there. Thus so there will be no customs officers to look into your carry-on bags.
In KUL you would go through customs. All luggage and carry-on is screened there through ...
Theoretically no. However their are two threads over on flyertalk discussing exactly this. In the first one, a person claims regularly to pass through airside transit without a boarding pass check in order to reach the lounge. They then use their EVA Diamond card to access the lounge.
The second newer thread contains information from an EVA Lounge Host:
The following will be required:
Passport that's valid for 6 months past your stay in Dubai.
Ticket (e-ticket or paper ticket).
Once you arrive in Dubai, simply follow the line to the immigration counter and present your visa along with your passport.