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  • Tampa to Coast Rica
    Apr 17, 2017
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    Hello I'm flying from Tampa (TPA) to Coasta Rica (SJO) with a stop in Miami. Is customs at TPA or MIA or SJO?

     

    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through Costa Rican Immigration and Customs when you arrive in San Jose.

     

  • MSP/JFK/TLV
    Apr 17, 2017
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    Flying Delta, same reservation. Do we need to collect luggage and go through additional security before boarding for Tel Aviv?

     

    You will just go through Israeli security at the gate. You don't have to do anything with your bags in JFK on the way to Tel Aviv.

     

  • Switch from international to domestic terminal?
    Apr 17, 2017
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    If I am flying in from Costa Rica to Atlanta and then changing planes to Raleigh, NC do I have to change to a domestic terminal?

     

    You don't actually change terminals. You will arrive in Concourse E/F, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and take the Plane Train directly to your departure concourse.

     

  • Traveling Puerto Rico
    Apr 13, 2017
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    I have a valid Ga Driver license and a expired work permit ! Can I travel to Puerto Rico only with my driver license ?

     

    Yes, you can, flights between the Mainland US and Puerto Rico are considered domestic flights.

     

  • Travel Puerto Rico
    Apr 13, 2017
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    I have a valid Ga Driver license and expired work permit . Do i need anything else to fly to San Juan, Puerto Rico ?

     

    Flights between the US mainland and Puerto Rico are considered domestic flights. All you need is a drivers license.

     

  • Customs
    Apr 8, 2017
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    Am flying out of DUB on Delta with KLM flight thru AMS. I check in at Terminal 1 in AMS. Do I then go to Terminal 2 to go thru U.S. customs??

     

  • Delhi to Atlanta via AMS
    Apr 6, 2017
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    I am flying back to the US from Delhi on Delta Code Share Flights with 2.5 hour connection. When I arrive in AMS do i need to claim my checked bag and then proceed through security? Flights are DL7535 and DL73

     

    You don't have to do anything with your checked bags. Just go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • name chane
    Mar 30, 2017
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    I recently got married do I need my marriage certificate with my ID if I didn't change my ID yet

     

    Does the name on your ID match the name on your reservation? If it doesn't, you'll have to bring your marriage certificate. If it does then you're fine.

     

  • Getting From A gates to G gates
    Mar 30, 2017
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    Hello. I arrive on Alaska Airlines from SEA at gate A10 at 2pm. I have to catch a flight on Lufthansa at gate G101 at 305 pm. Checking no bags. Do I have to go through security again? Thanks.

     

    Yes, you have to walk across the International Terminal lobby and go through security again in G. You have barely enough time.

     

  • Customs
    Mar 23, 2017
    1
    Which form must I complete when declaring funds over $10000 euros please

     

    You need to go through the red lane when you arrive in Amsterdam if you are entering the EU with over 10000 Euro and go to the Office Tax Refund / VAT Refund desk if you are leaving the EU with over 10000 Euro and Amsterdam is your point of entry/exit. https://www.belastingdienst.nl/wps/wcm/connect/bldcontenten/belastingdienst/individuals/abroad_and_customs/restricted_prohibited_import_export/10_000_or_more/declaration_liquid_assets/filing_a_declaration

     

  • Custom
    Mar 22, 2017
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    Going from Yeg, layover in AMS then to ALC. when do I go through customs? My luggage will be tagged to final destination

     

    You will go through Schengen Entry passport control in Amsterdam.

     

  • Customs and immigration
    Mar 22, 2017
    1
    Flying from US to Marseilles via CDG Paris. Will I have to clear customs and immigration in Paris and Marseilles? Both flights are Air France

     

    You will go through Passport control in Paris.

     

  • flying to PIT. Layover 2hours
    Mar 20, 2017
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    Hi, I will be flying to PIT from Malaysia. My first port of entry will be ORD. My transit time in ORD will be 2 hours. will it be enough time for me ?understand that I have to go through the custom and TSA processed once I reached ORD

     

    Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly and it's all on the same reservation.

     

  • Layover and Customs
    Mar 18, 2017
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    I'm flying from Vancouver to San Francisco to LA with only an hour layover between flights. Will I go through Customs in Vancouver and be ok in San Francisco layover or do I need to go through Customs in San Fran and risk missing the flight? Also coming back, I go from LAX-San Fransisco-Portland-Vancouver with again an hour layover between flights. When do I clear Customs for Canada? All flights are connecting flights with United.

     

    Yes, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in San Francisco is go from your arrival gate. On the return you will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs in vancouver.

     

  • Virgin Priority Security
    Mar 9, 2017
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    Hi Everyone, I'm traveling EWR to LAX and purchased the Priority Security and Boarding. Does anyone know if I will need to remove shoes, etc.?

     

    Yes, you will, Priority security is just the regular procedures with a different line.

     

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