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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Hi,
I will be transfering to another flight on LAX, spending about 3 hours there.
A few questions:
1. Usually you won't go through customs, is this the case in the USA as well?
2. Flights are with the same airline (Air France): do I need to collect luggage or will this be automatically done? Again normal, but in the USA?

Thanks!
Michael.

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 8y

Michael,
Even a transit passenger now has to clear US Immigration. One of the changes since 9/11/01. Since you have to clear IMM, your luggage will have to clear customs as well. After you are cleared, you can check your bags with Air France.
A bit of a pain, but that is the US post 9/11.

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Thanks Mike!

I guess I just have to make sure I have the letter and all other papers in order which I have send last year, including my I-94 immigration card. Of course, i don't have that latter one anymore.

It seems I have sent it to the right adress back than, but it changed shortly after that. I just don't hope I will be send back to the Netherlands. I just have a 3 hour stop in LA, so i will be leaving anyway.

Send the whole thing again to the new adress is probably the best I guess.

Cheers!
Michael.

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Was going to say the same thing. Our last trip to Dublin was through the States, and we had to check out/check in just to transfer. On the way back, our passports were flagged as Neal--still a UK resident--didn't have a flight back from Montreal. We had to buy a return ticket at the airport.

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

So you get the I-94 card just for a transfer he. Hehe, paranoia...

you know what I hate most? The fact that eventually we all need to adjust pastports to meet US standards, but if I have to ask something at immigrations (send the I-94 card for example) I really had to sent a letter and papers. I mean, don't they have simple email. Or if they have, do they have reply buttons? They are so ignorant

[ Edit: Edited on Sep 9, 2008, at 6:41 AM by Utrecht ]