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Is It An International Airport?  
User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

Someone told me one time, any airport where you can get a direct connection to another airport that has airlines that fly out of the US, you can use the International Airport designation. The trouble with that, just about any airport would become eligible for the international designation. I have come across some truly small international airport, but I'm still not sure how the designation is assigned. While these example aren't really small airports, I don't think Bellingham, in Bellingham, WA nor Hancock in Syracuse, NY fly internationally, with the possible exception of Canada.
How the heck does this work???  Insane


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User currently offlineCO737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3141 times:

I'm pretty sure (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong) but an airport is considered international if it has customs and immigration based there, even if there aren't any scheduled international flights. For example, Grand Forks (KGFK) is considered an international airport because it has customs on site, even though the only scheduled flights are to MSP. Hope that helps.

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User currently offlineSkip7966 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3115 times:

It's my understanding that any airport can be considered an interntional airport as long as it has customs inspectors on site or within reasonable call time.

User currently offline757KSLC From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

DAB is an "International airport". However I am not aware of any current international flights to or from there. Looks like CO737 and Skip7966 answered this one for us. Thanks!

[Edited 2004-03-03 08:19:06]


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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6037 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Have you given any consideration about cargo? They need customs as well.


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User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

Tulsa International has a customs office on-site. But I always had the impression that the office was there for cargo, not passengers. It's in a separate facility, south of the terminal.

On the other hand, DCA and LGA have non-stop service to points in Canada, but neither has an international designation. If there is a customs office at either airport I haven't seen it.




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User currently offlineJcded From Switzerland, joined Jan 2004, 213 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

-contrails
I think that the flights that go to LGA (and maybe DCA) from Canada and to Canada have customs taken care of at the Canadian Airports, Toronto Pearson for Example has US customs on site before you board the aircraft.

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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

I might be mistaken, but for Canada flights, the customs are actually in Canada, so you clear customs prior to boarding the flight - I think that's how it works some places (like LGA & DCA - since setting up customs & immigration for just those few AC flights would be too much).

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