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User currently offlineMcmurdomech From Argentina, joined May 2008, 12 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5431 times:

info please! We are flying AA in Sept EZE-JFK-CDG. Do we have to go through immigration at JFK with a 11 hr 45 min connection? I believe I read somewhere that JFK doesn't have an in transit area. Also do we have to collect our luggage and re-check it or can we check it straight thru. Thanks for the info.

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User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3675 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5376 times:

Hey!

Yes, all passengers from any international flight arriving into the US must go through US Customs and Immigration, including those connecting onto another international flight.

If you're flying AA all the way to CDG, then inform the ticketing agents to tag your bags all the way to CDG. Once you arrive at JFK, you need to claim your bags and go through customs. Once done, there should be a baggage drop off area so that you can drop your bags and would not have to worry about them till you get to CDG.



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User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2080 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5353 times:



Quoting Mcmurdomech (Thread starter):
We are flying AA in Sept EZE-JFK-CDG. Do we have to go through immigration at JFK

Another thing to remember, if you are a citizen of Argentina, you will need a valid United States visa to transit through the U.S..



John@SFO
User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23058 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5336 times:



Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 1):
If you're flying AA all the way to CDG, then inform the ticketing agents to tag your bags all the way to CDG. Once you arrive at JFK, you need to claim your bags and go through customs. Once done, there should be a baggage drop off area so that you can drop your bags and would not have to worry about them till you get to CDG.

Does AA not do ITI at JFK?



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User currently offlineMPDPilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 993 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5282 times:



Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 1):
If you're flying AA all the way to CDG, then inform the ticketing agents to tag your bags all the way to CDG. Once you arrive at JFK, you need to claim your bags and go through customs. Once done, there should be a baggage drop off area so that you can drop your bags and would not have to worry about them till you get to CDG.

Not to say your wrong. But, check with AA on this one, I have heard that international connection passengers don't need to collect their bags and will be transfered for the passenger. At least that is what was announced the last time I flew internationally a couple of days ago. Perhaps AA in JFK is different, so I suggest checking with AA on the matter.



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User currently offlineMcmurdomech From Argentina, joined May 2008, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5276 times:

Thanks for the info. I am a U:S: citizen with Argentina residency. My wife is Argentinean with a valid US visa and a European Union passport with Italian citizenship. Isn't that a mouth full.

User currently offlineRobffm2 From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5145 times:



Quoting Mcmurdomech (Thread starter):
We are flying AA in Sept EZE-JFK-CDG.

I'm sure you must have a good reason for that itinerary. But it looks to me that there are easier, faster connections available at similar prices.

Starting on 09-September, Roundtrip, two weeks (quotes from expedia):
UA, via IAD, 28:50 h, 1542 $
AA, via JFK, 30:15 h, 1640 $
JJ, via GIG, 20:50 h, 1704 $
KL, via GRU-AMS, 18:20 h, 1728 $
JJ, via GRU, 16:10 h, 1904 $


User currently offlineMcmurdomech From Argentina, joined May 2008, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5114 times:

[quote=available at similar prices.

Starting on 09-September, Roundtrip, two weeks (quotes from expedia):
UA, via IAD, 28:50 h, 1542 $
AA, via JFK, 30:15 h, 1640 $
JJ, via GIG, 20:50 h, 1704 $
KL, via GRU-AMS, 18:20 h, 1728 $
JJ, via GRU, 16:10 h, 1904 $[/quote]
Thanks for the suggestions but the more direct flights on AF are full and my wife wanted to at least get a glimpse of NY. We are flying to CDG and then the train through France, Switzerland, and Italy and flying FCO-JFK-EZE. We are retired and have lots of time. Thanks again.


User currently offlineADXMatt From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 951 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4930 times:



Quoting Mcmurdomech (Reply 5):
Thanks for the info. I am a U:S: citizen with Argentina residency. My wife is Argentinean with a valid US visa and a European Union passport with Italian citizenship. Isn't that a mouth full.

You... US Citizen - no problem....
Wife... Has US Visa so shouldn't be a problem... is it multiple entry?
EU... is part of the US Visa Waiver program so shouldn't be an issue.

There are no sterile transit lounges in the USA... everyone must clear immigration/customs.

Enjoy New York!


User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3675 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4904 times:



Quoting MPDPilot (Reply 4):
At least that is what was announced the last time I flew internationally a couple of days ago. Perhaps AA in JFK is different, so I suggest checking with AA on the matter.

This would definitely be different and I believe would not follow guidelines of US-CBP if bags did not go through customs inspection. It's my understanding that all passengers, including those that connect onto other international flights, must go through C&I with all bags inspected. Once inspected, there is usually a drop off area where bags for connecting flights can be dropped off. It's been a while since I've flown on AA or through JFK, but all my other international arrivals flights go through this process.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21654 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4888 times:



Quoting MPDPilot (Reply 4):
I have heard that international connection passengers don't need to collect their bags and will be transfered for the passenger.

I know that for international-to-domestic passengers, you have to collect your bags, take them through customs and then drop them off at the appropriate location. I don't know about international-to-international passengers, but I think it's the same.

-Mir



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User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2080 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4853 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 10):
I don't know about international-to-international passengers, but I think it's the same.

All passengers off of international flights need to collect their luggage and proceed through Customs formalities.



John@SFO
User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23058 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4707 times:



Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 9):
It's my understanding that all passengers, including those that connect onto other international flights, must go through C&I with all bags inspected.

That's not the case at some hubs; DL/ATL and CO/IAH come to mind. DL has big, gaudy orange tags that go on international to international transfer bags.



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User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2080 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4686 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 12):
That's not the case at some hubs; DL/ATL and CO/IAH come to mind. DL has big, gaudy orange tags that go on international to international transfer bags.

Please tell me what will happen to the bags when CBP deems the person is inadmissible to enter the U.S.,even for transit persposes. OR CBP wants to see what is in the bags of that individual. Even though the bags are tagged by the air carrier, individuals arriving on international flights still need to complete Immigration and Baggage formalities.



John@SFO
User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23058 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4673 times:



Quoting Legacyins (Reply 13):
Please tell me what will happen to the bags when CBP deems the person is inadmissible to enter the U.S.,even for transit persposes.

I have no idea (as a US passport holder, I typically don't have trouble getting admitted to the US). I do know that DL places a large, orange ITI tag on the bags and they don't show up on the belt at ATL.



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User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3675 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4656 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 12):
CO/IAH come to mind.

Interesting. The many times I have used IAH as a port of entry with CO, I always hear staff inform passengers to pick up their bags at IAH to go to C&I while checking in (AMS, EZE, and LGW), during the flight, and while queuing for Immigration and on the way to baggage claim, especially from red coat agents. But I don't worry since IAH is my home airport. Yet, I don't see the orange tags when I clear C&I and watch people go to make connections, nor do I get the tag when I clear C&I at EWR.

DL and AA maybe different; that I'm not sure.



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