Concorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 711 times:
What's reallly gets me here in Sacramento is when you are deplaning in the old Term (B) at 11:00 PM and you are expecting your family to greet you and they can't because the security guards blocked off the metal detectors went home for the night! (Of course, this was before 9/11 when you could go to the gate without a ticket)
The term "international airport" doesn't mean an airport has international passenger flights. It typically is an indicator that the airport has been designated a port of entry (such as at FAT) by the US government and customs services might be available for passenger, cargo, charters, etc. But it also gets added to names for marketing purposes by non-hub airports.
There are a number of airports that use "international airport" in the name without scheduled international passenger service including: Sacramento and Fresno in California, Birmingham AL, Brownsville and Corpus Christi TX, Wilmington NC, Greenville SC, Des Moines IA, and others.
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