Lowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2276 times:
Int'l airlines serving the airport don't make it international, IIRC. It's if the airport has the customs facilities to handle flights. Example: Washington's National airport has AC flights to/from Canada, but the pax are all cleared in Canada, so DCA is a National airport.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16892 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2255 times:
There are flights to Montreal, and Toronto in Canada, Nassau, and Freeport in the Bahamas and Bermuda.
Although these are international flights there is no International arrivals or FIS facility at LGA, passengers are prescreened by US customs officials in Canada, the Bahamas and Bermuda.
Washington Reagan National (DCA) has flights to Toronto , Montreal and starting this Summer Bermuda on US Airways. Again there is no IAB or FIS at DCA either, passengers are prescreened at the aiports in Canada and Bermuda.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2248 times:
LaGuardia is not technically an International Airport. It does handle flights to and from Canada on Air Canada, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines, and US Airways does operate a limited number of flights to Bermuda and the Bahamas, but passengers are pre-cleared for US customs at their point of origin, not on arrival at LGA. There is no FIS/INS facility at LGA.
CcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2215 times:
It's just like Chicago Midway. It is now a international airport(which means it has it's own US customs area for international passengers to come in). It used to have pre-clearance for Canadain Airlines but that stopped and now it's a running international airport.
"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
Yow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2095 times:
Don't forget YOW-LGA on AC as well for international destinations at New York's domestic airport.
Hey didn't MDW just become an international airport a couple of months ago? Didn't Mexicana just start flying there? There are no customs pre-clearance facilities in Mexico that I am aware of? Correct me if I'm wrong on that one???
Setjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2087 times:
Don't forget Teterboro (TEB) which handles a lot of international GA flights. Guliani flew Teterboro-Tel Aviv a couple of months ago.
Altough, you could argue: There is no FIS/INS facility at TEB, but hey, the airport handles international flights, that's what counts. Who cares if there is customs at the airport?? So a flight from LGA to YYZ is a "domestic" flight then???