I suppose the airline is the one to chose if the international flight goes through port of entry formalities while under an unscheduled stop at a US airport en-route to its final destination.
Lots of IF
If the diversion airport has a Port of Entry facility (with staff at that time) which its able to process the number of passengers flying into the U.S.,
If that aircraft is the only one going to use the facility or there are other aircraft in the same situation,
If the unscheduled stop is going to last enough time to make it feasible and convenient to put the passengers through Immigration/Customs and their baggage return to aircraft,
If the airline has staff at the diversion airport to take care of that flight, its passengers and baggage.
|Quoting tim171080 (Thread starter):|
I personally had the chance to experience JAX once (on Martinair) and BGR twice (both on Delta).
Having seen both airport websites, its seems both airports could handle incoming international flights - if FIS are staffed. I'd guess DL
/UA-CO/AA may have some "Unscheduled stop procedures" - be tech-stop or to go thru FIS - ready to be enforced in BGR
, whenever needed.
I believe it's quite rare for international diversion to go through FIS @ ANC
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