27th February 2014 at 20:32 #448002
Anonymous27th February 2014 at 20:32 #448003
This seems to be just out! Nice move from the EY guys!
Now all Etihad Airways guests flying to select destinations in the U.S.A will have access to Abu Dhabi International Airport’s United States Preclearance facility located at Terminal 3.
The new facility enables guests flying Etihad Airways to preclear the U.S. Customs and Border Protection formalities before boarding their flights in Abu Dhabi. Upon arrival in the U.S.A, guests will be treated as though they are domestic arrivals. Shorter connection times are possible for onward flights in the U.S., with your luggage arriving to the final destination.
As the first facility of its kind in the region, guests flying to select destinations in the U.S can now look forward to more of our award-winning hospitality, and worry less about long queues. Experience an easier, quicker and more comfortable journey with the World’s Leading Airline* to Washington DC, Chicago and New York. Future US destinations will also benefit from the facility.
For further information visit: http://www.etihad.com/uspreclearance.27th February 2014 at 20:51 #448004
SimonS1Participant27th February 2014 at 20:57 #448005
The eventuality has been discussed. Now it is a reality.27th February 2014 at 21:13 #448006
From exiting the plane at JFK, to being fingerprinted and photo’d and getting to the baggage belt, it took my son and I precisely 6’30″. Is this a record. Probably quicker than preclearamce!27th February 2014 at 21:20 #448007
It opened a month ago Swissdiver. It was a reality when the original thread was started…..28th February 2014 at 05:28 #448008
Just thinking, if someone is “wanted” in the US, but did not know it, would they be arrested and have to be extradited, or would they be considered to be on US soil and taken off in chains?28th February 2014 at 08:46 #448009
Interesting thought, LP. While I am it is probably covered by the agreement, I would expect them to let him board and arrest him/her upon landing.
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