Perhaps others are better, but one experience from Dub is all it took to make me steer clear. (s=this.rtl&&!this.vertical?s-this.tail:s+this.tail,this.inTail=!0):this.inTail=!1,-s},_update:function(i){var s,e=this,r={target:this._target,first:this._first,last:this._last,visible:this._visible,fullyvisible:this._fullyvisible},n=this.index(i.first||r.first)=o&&r<=l)return t.isFunction(e)&&e.call(this,!1),this;for(var a,h=this.items(),u=this.clipping(),c=this.vertical?"bottom":this.rtl? Thanks US pre-clearance. Upon arrival, with Global Entry, immigration and customs tacked on maybe five minutes. margin: 0; I’ve used the SNN pre clearance facility several time and they certainly do have a GE lane. This is all kinda assuming a back to normal situation of course. Then again, the Belgians historically have done whatever possible to make a potentially pleasant experience unpleasant — so this would be entirely consistent and even rational . In my experience, U.S. Customs pre-clearance at YYZ has always taken a ridiculously long time, and I wouldn't feel comfortable allowing only one hour to connect to the US if I was going through YYZ. .jcarousel-control-next { All the African flights leave from the back of concourse A which Is seperated from the rest of Concourse A by border control so there would be an option, but it might have to be expanded then because of the additional flights, which begs the question how? Remember, Brussels has a Eurostar chunnel train station, and it’s only 2 hours to downtown London (St. Pancreas). Years ago this would have meant something..but sorry to say that BRU is a bottlenecked facility and adding another bottleneck isn’t going to help it. I stayed there once the night before a flight and wanted to check out the airport. Well not surprised Belgium would be high on the list for pre-clearance airports given the historical challenges around the security of Belgian passports, though I haven’t heard much about this in the last five years, and the number of connecting flights from Africa which the current administration will pull no expense to try and limit before they bird a plane. The biggest case in point is lounges. (.+)$/;i.parseTarget=function(t){var i=!1,e="object"!=typeof t?s.exec(t):null;return e? The biggest example is Canada to USA. Based on this, a larger market like the UK, Germany, France, Italy or Spain would make more sense. The only two places I think a sterile transit facility would make sense in the US would be Atlanta or Miami. Pre clearance is NOT better than going through customs in the US. Pleased to witness the signature of the agreement between Belgium and USA for Preclearance @BrusselsAirport. Does the USCBP just hire Brussels/Belgian/EU citizens who also have US citizenship? PS: I have been cooped up in a 747 with hundreds more while a FRA 1-B gate was reconfigured as necessary for a US arrival. Agreement on Air Transport Preclearance. ]]> Your email address will not be published. — Qantas flies Sydney-Santiago de Chile; 1. When passengers land in the US they do not further clear any immigration I’ll actively avoid airports with US Pre Clearance when I’m able. And that is easily checked on the Eurostar website so why post wrong and misleading info? @Max CBP agents in Ireland don’t have guns and don’t have power of arrest for ANY crime including those committed in the US. -moz-box-shadow: 0 0 2px #999; })(jQuery); Also , it relieves the strain on US airport immigration facilities, but there are 2 more important advantages. And just a year later in 2010, our airport delivered another first, becoming the first in the world to offer full US preclearance for business jets. .field-name-body { It sounds like things are moving in the right direction with today’s signed agreement, though it still remains to be seen if this actually becomes a reality. background: #4E443C; I like the BRU common use lounges and would hate to lose access to any lounge. BRU does indeed have few flights to the US in ‘normal times’. height:auto; Routes: New CDC guidelines, Southwest preclearance, fare rule changes, frequent flyer news, more A weekly roundup of air travel and airport news One question is lounge access after immigration. I am sure there always have been second tier airports clamoring to join this club as it brings increased business. 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For my work, I used to fly very often to Canada (YYZ) and last time, my return flight to BRU from YYZ was via Washington. Outside of banner ads published through the Boarding Area network, this compensation does not impact how and where products appear on this site. -webkit-box-sizing: border-box; Taoyuan International Airport has applied to join the US pre-clearance program. Lauderdale, Florida 33335, Bahamas - Nassau PreclearanceLynden Pindling International Airport, Bermuda PreclearanceL.F. Click below to find contact information for any of the 16 Preclearance sites worldwide. However, if you are flying non-stop to the U.S. from the following fifteen foreign airports, you will actually preclear customs and immigration before you board your flight to the U.S.: Calgary International Airport Edmonton… * Copyright (c) 2006-2018 Jan Sorgalla; Licensed MIT */ -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 2px #999; }); Obviously it will be on the B concourse as the A concourse is for Schengen flights only without border control. I heard that partly the reason why Singapore seems to have high migrant infections, is because the foreign worrkers in those 3 cities are seeing that nobody cares about COVID19. I have a 3 hour layover at Dublin airport from Germany on my way back to USA (via Aer Lingus), I’m planning to buy some Guinness beer at the airport duty free shop. My golly DUB and AUH were such depressing waiting rooms with close to zero concessions offerings. What Happens at an Airport Preclearance Location? There may not be a ton of flights there now, but it would be really easily for UA lets say to redirect a couple flights to Brussels. Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport has applied to join the US pre-clearance program. This site is for entertainment purposes only. The shipper is responsible for meeting United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) preclearance standards and scheduling a pre-clearance inspection when sending DoD cargo The United States offers preclearance at a number of foreign airports. It is just always going to be a pipe dream as we are grounded in the reality of how travel is done in in the United States vs the rest of the world. Global Entry is a program of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service that allows pre-approved, low-risk travelers to receive expedited clearance upon arrival into the United States via the SENTRI and NEXUS lanes and through automatic kiosks at select airports. You will give your passport and, if required, your visa to an American CBP officer, who will check your travel documents and, perhaps, ask you about your trip to the US. I wonder what the opinions are of the general populations in those countries where the U.S. has instilled Pre-Clearance on them? Others have corrected your just plain wrong assertions about European states with border controls on other territory (eg, the U.K. reciprocates with France, Belgium and (soon) the Netherlands), but it’s elsewhere, too: Uruguay has immigration officials operating in Buenos Aires (check out the Buquebus terminal), and vice versa in Montevideo. I can tell which of the commenters with GE have never had an international-to-domestic connection in ORD with checked bags. }); -moz-border-radius: 5px; Because, most of the travelers are just moving around within the borders of the US, the airlines and airports are economically incentivized to create services that meet that demand. height: 30px; for Munich, Germany, Bavaria, Frankfurt. You only legally enter the US when you land on US soil. ), Article(in Dutch sorry): Traveler Benefits 1. Flights bound for the United States are segregated in an area of the airport that is only reachable by passing through US preclearance. Please use your International Direct Dialing Number in place of the '+' for the country you are calling from. } Lastly, knowing how BRU airport management has never been interested in a good passenger experience and only in political decision-making they might just put it in the middle of B and see everybody suffer, or put it at the end of B, Where most of them leave anyway already. Nonetheless this could be very interesting combined with the fact that Lufthansa made a deal with the Belgian government regarding Brussels Airlines (the name has to be kept! .jcarousel-control-prev { Those passengers terminating within the US will anyway have to clear someplace in the USA. He’s from Flanders and has nothing to do with the Government of Brussels Capital Region where Sven Gatz is Finance Minister. The whole idea of “pre-clearance” expanding to other airports just shows how inefficient and worthless the CBP is that you need outstations. Agree with Ryan and D.A. The official was fine. Suddenly I found myself in the secure area and no I didn’t do anything strange. While LHR would’ve made sense, with so many EU institutions and possibly banking jobs heading to the mainland, it may make sense to make the EU capital the pre-clearance headquarters…not so much for connecting flights and major hub networks but political reasons. I think it is time we all collectively come to the understanding that air travel in the United States is fundamentally different than most of the rest of the world. float: left; Belgium's Foreign Minister Philippe Goffin said the accord would help boost trade and tourism between the two countries. Your email address will not be published. SEA Airports and Regione Lombardia announced the news back in 2016 or 2017 but nothing happened in these years https://www.ansa.it/lombardia/notizie/2016/11/04/usa-malpensa-tra-scali-per-preclearance_dbc09b86-c52d-48bd-ad8c-c16873b14f53.html. The same could be said about creating a sterile transit experience. If most of the visits are from everyday domestic travelers paying $300-500 per ticket where margins are already razor thin, why would the airlines create a lounge experience that matches what other airlines do internationally for high-paying international air fares. I hold a license as a health care provider and the training kicked in. } Video: Flight Attendant Slaps Passenger, Gets Punched, Brussels Airlines Cancels All Flights For A Month, Review: NEW Brussels Airlines A330 Business Class, Review: Brussels Airlines A320 Business Class, The Brussels Airlines & Eurowings Identity Crisis, https://www.ansa.it/lombardia/notizie/2016/11/04/usa-malpensa-tra-scali-per-preclearance_dbc09b86-c52d-48bd-ad8c-c16873b14f53.html, How Long Do Capital One Mileage Transfers Take? Per the Saudi Gazette, Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia will soon be getting US pre-clearance facilities. If a flight gets delayed, you are stuck in the backwaters of a foreign airport with limited lounge, shop, and food options. 30%? width: 10000em; “The US is one of the few countries in the world without a sterile international transit facility”. Pre-clearance makes sense for Canada-US market, since smaller airports without customs facilities can be served as a domestic flight.