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Old Oct 4, 01, 7:52 pm
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They don't preclear because HNL was not mainland USA. And I doubt we'll see it now because of the mixed carriage of US-bound and Australian-bound passengers on these flights. For example, what happens if AC is carrying passengers who require the type of entry visa into the US that must be acquired in advance? But these passenges are going through to Australia? They would need to get this visa from the US consulate/embassy, otherwise could not pre-clear. Under the new system, at least they could be held in "quaranteen" and be reboarded under escort.
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