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Old Jul 29, 19, 1:07 am
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
For some reason the US doesn't have airside transit, unlike the rest of the world
Most countries have one or two major international airports. Some countries with a lot of air traffic have four or five. The US has well over 20 airports with scheduled international service -- in fact, it's close to 50, although many of them (e.g., ONT) don't exactly have a ton of connecting traffic.

I-I transfers are too small a part of the US traffic profile for airports to want to invest in ways to make them work (e.g., international-only terminals).
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