Separate flight tickets and segments vs ESTA/CBP?

Old Aug 29, 19, 4:33 am
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Separate flight tickets and segments vs ESTA/CBP?

Hi all,

We are travelling on the following schedule in September.
Ticket 1: BUD-LGW
Ticket 2: (next day) LGW-SFO
Ticket 3: (few days later): SFO-LAS domestic
Ticket 4: (few days later) LAS-YYC-LGW
Ticket 5: (next day) - LGW-BUD

All of these are separate bookings with different airlines. We have hotels booked for all parts and clearly we can prove that we'll be returning home. However, based on your experience, should we be prepared for any serious checks because of the above and if so, what should I have handy? (ticket confirmations, hotel, anything else?)

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Old Aug 29, 19, 6:54 pm
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Might be handy to have evidence (on phone or paper) that you have a flight booked out of the US within the time-frame of your W1 if asked. But this is completely normal otherwise.

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Old Aug 29, 19, 7:05 pm
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Have a copy of the e-ticket receipt (not itinerary, booking or whatever) printed for each of your e-tickets. The same for hotel confirmations.

Do not offer them, but have them available if asked. Do not rely on asking CBP or any other border control or check-in agent being willing to squint at a small screen.

Not generally something you will be asked and there is nothing odd about all of this. It is simply a question of having the documents with you in a ready form if required.

These are also documents you should carry as part of your travel file as well.
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