Delta Passengers Disembark International Flight at JFK, Skip Passport Control

By Paul Riegler on 25 February 2014
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Delta aircraft at JFK's Terminal 4

Delta aircraft at JFK’s Terminal 4

Passengers on a New York-bound Delta Air Lines flight on Monday ended up bypassing U.S. border controls upon arrival.

Delta Flight 3 from London’s Heathrow Airport arrived at gate B33 Monday night at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4.  Delta employees apparently failed to send disembarking passengers down the right set of doors to reach U.S. Customs and Border Protection passport control agents, and passengers left the gate area as if they had been on a domestic flight.

News reports indicate that many were waiting at a domestic baggage carousel and, after airport workers realized the mistake, were redirected through the appropriate channels.  However, anyone with carryon baggage could have simply left the terminal.

Delta Air Lines, which operates the terminal, could not immediately be reached for comment.

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