I am planning a trip to join my long-lost, recently found again American friend, in May, she lives in NJ.
The current plan is to fly out, spend a couple of days in NJ, then have a side-trip together, to "somewhere" in the Carribean.
After that, we will return to NJ for a few more days, then I will return to the UK.
I have already researched a bit, found the correct website to organise an ESTA, and looked at some relevent threads on TA.
I have read most of thr FAQs on - https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/esta.html - and know it should be valid for the trip including the side jaunt (as long as it is approved).
However the website stipulates one must travel using approved carriers, and that if using a "non-signatory carrier" then pax need to have a Visa.
I am a bit concerned that some of the small airlines that go to the Islands, may not belong to the scheme, but I cannot find a list anywhere of those who are OK and those who are not.
Any help with this missing link to my research or just any general advice, would be much appreciated.
It is quite some time since I have travelled to "The States"! Pre 9/11 in fact, (when just filled in form for immigration on plane) and I have not tried a side trip before, either. I'd like to get things organised properly so all goes smoothly.
Many thanks in anticipation of whatever advice you can proffer