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Mileage run to Chicago/ Washington within week, trouble ?

Oslo, Norway
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Mileage run to Chicago/ Washington within week, trouble ?

Hi,

I booked 2 tickets on last weekend when SAS was on sales.

27 -30 March : Stockholm -- Chicago -- Stockholm

2 - 6 April : Stockholm - Washington.-- Stockholm

Question is, will I run into trouble when entry to the States twice within a week ? will the immigration officer deny me entry ?

This is my first mileage run to the States :)

Liverpool, UK
posts: 12,803
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1. Re: Mileage run to Chicago/ Washington within week, trouble ?

Assuming you have a valid ESTA then you wont get into trouble but 2 visits in the less than 2 weeks might attract the interest of the Immigration service but just answer honestly.

An ESTA is only a travel authorisation and decisions on admittance are down to the Customs and Border Protection officer at a port of entry but I wouldn't expect any problems.

Oslo, Norway
posts: 102
reviews: 26
2. Re: Mileage run to Chicago/ Washington within week, trouble ?

Thanks Tom!!

Seattle, Washington
Destination Expert
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3. Re: Mileage run to Chicago/ Washington within week, trouble ?

You'd be surprised how many border officials know what "mileage run" means.

Phoenix, AZ
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reviews: 187
4. Re: Mileage run to Chicago/ Washington within week, trouble ?

As others have stated, this should not be an issue.

Though going in the opposite direction - USA to UK, we did three similar trips in little more time, and no one batted an eye. In our case, the first two were business, and the third was for a holiday, as wife is always in meetings, when we're in the UK, and I wanted to treat her to a trip that was just for fun.

I have friends, who are flying into and out of various Asian airports, often twice in a week, and four times in a month. That is how business operates nowadays - even without MR's.

Fly safely,

Hunt

5. Re: Mileage run to Chicago/ Washington within week, trouble ?

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