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TBIT immigration operating hours

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TBIT immigration operating hours

Can someone please post a link showing what hours the incoming immigration counters operate at LAX's TBIT.


(Have looked on the airport website and cup website)

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San Diego
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for San Diego
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1. Re: TBIT immigration operating hours

I have never seen hours listed for immigration at airports. Folks at immigration work when there are incoming flights from foreign countries. What is your actual concern??

Hong Kong, China
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2. Re: TBIT immigration operating hours

You won't be stuck waiting for immgration to open.

Watford, United...
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3. Re: TBIT immigration operating hours

Unless you are Tom Hanks in The Terminal you will not be stranded at immigration no matter what time you arrive.

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4. Re: TBIT immigration operating hours


In almost all cases, Customs (and immigration) operating hours are harmonized to coincide with the airport and, if applicable, the hours the airport is "open" or can/will permit international arrivals/departures. Remember while most airports are 24/7 operations, some do have statutorily imposed curfews.

Therefore, if your flight lands at LAX - regardless of the hour, the CBP, or Customs and Border Protection, will be on hand to process you in line with law.

That being said, CBP does their own manpower allocation or staffing; airlines and the airport does coordinate and forward to the CBP what volume each carrier is expecting to carry that day - and the CBP uses this data to firmulate their manpower plan... but neither the airline nor airport can or does have any direct control over the staffing levels of the CBP.

Travel Safe,

Edited: 12:38 pm, July 07, 2014
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5. Re: TBIT immigration operating hours

Thanks for replies.

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6. Re: TBIT immigration operating hours

When I last left for the US (Melb - LAX on QF93) the flight was delayed by 90 minutes.

Soon after take off the pilot aplogised for the delay and explained that due to strong tail winds our scheduled arrival would be before immigration would open and rather than waiting on the tarmac at LAX he figured it would be better to delay the departure from Melb where passengers had access to the terminal facilities.

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