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International travel,clearing customs and baggage transfer

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International travel,clearing customs and baggage transfer

I am traveling from Helsinki to New York then to Chicago then to Baltimore and am not sure about rechecking bags and when you clear customs? Do you pick up your baggage first then go to customs or do you go to customs first then pick up your bags and recheck them then head to gate for next flight? How long does this normally take to complete?

Thanks for help.

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1. Re: International travel,clearing customs and baggage transfer

You'll go to immigration in NY first then you'll pick up your bags and clear customs there. After which you'll check them in to your domestic flights. From NY your bags are likely to go to Baltimore without rechecking them in Chicago.

Edited: 5:00 am, May 04, 2014
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