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    Default Transiting St. Thomas

    Hello Everyone,

    I would like to fly to St. Thomas and turn around and come back (crazy I know) but I'm just looking for a little flying and a free lunch tomorrow, or free biscoffs, lol. But I'm wondering if anyone knows whether or not upon landing, if I will need to exit the sterile area and pass through Customs. I've already checked in both ways through the travelnet check in. If I could just stay in the gate area and wait to get on, that would be great. If not, that could be a deal breaker, there. Anyone been to STT or have some insight? I do appreciate it.

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    no clue, sorry--but let us know!
    did you try tripadvisor.com?
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    I do not recall going through customs in STT...
    It is a US territory after all.
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    I hope we don't have to deal with nonrevs like this on a packed tight flight and this guy has more seniority than me as I'm trying to go on a vacation and this guy wants to sight see from the air just to turn around and go home without even checking out the island.

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    @29palms- Well, that is what the non-rev game is all about. Sorry you feel that way, you have your reasons for travel and I have mine.

    Anyways, I actually completed this trip several times over the summer (and not once stayed more than a day). Passengers must exit the sterile area and re-check in at the ticket counter. Once that is finished, everyone will need to fill out a customs card received at the counter (1 per household of course) and pass through the customs inpsection. However, since it is a U.S. territory, only those U.S. citizens who have come from other islands will need to present a valid passport. All others may present thier state issued I.D./Drivers License. Once I was pulled aside because the Customs Officer thought my travels were suspicious. I tried to state my case & offered company I.D., but she wasn't very open to hearing what I had to say. I ended up missing the first flight back but didn't feel so bad when I found out I would have been seated in Y & the later flight I boarded I was seated in F. Had a very nice dinner Also, St. Thomas is one of only a handful of places outside of Brasil that I have found to sell cachaa.
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    I can buy aguardiente in Kentucky. I still have some cachaca from trip to Manaus. There is a large Brasilian population in ATL--can't you buy it there?
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    [QUOTE=CVG2LGA;65652]@29palms- Well, that is what the non-rev game is all about. Sorry you feel that way, you have your reasons for travel and I have mine.

    That aint a nonrev game. You're taking up seating for a free lunch. You never left the airport in St. Thomas? I can see why the customs officer pulled you over. But your right. To each his own.

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