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Hi, I was just checking that my friend who actually has to go to Chicago for the training, wants to take a flight from his country to New York and connecting flight to Chicago.Will he get questioned about why he wanted to land in NYC as PoE and not Chicago directly?
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All passengers have to clear immigration and customs at their first point of entry in the US. When you land you’ll first clear immigration, then you’ll have to wait at the baggage belt, and then you’ll have to clear customs. Once you exit the immigration hall there’s almost always going to be a transit counter where you can re-check your bags.

For example, say you’re flying from Hong Kong to Chicago to New York. When you check your bag in Hong Kong, the bag will typically show as being tagged all the way to New York. Despite that, you will have to collect the bag in Chicago, and then have to check it again in Chicago after you clear immigration. The bag won’t need to be tagged again since the baggage tag already indicates your final destination.

However, do make sure that your bag is in fact tagged correctly, because in some cases your bag may only be tagged to the intermediate point. This is especially true if you’re traveling on separate tickets.

The process of checking the bag at the transit desk should be easy, and the agents there can typically also help you print boarding passes, etc.

Since your friend has a connecting flight to another destination he will have to clear security again. Some airports have a special security lane for transit passengers, while others make you go to the main security checkpoint at the terminal to clear again. Keep in mind that typical US policies will apply regarding liquids, carry-on allowances, etc.

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