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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 10:25
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Originally Posted by RAT 5 View Post
The inside of Delta Airlines cabin is US territory, is it not. Therefore the apple was given to the pax on US territory. They disembarked onto US territory, so where is the import?
No, not quite - Certain US laws apply on board US carriers of course (given the state of registration), but certainly nothing from a customs perspective. Otherwise you'd have to do your customs and border formalities before you boarded, would you not? Saying that an aircraft is "territory" of the state of registration is somewhat of an over simplification.
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