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Re: Awesome Singapore Souvenirs

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Sep 2016 3:55 pm

The customs folks at O'hara tend to disagree with you. But I'll let you argue with them as I barely have enough time to make my connecting flight to BWI when I land there. I did manage to get them through but only because of why I was there and what they were for. But I was told in no uncertain terms that this was a one off. But this is normal at all US airports, nobody knows a damn thing and they just do whatever they bloody well feel like and we the passengers have absolutely no say in the matter. Now maybe in an Airport like San Fran, where there is a huge Chinatown, it might be a different story.

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Re: Awesome Singapore Souvenirs

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:39 am

EF, we have a very large Asian community in Houston... second only to the west coast... I'll get over to one of the supermarkets one of these days. Thanks for thinking of me.

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Re: Awesome Singapore Souvenirs

Postby maneo » Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:18 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:The customs folks at O'hara tend to disagree with you. But I'll let you argue with them as I barely have enough time to make my connecting flight to BWI when I land there. I did manage to get them through but only because of why I was there and what they were for. But I was told in no uncertain terms that this was a one off. But this is normal at all US airports, nobody knows a damn thing and they just do whatever they bloody well feel like and we the passengers have absolutely no say in the matter. Now maybe in an Airport like San Fran, where there is a huge Chinatown, it might be a different story.

Have only tried to bring mooncakes in through SFO and LAX.
They definitely know what mooncakes are and what questions to ask
(and which Chinese ladies are bringing in all the stuff they're not supposed to).

The few times I've gone through O'Hare (ORD) was to visit people that for some reason never seem to be craving Asian foodstuffs. :P

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Postby Barnsley » Thu, 22 Sep 2016 2:22 pm

maneo wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:The customs folks at O'hara tend to disagree with you. But I'll let you argue with them as I barely have enough time to make my connecting flight to BWI when I land there. I did manage to get them through but only because of why I was there and what they were for. But I was told in no uncertain terms that this was a one off. But this is normal at all US airports, nobody knows a damn thing and they just do whatever they bloody well feel like and we the passengers have absolutely no say in the matter. Now maybe in an Airport like San Fran, where there is a huge Chinatown, it might be a different story.

Have only tried to bring mooncakes in through SFO and LAX.
They definitely know what mooncakes are and what questions to ask
(and which Chinese ladies are bringing in all the stuff they're not supposed to).

The few times I've gone through O'Hare (ORD) was to visit people that for some reason never seem to be craving Asian foodstuffs. :P


I just check all that stuff in ... Job done , no hassles.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 22 Sep 2016 3:27 pm

I'm talking about after you collect your baggage. They usually open it up if they see something different/strange on the scanners. Checking it in at Changi is not a problem. It's getting it through the baggage inspection by TSA that's the problem.

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Postby Barnsley » Thu, 22 Sep 2016 3:32 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I'm talking about after you collect your baggage. They usually open it up if they see something different/strange on the scanners. Checking it in at Changi is not a problem. It's getting it through the baggage inspection by TSA that's the problem.


Maybe the Europeans dont care as I have taken all kinds of stuff back to UK n Germany in my checked in bags , also mooncakes in the carry on ... never had any bother at all ...

liberals eh! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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