Recently asked a question about use of POC when travelling
and passing through TSA security within airports in the United States. Many
users who travel extensively with a POC in U.S. responded and the information was
so valuable. FAA certifying POCs for air travel was big step forward.
Would be very interested in learning more about what to
expect when travelling internationally -- to and from cities in countries
outside of the U.S. I am planning a trip to South America on American Airlines.
The international city is at very high altitude so will use POC for flight and
also when visiting the international city. Will use American Airlines direct
flight -- no code share, will be direct flight from Miami. Upon arrival at
airport in the international city, don’t see any problem on arrival. However, some
international airports require you to go through a security scanner on exit
from airport as part of immigration (seems strange but true). Has anyone had
that experience with a POC on exiting airport?
More importantly upon departure from an airport in an
international city to fly back to the U.S, what should be expected in terms of
passing through that international city’s security area? Do most major international
cities recognize FAA certified POCs? What has been the experience of others who
do a lot of international travel when departing an airport at an international
city and passing through the security area at that airport? For purpose of this
question, assume travel is on a U.S. Airline that has direct flights to/from
that international city.
All this is new to me. Any feedback on this topic will be
greatly appreciated. Thank you.