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post Dec 28 2008, 04:17 PM
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Flying into Vegas from the UK, and have a 20+ hour lay over. My g/f and I would like to leave the Las Vegas airport to get a hotel and do some shopping for the night. My question is, since we are "in transit" are we allowed to leave the airport and head into Vegas before our flight home to Canada?

I've tried to call and email our Orbitz travel agent but no luck. I hope to get some good input from the travelers on here.

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post Dec 30 2008, 12:03 AM
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QUOTE(jeremystravels @ Dec 29 2008, 01:47 PM) *

I don't know how they could physically restrict you once you pass through passport control (but I can imagine there are some forms you need to fill out, not sure if any are additional or not in terms of the fact that you are already there.

Well Jeremy, an immigration inspector can certainly detain you on passing through immigration at any international airport in the United States. If you don't have the right papers, you just won't get through passport control at all. If your connection is in twenty hours, then you will wait in the transit lounge for twenty hours. Food and bev is on your dime.

Be sure to check with your airline before you attempt this.

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around_d_world   In Transit Rules in Las Vegas   Dec 28 2008, 04:17 PM
bloomer   Shouldn't be a problem--obviously you will hav...   Dec 28 2008, 05:16 PM
wakingdream   I have never had a problem leaving any airport and...   Dec 28 2008, 05:38 PM
mmbcross   Keep in mind that a British citizen (and most Euro...   Dec 29 2008, 11:12 AM
jeremystravels   I don't know a lot about the immigration polic...   Dec 29 2008, 01:47 PM
jeremystravels   Well Jeremy, an immigration inspector can certai...   Dec 30 2008, 12:44 PM
wakingdream   [quote name='jeremystravels' post='84269' date='D...   Dec 30 2008, 07:35 PM
darrenstravels   Just treat it as a very short holiday to Vegas - y...   Dec 31 2008, 07:40 AM
starlagurl   Flying into Vegas from the UK, and have a 20+ hou...   Jan 6 2009, 11:53 AM
balpo   What about Mexican citizens? Is it the same or do ...   Jun 30 2009, 03:11 AM
starlagurl   What about Mexican citizens? Is it the same or do...   Jun 30 2009, 08:56 AM
balpo   What about Mexican citizens? Is it the same or d...   Jun 30 2009, 10:40 AM
balpo   Flying into Vegas from the UK, and have a 20+ hou...   Jun 30 2009, 03:14 AM
rbisset   You need to pass through immigration on your first...   Jun 30 2009, 04:27 AM
starlagurl   If you have a visa to enter the US, of course you ...   Jun 30 2009, 10:48 AM
inopayneina   Hi everyone, I am Sue , I am new here at www.trave...   Jan 11 2011, 03:08 PM

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