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Spirit Airlines personnel unloads plane full of international passengers through domestic terminal bypassing immigration/customs

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Early Monday, a Spirit Airlines flight from either Colombia, Costa Rica, or the Dominican Republic landed at Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and its passengers were sent through the domestic terminal, bypassing immigration and customs.

In other words, 150 people were let free into the US without a question. I wonder how many on that flight would have been turned back but got a free entry? Good luck finding them.

I know of a guy who was on the flight. He realized what happened but airline/airport/gate personnel just told them to keep going so he did. A few hours later, 2 Dept of Homeland Security agents were knocking on his door at home and even at his job. He wasn't at home or work, but he heard from his condo manager and his human resources at work that they will be looking into it. He was asked to report to the local DHS office nera FLL and got his passport stamped and submitted a customs form.

Surprisingly, they are doing a good job of covering it up because I could not find any articles or news stories about this incident.

Way to go Spirit (aka Spit Airlines).

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Early Monday, a Spirit Airlines flight from either Colombia, Costa Rica, or the Dominican Republic landed at Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and its passengers were sent through the domestic terminal, bypassing immigration and customs.

In other words, 150 people were let free into the US without a question. I wonder how many on that flight would have been turned back but got a free entry? Good luck finding them.

I know of a guy who was on the flight. He realized what happened but airline/airport/gate personnel just told them to keep going so he did. A few hours later, 2 Dept of Homeland Security agents were knocking on his door at home and even at his job. He wasn't at home or work, but he heard from his condo manager and his human resources at work that they will be looking into it. He was asked to report to the local DHS office nera FLL and got his passport stamped and submitted a customs form.

Surprisingly, they are doing a good job of covering it up because I could not find any articles or news stories about this incident.

Way to go Spirit (aka Spit Airlines).

I don’t think the airline is completely responsible for this fiasco, if true.

There could have been mis-communication between pilot and air traffic controller, pilot would pull into the gate, some of the gates could be used for both national and international passengers.

So there could have be mistake on airport part as well…

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