US airports aren’t kid friendly: Why do families get priority abroad but not here at home?
A: If you’re coming to the United States for a vacation, you’ll get preferential treatment. There are many different types of preferential treatment, and you need to look at a few things about getting to the United States. First, you’re required to have a specific visa. The visa, what type of visa is it? If you have a student, that’s a nonimmigrant visa. If you have an academic or business visa, that’s a nonimmigrant visa. The visa is specific to you, but you don’t have to be a student or an academic or anything to get to the United States.
Q: At the airport, you’re going to a different terminal, right?
A: At the airport, there’s another terminal down the way that has all the international flights. It’s a big building. Sometimes, I’ll look at the passport control, and there’s one flight that’s taking off for an international flight, and they’re taking off in front of me. I look at the time stamp on my passport, and I think, “Damn, they’re flying 10 minutes ahead of me.”
Q: You don’t need to fly to the United States on that flight. It’s already at the gate?
A: No, it’s a later flight for me. I have to get to the gate before that flight does.
Q: What you’re saying is that even if you’ve had to wait 10 minutes, you have to follow the rules of the airport.
A: You have to follow airport rules. At the airport, there are different terminals. One terminal has international flights going to and from other countries, and one terminal at the airport has domestic flights going to and from the United States.
Q: What you’re saying is that you don’t have a priority number?
A: No, you