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Nine Tips That Will Alleviate the Stress of Clearing Customs (Part 1)

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A more popular definition of stress is: being put in a position of high expectation and low control. Based on this definition, most international operators are likely to agree that clearing customs is about as stressful as it gets. When customs is the only thing standing between the passenger and the business or leisure that awaits them outside the airport, the pressure is on. Yet, if there’s improper paperwork, technical glitches, a customs agent in a bad mood or any other problem appears, all eyes turn to the flight crew. But clearing customs doesn’t have to be stressful.

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Four Questions to Help Make Researching Regulations Less Painful

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You’d be hard-pressed to find an industry with more regulations than aviation. And, it’s your job to stay on top of them. Which is why, when you’ve got a trip scheduled to a foreign land, you may opt for the path of least resistance when it comes to double-checking operating requirements, updating yourself on aviation regulations and scrutinizing the latest customs procedures. Here are four tips to help make your research more fruitful and less time consuming. 

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Importation: A Global Issue Decided By Local Officials

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Despite efforts to make the rules clear, oftentimes the decision about whether an aircraft is subject to importation is a judgment call. Like many sporting events, trying to predict the importation status could depend heavily on the official standing on the field when you land. Here are a few tips on how to prepare for importation, regardless of who or what you may face.

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Consider a Partner for Your Next International Trip

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Despite a knowledge base that manages complexity, access to all the right tools, and the ability to minimize risk, many don’t think to call a professional dispatcher and/or international trip planner when flying abroad. If you’re new to global travel, or only take the occasional international trip, here are a few reasons to consider help from an international trip planner and dispatcher on the next flight out of your comfort zone.

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