Sunday, February 10, 2008

Montego Bay, Jamaica: Arriving in Houston, TX (IAH)

10FEB08 Houston-Intercontinental, Houston TX (IAH)

We landed and made our way to the gate at Terminal E after a short taxi. I got my stuff together and joined my travel companion who had already exited the plane.

We chatted as we headed for the Immigration hall. I had envisioned a long line based on our arrival time and sure enough there was one. The Continental flights from Paris and London as well as Amsterdam had arrived and so have other flights from Mexico and Central America.

We walked through the long line and ended up going on another side of the room as there were additional officers there.

We both saw an officer about the same time and I was cleared without any issues. He however was selected for secondary screening. I accompanied him into the secure room as we were escorted by an airport worker. This guy was strange, it was as if he did not want to work.

Anyways, we entered the room and sat down. I commented on how serious everyone looked even the Officers. The seats were very good and although made of hard plastic it pushed forward when you leaned back. Did that mean we would be there for a while?

I looked around and there was about ten or so people in the room. One guy went up to the desk and said something about being later for a flight. I don't think that was a good thing as he was told to sit until called.

It got better when a nun showed up; I wondered what she was in for...? After twenty minutes, it was all over and we left and headed for the baggage room. We both showed our Customs forms and departed for a waiting parking shuttle.

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