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But i've flown there, the code is ever so appropriate..
 
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[BLOCKQUOTE][BR]----------------[BR]On 11/14/2002 10:18:08 PM oldiesfan wrote: [BR][BR]You think Fresno is next in line at the FAA? As long as they're FAT, they'll never get Southwest to come to town![BR]----------------[/BLOCKQUOTE][BR][BR]Fresno went to the FAA several years ago to change from FAT. When the city renamed the airport from Fresno Air Terminal to Fresno Yosemite International to represent more of the service area, a request was sent to the FAA to change the code to FYI. The city was told that simply renaming the airport was not enough of a reason to require that all references to FAT (computers, maps, etc.) be changed.[BR][BR]And yes Fresno does qualify to be called International even though there are currently no international passenger flights. It is designated as a Port of Entry by the US government, customs inspections are available, and authority has been granted in the past for scheduled Mexico fllights.
 

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On 11/15/2002 12:41:40 PM Management Guru wrote:

And yes Fresno does qualify to be called International even though there are currently no international passenger flights. It is designated as a Port of Entry by the US government, customs inspections are available, and authority has been granted in the past for scheduled Mexico fllights.
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Do you mean landing rights airport? There are a lot of international airports but most are of the landing rights variety, while a much smaller number are designated as a port-of-entry.

For example, one would think of LAX as a POE. Nope, only a landing rights airport. SAN however, is a POE.

At a POE you only need to provide minimal advance notice--even at 0300 on Sunday--and they have be there to clear you. At a landing rights you're sometimes at the mercy of the government's 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays mentality.
 
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[BLOCKQUOTE][BR]----------------[BR]On 11/15/2002 1:33:31 PM oldiesfan wrote:[BR]Do you mean landing rights airport? There are a lot of international airports but most are of the landing rights variety, while a much smaller number are designated as a port-of-entry.[BR][BR]For example, one would think of LAX as a POE. Nope, only a landing rights airport. SAN however, is a POE.[BR][BR]At a POE you only need to provide minimal advance notice--even at 0300 on Sunday--and they have be there to clear you. At a landing rights you're sometimes at the mercy of the government's 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays mentality.
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[P]Here's a link to the US Customs list of Ports of Entry in California. Fresno is here. [BR][A href=http://www.customs.gov/location/ports/ca/ports.htm]http://www.customs.gov/location/ports/ca/ports.htm[/A][BR]They typically refer to an airport as Landing Rights (or also a Port of Entry) or a User Fee Airport.[BR][BR]The FAA has several categories of airports that can receive international flights. There are Designated Airports, International Airports, Landing Rights Airports, and User Fee airports. You are right, San Diego falls into the International Category (not Port of Entry) and is open 24 hours while LAX, SFO, and Fresno fall into the Landing Rights Category. Here's the California list for private pilots from the FAA. Of course, a scheduled commercial flight would not need to call ahead.[BR][A href=http://www1.faa.gov/ats/aat/ifim/gpfapd1ca.htm]http://www1.faa.gov/ats/aat/ifim/gpfapd1ca.htm[/A][BR] [BR][/P]
 

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