I am very disappointed in the officialdom nonsense that you all are going or have
i am an American Citizen, born and raised, American Vet, volunteered and served in a foreign war, but this chaotic non organized B.S. from U.S. Customs
goes along with the moronic bombast and no clue chaotic nonsense of the daily zoo that tumbles down from D.C,
If it were us, as other than U.S. Citizens and having a foreign registered vessel,
We would pass totally on the Good Ol USA, Land of the free, and sail to
the Bahamas, and keep on going to the BVI
, and the rest of the Caribbean
Our last re entry into my own country.
When we returned to the U.S.A after a great vacation
in Costa Rica
....great people , who were educated, and friendly, and happy, and helpful....zero problems with entry , or exit .
We land at LAX via Alaska
Airlines, sat dead shut down and entombed in the airliner
sitting on the ramp
. They would not let us go into the terminal to clear in. Finally an hour later a bus arrives and we go down air stairs and wind
up in customs
. This is about an hour after landing.
We had a meet and greet by exucar to meet us at LAX, at our scheduled 11:00 pm arrival time and drive us the the 60 plus miles to Dana Point
Now they have a couple of bus loads of us, and drop us off at C and I.
It is now after midnight .
We have carry on's only, and there is a batallion of dudes in red or gold jackets shouting at us as to which line to get into and pointing. Problem being none of this bunch could speak understandable yankee. Total confusion.
The line we have been rousted into is not moving. Instead of having a line or three for U.S. Citizens, our line has someone who has a problem, We are not moving.
!2;30 AM. B.S, with this, we have been waiting another 30 minutes in a line that is on frozen hold.
Another couple and Erica and I, duck under the tape and walk to another very short line. Some tall skinny jacket wearing no load foreign dude is yelling at me to use the kiosk,
WE ALREADY DID THAT ! "We are going to use this line, we are next ! ". As we walk toward the Customs officer , this jerk off, who was in charge is yelling, CLOSE THIS LINE DOWN ! Childish wimp cry baby.
We get to the Customs officer, explained what happened, and he has us cleared in , in very short order.
Now we are nearing 1.5 hours or more behind the time that we had made reservations with Execu Car. Erica bet me, that since it is about midnight plus 30 or 40, that our driver would not be there.
We have no transportation from Los Angeles Airport
to South Orange County, Dana Point
. How are we going to get to our home after the
long day of flying and having a major hassel entering my own country.
Lordy , we were saved, As we walked thru toward the baggage area, I spotted a well dressed gentleman with a sign with our names on it. Amen bothers and sisters, life is worth living again.
I even hugged the guy, and shook his hand. He took our rollers and we were
off to our waiting transportation. He got a Bloody good tip upon our arrival at home.
from that debacle, I never what to enter thru Los Angeles again. And I sure would not want to put up with the CBP stupidity that the Canuks and others have been thru.
To top it all off, as a couple hundred of us, waited in these non moving, lines.
the 20 alien directors were no longer busy, They were standing back and
laughing and clowning around.
Earth to those on high, maybe you can spend some of that 5 billion for a
wall that does not work
, to organize the U.S Customs and Immigration dept, and hire personnel who have a brain, are respectful , professional , helpful and a possess a boat load of common sense. Yep, and born and raised here in the U.S.A., and can speak english
I am still P.O'd
So my Canadian Friends, perhaps a better idea is heading to Caribbean ports
of call, and being welcomed. Beats the coon dog whumpas out of dealing with U.S Officials that do not have a clue.
Although, our LAX Customs agent was understanding, friendly and efficient. and we were cleared in very quickly. No problem with the Customs official. .
But, there was zero efficiency or thinking involved with our hour long wait on the ramp
, a crammed bus, and then having lines mixed with U.S. Citizens, and others with fake green cards or foreign passports and dead stopped lines.
I know that our situation was not anywhere as incompetent as to what the
Canadians are going thru, but, it is extremely aggravating and unacceptable.