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I'll soon be flying from Paris, CDG to New York, with a connecting flight to Boston. Does anyone know if I will need to claim and then recheck my baggage in New York before my flight to Boston? The flight is with American Airlines. Thanks!

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marked as duplicate by Karlson, Dirty-flow, Gagravarr, Mark Mayo, Vince Mar 10 '14 at 7:51

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As far as I know, when entering the US by air, you always pass through customs at your first US stop, at which point you have to claim and recheck your luggage.

The only exceptions is if your origin or another stopover is at a "preclearance" airport outside the US, in which case you clear US customs there. Most of these are in Canada and CDG is not one.

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Available preclearance location – Karlson Mar 10 '14 at 1:50

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