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Related to this question, apparently someone who is on a USA no-fly list will not be allowed on international flights between other countries, if they have a chance of overflying or diverting to the US. And it's understandable that airlines would check this as part of the immigration prescreening, since they have to do that anyway.

So several people suggested he fly from Europe to Canadian airports nowhere near the US, such as Gander, Halifax or St. John's. That's great, but if you flew internationally into St. John's, the only sane way to travel onward is flight.

They don't do immigration prescreening on domestic flights. So would he still get flagged/blocked if he attempted a St. John's-Toronto or Halifax-Vancouver domestic flight?

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    The Toronto - Vancouver train takes four days. – chx Mar 5 at 17:01
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    In theory domestic Mexican flights could also be affected. – JonathanReez Mar 5 at 17:04
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    @DJClayworth The train from Halifax to Montreal takes about 24hrs. This is comparable to the driving distance but of course without the need to operate a motor vehicle the whole time :) – Harper Mar 5 at 20:15
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    Note that a lot of Canadian domestic flights routinely overfly the U.S., most notably flights to/from Victoria, BC and flights into or out of the southern Ontario airports (Windsor, London, Hamilton, Toronto Pearson, Toronto Billy Bishop). My flights from Regina to Toronto have flown as far south as over Green Bay, Wisconsin. – Jim MacKenzie Mar 7 at 14:57
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    @chx And is something like C$3,000 – Azor Ahai Mar 7 at 21:39

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