This question is now trending in the 'hot questions' so it's getting lots of upvotes though it clearly shows no research effort:
- What happens when entering the U.S. on an international flight?. This question is asking what the process is, step-by-step, when you enter the U.S. on an international flight and transfer to a domestic flight.
Late last year, we had a the following poorly named and slightly less coherent question which is effectively asking the same thing, but about Japan:
- International flight. The OP is flying US -> Japan and then transfering to a domestic Japanese flight and would like to know what the step-by-step process is. This was closed as too broad.
Why is the question about the U.S. OK but the question about Japan not?
(To be fair, I did downvote the U.S. question for no research effort. I could also swear that this is a duplicate of a relatively recent question. It might be worth having a canonical U.S. international flight procedure question, but it's not likely to be a high-traffic dupe target, and the question/answer would need to be fleshed out further for edge cases like preclearance airports.)
But for the purpose of this question I just want to know why the U.S. question is not too broad like the Japan question.