Within airports are varying legal jurisdictions. If you're at the ticket counter, you're checking in to the flight which means you've already entered the country and are now leaving the country. You've moved well out of the transit area of the arrival section and moved out of customs and past immigration.
An arrival and transit area are different because you have not moved through customs and immigration and thereby entered the clear legal jurisdiction of the country owning the airport. A transit area is an international grey zone as a passenger has come off an international flight but has not gone through the requirements to have entered another country.
Arrival and transit areas ARE NOT the same as a ticket counter in this context. Nasseri wasn't allowed in the ticket area because he couldn't pass through customs as his transit documents were not valid at the time. If they were all the same, he could have gone where he pleased in the DeGaull International terminal..
That does not mean the entire terminal functions the same way.An "international terminal" is a sovereign country's official port of entry.
So? You're making the bad argument that the entire terminal functions the same way legally. Which they do not. Why do you think that Snowden was hiding out only in the transit section of the arrival part of the Moscow international terminal? Because he had no legal right to move anywhere else. If the entire international terminal was treated the same, Snowden could have moved around as he pleased.El Al is located at the LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal. It's one building that serves most international flights. It's where customs, immigration, agriculture, foreign exchange, and TSA feel your junk are located.
It's known as the "Gate Way to the Capital of the Third World." aka Los Angeles.
This is completely irrelevant. The arrival photo is of the Moscow airport. The other, I have no idea. I just did a Google Image search.Now the photos you posted don't look like LAX. The floors are shiny, no graffiti, no trash or Harikrishna people wearing orange dresses are visible. Defiantly so not L.A
It's pretty pathetic when you have to change definitions to avoid admitting that a Muslim who targeted Jews is not a terror attack in America.Re: 2002 attack at the El Al ticket counter located with in the LAX international terminal, there was some controversy if it was a terrorist attack or not. The State Department, Defense Department, Dept. of Justice all have different definitions for a terrorist attack. Local law enforcement called it a hate crime. Only the FBI under the DOJ called it a terrorist attack even though there were found no connections between Hesham Mohamed Hadayet and any known terrorist organizations. But the FBI said the motive was political so it meets the DOJ definition of being a terrorist attack. But what if Hesham Mohamed Hadayet just didn't like Jews or Israel ? Then it's just a hate crime.