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Old March 17th, 2019, 03:43 AM
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Originally Posted by SpaceBadger View Post
BUT... much as we may analogize them to airports or seaports, really starports are neither. Customs processing in airports is located where it is to serve a purpose. Likewise, customs processing at starport will be located to serve its purpose, which is to control access across the extrality line between the starport (Imperial jurisdiction) and outside (local jurisdiction). Location shown does not serve that purpose, and increases unnecessary handling of persons going only from one part of the starport to another, and not going Outside.

Why would the starport want to process crewmembers from a parked starship every time they want to go eat at one of the starport restaurants? And then again when they return to their Ship? Excessive processing leads to just waving people through, which leads to sloppy processing in general.

(BTW, location shown on diagram isn't really comparable to customs processing at airports, which for persons tends to be somewhat out of the way so that they can only herd people through that are departing or arriving on a specific international flight. What this diagram shows, apparently covering everyone going to/from the landing fields and berths, is more like TSA security post-9/11, which processes everyone wanting to go to the gate areas, but doesn't check passports or visas.)

Please think about the purpose/function of starport customs and reconsider placement.
Okay, first off two things: kidney stones and blood, they've been keeping me occupied so sorry about the late responses not been up to snuff this week.

Now as to the placement of Customs and Passport Control, I did think about where to place it and in the end the vibe I was going for is medium sized city airport so yeah, no one past the gates without clearing C&P. It is also why there are shops in the concourses and storage next to them as well. The idea is that the main Terminal is open to the world's people to visit without the security hassle of trying to board a starship.

It was done to discourage Travellers from wandering back and forth between the world and their vessel. It is designed to keep them on one side of the line or another. Either stay inside the XT line or visit the world but none of this wandering back and forth between the two. Your starship isn't a hotel, those are across the way.

So, yeah in my head it makes perfect sense. It lets the locals visit the port and use the shops and restaurants and cuts the need for more paperwork for the locals as well.

Or at least that was the thinking...
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