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  • 45 minutes layover in Montreal
    Nov 25, 2016
    Hi, I'm travelling from Vancouver to London through Montreal. I have 45 minutes in Montreal to catch my flight to London. Is this enough time? How long of a walk would it be? I do not have any checked luggage and both flights are Air Canada. Thanks!


    It is a pretty short walk. It is enough time if your flight from Vancouver is on-time.


    Hi ZAP You seem very experienced so could you please respond to my post I made about YUL Connections. I'm not trying to make this sound rude but I'm desperate for and answer


  • Customs in Montreal
    Nov 16, 2016
    Flying YVR to Montreal then to New York. Only 1 hour for the connection. Will be checking bags in Vancouver. 1. Do we go through customs clearance in Montreal? Last stop before entering USA correct unless they don't have customs pre-clearance? Which Cdn airports have pre-clearance? 2. Do we need to pickup our bags anywhere before we arrive in USA? I remember a long time ago I had to pickup bags and then drop them again but can't remember where/when. Thank You


    Yes, you will go through preclearance in Montreal. Yes, I believe you will have to pick up your bags at preclearance but check with them. The Canadian airports with preclearance are Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver.


  • Customs
    Oct 14, 2016
    Hi there I'm traveling to Las Vegas from St. John's and have a layover in Montreal. I only have 59 minutes in Montreal...is this feasible considering I have to go through customs?


    It's possible but it leaves no time to spare.


  • Customs where?
    Oct 3, 2016
    I am traveling from Montreal to Boston with a layover in Toronto. Do I just go through customs in Montreal? Or do I need to go through customs again in Toronto?


    you will go through Security in Montreal and go through US Immigration and Customs preclearance in Toronto. There is no Canadian customs when leaving Canada.


  • from arrival to departure
    Sep 26, 2016
    My teenage daughter will be traveling from Germany to Los Angeles, with lay over in Montreal. She arrives at 12:10 and departs at 2:30, both on Air Canada. Will her bag be checked through and will she need to change terminals?


    Yes, that is enough time. When she arrives in Montreal she will proceed directly to US Immigration and Customs Preclearance where her bags will be waiting for her. Montreal only has one terminal.


  • Arriving from the US connecting to Halifax
    Sep 20, 2016
    I arrive on Delta airlines from Atlanta at 3 PM Saturday and need to connect to a AC domestic flight to Halifax. Tickets are not on the same itinerary. I will have checked baggage. I am assuming Delta will not check them through to Halifax. If I check in to my AC flight and indicate the number of checked bags I will have, will they retag and accept them at the connection desk ? Or will I need to leave the area and go to regular check in outside of security ? I have 2.25 hours to do so. Should I be okay ? Thx


    You will have to go through Canadian immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, then re-check your bags with Air Canada at the AC check-in desk and then go through security. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Layover
    Sep 18, 2016
    I am considering an itinerary with a Lufthansa flight departing Munich at 2:45 pm on a Saturday to Montreal arriving at 6:30 pm with a connecting AC flight to Edmonton at 7:45 pm, which gives me 1 he and 15 min to retrieve bag, get thru Customs and off load bag and get to my gate. Is this feasible?


    No, I don't think that's enough time. Maybe if everything is on the same reservation is might just be possible if everything goes perfectly.


  • enough time to connect?
    Sep 7, 2016
    I will be arriving at YUL at 1700 via WOW AIR from Reykjavik and need to connect to another airline heading to the US...the latest flights that I can see currently leaving for the US are around 2020 and some depart at 1900ish....Is it reasonable to be able to land, deplane, clear Canadian Customs, collect bags (go through security again??? to make it on a 1900 or 2000 timed flight to the US?...thanks a million


    2020 would be doable. 1900 would be difficult.


  • Connecting flight worries re time
    Aug 8, 2016
    Hi all, I'm leaving Logan Airport Boston to fly to Frankfurt Germany and have a short layover in Montreal. I only have 42 minutes to catch my connecting flight. Will I have to go through Canadian customs, then collect my bags, then reboard my plane to Frankfurt? I fear I wont have enough time. Please advise how this usually works> Thanks.


    You just have to go through passport control. You should have enough time if your flight from Boston is on-time and everything is on the same reservation.


  • Time needed to clear customs and checked baggage and all.
    Aug 5, 2016
    I will be travelling from India to halifax while Montreal will be the first point of entry and will be going through customs. It is 90 mins layover. Is it enough and can you please tell the customs procedure. Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will go through Canadian immigration, claim your bags, go through Canadian customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate.


  • LAX to YUL to FCO (Rome) w/ Luggage
    Aug 4, 2016
    Hi Everyone. I'm slightly panicking as my fiancée and I are flying from Los Angeles to Italy via Montreal on Air Canada. We arrive in Montreal at 20:07 and our connecting flight leaves at 20:50; they only built in a 43-minute layover. Will we have to collect bags in Montreal and recheck to Rome or do they tag straight through? We also have Global Entry if that helps us along the process any quicker. Thank you all for your insight!


    You won't have to collect your bags in Montreal. You will just have to go through Canadian passport control and to your departure gate. You have enough time if everything goes smoothly. It's certainly a difficult connection but not impossible. Global Entry doesn't do anything for you outside the US.


    Much obliged. Thank you ZAP!


  • 20 minutes of connection flight from YUL to FCO
    Jul 3, 2016
    Coming from US to YUL with only a 20 minutes to walk from arrival to departure and security if needed to board the flight to FCO will it be enough time? No luggage to check in just a small pouch with personal items wiht me.Thanks!


  • connection times for domestic to international
    Jun 13, 2016
    Hello, I was looking for information on domestic connection to international flights, (YVRYULMUC). is there a map showing this process as they to in YYZ? Thank you


    If both tickets are on the same reservation then all you have to do in Montreal is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Montreal is a much smaller and simpler airport than YYZ.


    There is no need to map this. YUL is a friendly airport to connect through. When you'll get out of your plane from YVR, you just have to spot the monitor screen and look for your gate (mostly between 50 and 68) and then just walk straight ahead to it. It is important that you do not go down by the elevator; this is the arrival hall and you don't want to pass through security again... Have a safe trip!


  • Procedure to connecting flights
    Jun 11, 2016
    I am arriving from YVR, Vancouver on Air Canada- will 1 hr be enough lay over time to connect with Air Canada to CDG, Paris and what is the procedure? How far is the walk from Arrivals to Departures? I got lost in YUL last time and missed my flight. So a little worried. Thanks!


    1 hour is more then enough for connection between a domestic and an international flight in YUL. The only thing is that your window is short if you are late on your first leg. But anyway AC is responsible for that so go ahead! But how can you get lost in YUL? From a domestic flight, you don't have to get out by the arrival level so you just walk, walk and walk all the way 'till you hit your gate. This can't be more easy...


  • Domestic connection time
    Jun 11, 2016
    Is 1hr sufficient for a domestic AC>AC connection?


    1 hour is more then enough for connection between two domestic flights in YUL. The only thing is that your window is short if you are late on your first leg. But anyway AC is responsible for that so go ahead!


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