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  • Overly Short Connection Time?
    May 9, 2016
    I will be flying from Scotland to New York La Guardia (LGA) via London Heathrow (LHR) and Montreal (YUL) in June. I have a fairly tight turnaround time in YUL: arriving from LHR at 1615 and leaving for LGA at 1800. I'm pretty sure my bags can only be checked as far as YUL (because I have to pay for checked bagge between YUL and LGA), so I have to collect them there, then re-check them for the flight to LGA. I have never been to YUL before and I'm very nervous that 1h 45m won't be enough time to allow me to clear Canadian customs, collect my bags, recheck them and then go through security and US pre-Customs clearance. Can anybody let me know if this seems feasible in that amount of time? Many thanks in advance.


    Did you purchase two separate reservations? If all tickets are on the same reservation then your bags will be checked to LGA and you won't have to do anything with them in Montreal. In Montreal if your bags are checked through then you can proceed directly to US Immigration and Customs preclearance.


    Thank you for the response, much appreciated. Unfortunately, the return tickets from the UK to YUL and then from YUL to LGA are on separate reservations (we had to do this due to my fiance's travel plans whilst in North America). I suspected that we would probably have to pick up our bags in YUL and check them again to go to LGA. If this is the case, do you know if 1h 45m is likely to be enough?


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