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  • DFW-YYZ-YVR... YYZ-YVR Meeting Family
    Jun 23, 2016
    I'm flying Air Canada from DFW-YYZ-YVR. I've coordinated my flights with a few family members in Toronto so that we fly to YVR together. Where should I ask them to meet me, knowing that I will go through Customs in Toronto?


  • Traveling through Yyz from lgw
    Jun 2, 2016
    We're due to travel to Orlando via YYZ from lgw & was wondering if our baggage will need to be collected & re checked?? Also we have a 7 hr wait will it be possible to leave the airport or will it be best to just wait it out ??? ..... Thank you


    What airlines are you flying? Are both tickets on the same reservation or two separate reservations?


  • Collecting baggage
    Jun 2, 2016
    I am flying from LaGuardia to Toronto with a connecting flight to Vancouver same airline and ticket. Do I need to go to baggage to pick up my bags and recheck them. What is the process for going through customs.


    I believe passengers coming from the US are no longer required to claim their bags when passing through Toronto on a connection to another point in Canada. However, ask an airline representative to make sure.


  • connection to Montreal
    May 30, 2016
    hi,I am travelling with a toddler and infant from Barbados to Montreal with connection in Toronto.what should I expect? Do I have to claims my bags and go through immigration and customs and check in again? I have 1hr and 30 minutes.


  • Checked baggage on 2 separate tickets
    May 27, 2016
    Hi I am flying in with LH to YYZ and then connect on AC to LAX. I have two tickets. One to YYZ from FRA and then the one on AC from YYZ to LAX. I assume that since both carriers are on Star Alliance, I will be able to check my luggage all the way through from FRA to LAX and then in Toronto just do the regular US Customs process, or do you think that I will have to claim luggage, go through Canadian customs first and the proceed to check in for my US flight? Any help would be appreciated Thank you


  • Meeting a friend
    May 24, 2016
    Hello! I'm traveling CPH - YVR with a connection flight in YYZ, where I got 4 hours. I arrive and departure from terminal 1, but want to know, if there's any way I can meet with my friend, who is traveling from YYZ - YVR, but from terminal 3? Thanks!


  • Connection on separate tickets -- Terminal 3
    May 19, 2016
    Hello! I am flying Air Transat London to YYZ arriving at 15:00. I am considering booking Westjet YYZ to Winnipeg leaving at 18:15 the same day. I will be on separate tickets for the two legs and I will have checked luggage. Will this connect be enough time to clear customs, collect luggage and recheck the luggage on Westjet? From what I can tell, both airlines are at terminal 3 so I wouldn't be switching terminals. Will I have to exit the security area to recheck my luggage on Westjet?


    Yes, you will have to exit the secure area. It should be enough time as long as the Air Transat flight is on-time.


  • border checks for international connection
    May 17, 2016
    I understand that I need to do a border check when arriving from US. I only have 1.5 hours between my arrival and connecting flight (both in terminal one) . Where is the border check located and will I have sufficient time to pass thru and make my connection


    You won't have to "look for it" you will be forced to it. You should have enough time.




  • Connection time
    May 16, 2016
    Hi all, we are looking at booking Vancouver to Boston with a layover in Toronto (travelling in December). We can either have a 1hr40 min layover, or 3 hours. Just wondering which option would be best, as unsure as if our bags will be tagged onto the US. flights booked on same ticket through westjet.


    They will be tagged to the US but you will likely have to claim them at US Immigration and Customs preclearance in Toronto. Either connection should be sufficient.


  • SNU to YYZ to YVR
    Apr 27, 2016
    (Sorry for the cross posting. I chose the wrong catagory) I'm not a Canadian. I will be flying to YVR (Vancouver) from SNU (Santa Clara, Cuba) through YYZ (Toronto) via Westjest. It arrives YYZ at 6:00pm, Saturday. I have 2 flights to YVR to choose from: 8pm or 10pm. I'd like to know if 2 hours would be enough to connect in YYZ to YVR via westjet, or I should give it 4 hours to transfer. Thanks!!


  • Travel between terminals
    Apr 27, 2016
    If flying out of Pearson to 'anywhere' can you go thru security in a terminal that's not so busy then somehow get to another terminal without having to go thru security again?


    No, you need to use the terminal your flight is departing from.


  • Connecting flight time from Cancun to Wpg
    Apr 26, 2016
    My first international trip and my first time with a connecting flight. On my return flight I land in Pearson at 9:30 pm (from Cancun) and my flight to Wpg leaves at 10:50 pm. Booked with WestJet. I have a checked bag. Will I be ok to get through customs and make my connecting flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • US to Canada connection, AC - No luggage pickup
    May 12, 2016
    Yesterday, as I arrived in YYZ from MCO with a connection to YQM, I was suprised to find out that I not longer had to pick up my bag at the luggage caroussel and load it back onto the conveyor belt upon leaving the customs area. This new, simplified way of doing things started two months ago according to the AC employee I talked to in the luggage area. Why do AC's website and Pearson's website not reflect those important changes? Many passengers stood by the luggage caroussel waiting for their luggage only to find out they had been sent directly to their final (Canadian) destination. This is GREAT, but it would be nice to know. Any insights?


    I'm waiting to deplane at YVR and am hoping my experience is to be like yours was. Waited in pre customs baggage claim, no bag. Baggage agent told me it was checked through from LGA to YVR and to go to customs. Customs didn't blink. YYZ staff told me to check my bags. AC gate agent said my bag was checked through. AC twitter says "we didn't know about this change at all". I guess I'll find out in 40 minutes or so if my bags are still at YYZ.


    My bags were checked through, in the end. Apparently, AC staff are afraid of making announcements for fear of confusing other travellers, so they don't make any announcements. Thus, if you don't know or aren't told, you get to worry for hours that your bags are MIA. Mine arrived despite it all.


  • Where do I go for connecting flights
    Apr 24, 2016
    I am arriving in YYZ from YHZ and have a connecting flight to MCO. I have 1 hour and 15 minutes to do this. Do I need to get my luggage and go through customs and then through security again before boarding for MCO, and where do I go?


    After you arrive in Toronto follow the signs for US departures and just follow the instructions there. You should have enough time.


    Thank you! It's our 1st international flight and we're worried about time.


  • Will I make the connection?
    Apr 24, 2016
    I'm flying from LHR to HAV, with a connection in YYZ. Both flights in/out of terminal 1, and both with Air Canada. Connection is 1hr15 - do you think this is realistic? Will my bag be transferred as same carrieror will I need to take through security again? Thanks


    That should be enough time. You should not have to claim your bag.


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