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  • Flying to US from YYZ
    Sep 23, 2015
    I am flying into Toronto from Ottawa on Westjet connecting on to Miami on American Airlines in Terminal 3. Do I need to collect my bags when I arrive in Toronto or do I just head to security and customs?


    If your tickets were purchased on the same reservation and your bags are tagged to Miami they will be waiting for you at Preclearance. If you purchased two separate reservations you will have to claim them and take them to the AA ticket counter.


    I am not quite sure what preclearance is?


    On flights from Major Canadian airports to the US. You go through US Immigration and Customs in the airport in Canada before you depart for the US. Then you arrive in the US like a domestic flight.


  • WInnipeg to Toronto to Huatulco
    Sep 16, 2015
    Flying from Winnipeg to Toronto with Westjet, then have 45 minutes to hop on another plane to HUatulco Mexico, also WestJet. Will I have to grab my bags when I arrive in Toronto? 45 minutes seems really tight and I'm worried my luggage will be lost...


    No, you will not have to claim your bags in Toronto on your way to Huatulco. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Flying in from Canada connecting the USA
    Sep 4, 2015
    I'm use to flying through YYZ from Moncton, NB and going through connection with scan of passposts, look at monitors to see name, go through customs, etc. But this time I'm leaving airport for a few hours as I have a long layover. Do I have to do anything different? Will I need to acknowledge my luggage on the monitor before I leave airport or can I just leave and handle all of that when I come back 5 hours later? Thank you. Bob


    By the way, I'm flying in and departing into Toronto on Air Canada and flying to the USA on Air Canada which are both in Terminal 1. I've done this many times before. The only difference is the long layover so not clear what I'm suppose to do differently?


    I do not know what will happen if your baggage is left in the preclearance area. It will probably be there when you return, but I can't guarantee it. You could ask that your bags only be checked to YYZ, claim them, and then re-check them upon your return to YYZ.


  • Connecting from Delta to Air Canada
    Aug 26, 2015
    Arriving from Detroit (Terminal 3 I think) Do I need to clear customs there before boarding shuttle to Terminal 1 to catch an Air Canada flight


    Yes, you will have to go through Canadian Immigration, claim your bags, and go through Canadian Customs.


  • connecting flights
    Aug 12, 2015
    I am coming in on a United/Air Canada Rouge flight from San Diego at 7:15 pm and connecting to Air Canada Rouge on to YQY. Do I need to change terminals? I have 1:40 to make this connection.


    You should not have to change terminals, but you will go through Canadian immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, then re-check your bags and go through security.


  • Connecting at Toronto airport to catch a flight to Edmonton
    Aug 12, 2015
    Hello, I am coming from Franfurt and have a connecting flight at Toronto airport for Edmonton. From this link - http://maps.torontopearson.com/gtaa/page-mapV2.jsp?id=3&name=t1BeforeSecurityL1&t=1, I could not understand how to find correct gate for my Edmonton flight. I have just 1 hour of layover at Toronto. Can anyone guide me about the distance I need to walk to claim the baggage, recheck it and do security check in?


    1 Hour isn't enough time for your connection. You need at least 90 minutes.


  • Boston to Manila via Toronto and Vancouver
    Aug 1, 2015
    Flying from Boston to Toronto on Air Canada, then I have a connecting flight Toronto to Vancouver on Philippine Airline. I know I'm going to have to collect my bags in Terminal 1, shuttle to Terminal 3, recheck my bags, and go through customs. Is a 2 hour and 15 minute layover enough time?


  • Flying Standby-Connecting between Terminal 3 and Terminal 1
    Jul 27, 2015
    We are coming into YYZ on Westjet (Terminal 3) and hoping to fly STANDBY with Lufthansa (Terminal 1) to Munich-only 90 minutes later. Do we have enough time to collect our luggage, ride the train, find Lufthansa agents(who will need to issue us with standby boarding passes) and get to the gate?


    Probably not, by the time you get to Terminal 1 you will likely be past the bag check cutoff.


  • AIRCanada 1HR connection in Terminal1
    Jul 17, 2015
    Hello, have to make connection from AC752 (F36..80) to AC084 (Gate E71) within Terminal1 - with checked bags. - Do I have to go through security and / or recheck bags? Thanks!


  • connection time needed?
    Jul 16, 2015
    my daughter arrives in Toronto from Beijing with Hainan Airlines , Terminal 3, has to collect her bags, go through customs, and then shuttle over to Terminal 1 to check in with Air Canada for flight home to Calgary. she has about 3 hours to make the connection, is this enough time?, someone told me customs in Toronto can be really slow? nada


    That should be enough time.


  • Help for daughter making domestic to international connection
    Jul 6, 2015
    My 15 year old daughter is traveling by herself, flying from Victoria to Toronto then onto Europe next Wednesday. She has just over an hour to make the international connected. Aside from advising her to ask Air Canada staff for help, is there any advice I can give her? She is not a seasoned traveller. Thanks!


    Making an international connection out of Canada is not difficult. She just has to go from her arrival gate to her departure gate.


  • travelling frm london to jamaica connecting in yzz
    Jul 14, 2015
    travelling with 6mths old and have 1hour connection in Toronto on air Canada and Lufthansa do I have to pick up my luggage and is that enough time. tickets purchased together


    London, Ontario or England?


    London england


    1 hour will be very difficult, but not impossible.


  • Connection
    Jun 11, 2015
    Flying RDU to YUL, through YYZ. I can choose between a 1h 15m layover, or 2h 15m layover. Would 1h 15m be enough time? All flights are Air Canada.


    1 hr 15 would be a bit of a rush with having to go through Immigration and customs in Toronto. I'd personally book the 2 hr 15.


  • Connection
    Jun 10, 2015
    I am arriving at Terminal 1 at Pearson from Winnipeg and have a connection to the UK. Do I have to go immigration?


    No, you do not go through Canadian Immigration when leaving Canada.


  • Arrival and international connection
    Aug 14, 2015
    Am arriving from IAH on UA and connecting with Air Canada to Paris, France. Which terminal am I arriving and which terminal to connect with Air Canada.to Paris. Do I have to go thru immigration again? I am getting very nervous because i read horrible reviews about this airport.


    What airport? Were tickets purchased separately or on one reservation?


    Toronto Pearson. It is one reservation


    Both flights will be in Terminal 1. Yes, you will have to go through Canadian Immigration upon arrival in Toronto.


    Flying from Vancouver to Pearson then to Antigua. Do I have to get my bags in toronto or are they transfered? Very short amount of time inbetween flights.


    You will not have to claim your bags in Toronto.


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