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  • YYZ to YOW | Immigration and Baggage claim
    Jul 11, 2016
    Hey, I'd to travelling to Ottawa via Toronto via Air Canada(5AM) so I assume my immigration check would be at the port of entry i.e. YYZ. Do I need to claim my baggage after the immigration check or would be transferred to next flight ? My connecting flight is after approx 2 hours, would that be sufficient or I need to act fast as soon as I land to get to the customs first ? TIA.


    Air Canada actually has kiosks that some passengers can use in Toronto to clear customs instead of claiming your bags. Check with the Air Canada and Canadian immigrations personnel when you arrive in Toronto. You should have enough time.


    Just for future reference, I had to get the baggage from YYZ airport and put it on the belt for Air Canada flight tot YOW after customs check.


    Good to know, I think the kiosks might just be for people coming from the US.


  • Do my checked bags go straight to connecting flight
    Jul 3, 2016
    Hi I'm flying from Dublin to St. John's (2hr stop over) - St. John's - Toronto (1hr 12mins stop over) & then Toronto - Edmonton to visit my sister. She travelled the same way but said that I might not have enough time between flights to get backs and re check them. Can anyone please explain to me if I have to after each flight collect bag and re check in at departure terminal desk to put bags through or if as they are connecting flights they just go straight through? I have booked flights with west air and as far as I can tell I am flying with them all the way! Also I noticed Plus fare on their website (is this useful for baggage etc???) thanks everyone x


    Sorry west jet I've booked with west jet not west air


    You will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs in St. John's. You don't have to do anything with your bags in Toronto - just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time for both connections.


    Thank you so much


  • Where do I do customs, Ottawa or Toronto?
    Jul 2, 2016
    I'm flying from Ottawa to Denver on AC via YYZ; do I do customs pre-clearance in Ottawa or Toronto?


    You will do it in Toronto.


  • Vancouver to Toronto to Austin. Can I make my connection?
    Jul 2, 2016
    I'm flying from Vancouver to Toronto, then from Toronto to Austin both with Air Canada, and I have 1 hour and 15 minutes between these two flights. I assume that I'll have to clear customs in Toronto,. Do I have to go through security again? More importantly, will I have time to do all this and make my connection to Austin? I have a NEXUS card (and I'll only have carry-on luggage)


    Yes, in Toronto you will head straight to US Immigration and Customs preclearance, with NEXUS you should have plenty of time.


    Thanks for the quick reply. I appreciate it.


  • Collecting Baggage in Toronto for Customs before coming to Ottawa
    Jun 29, 2016
    My Sister is coming from UAE with her two kids. Her port of entry is Toronto before reaching Ottawa. When I recently travelled from India to Ottawa via Toronto, I cleared the customs without collecting the baggages. Is this rule still exists? or she has to re-check in the luggages in Toronto?


    What airlines is she flying? Are both tickets on the same reservation?


    It's on the same reservation. and it's Air Canada flight.


    Then yes, that is the same procedure she will follow.


  • Connection to India on air canada
    Jun 27, 2016
    I am flying from Chicago to Toronto on Canada air with a 1 hour gap to catch another Canada air flight to India. It appears I have to go from terminal 1 to terminal 3 for my connection. Will I have to collect my bags and go back through customs ? Will I have enough time?


    All Air Canada flights in Toronto are in the same terminal. There is no "Canada Air".


  • Customs Connection time
    Jun 27, 2016
    I'm flying from the US to Toronto via West Jet with a connection flight to Edmonton, also West Jet. I'm scheduled to arrive at Pearson at 9:44am and my connection time is about an hour and a half. I will only have a carry-on bag, no checked bags. Typically would this be enough time to make the connection?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Connections
    Jun 27, 2016
    Hi, I have a flight arriving from Frankfurt, Germany on Sunday, November 27 with a connection to Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The connection time is only 1 hour and 40 minutes. Is that enough time to go through customs or should I change my flight? Thanks!


    In Toronto you will go directly to US Immigration and Customs preclearance. That should be enough time.


  • DFW-YYZ-YVR... YYZ-YVR Meeting Family
    Jul 2, 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?


    Meet at the gate 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.


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