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  • Chicago - Toronto - Dublin, 1h20m layover
    Oct 24, 2016
    I'm flying from Chicago ORD to Dublin Ireland with a 1h20 min layover in Toronto. What will happen as far as immigration/ customs and baggage? I am Irish with a Canadian visa.


    In Toronto all you have to do is go through Canadian passport control and to your departure gate assuming both flights are on the same reservation.


  • Have i left enough time?
    Oct 23, 2016
    Hi all, I am visiting Canada for the first time. Travelling from Manchester UK to Toronto via Air Transat arriving in Terminal 3. I then have 2 hours to catch an Air Canada connecting flight to Vancouver in Terminal 1. Can anybody tell me how often the bus runs from one terminal to the other & if i would have to check in all over again at Air Canada? Many thanks for any replies. I am very grateful.


    It's actually a train to T1 and it runs about every 5 minutes. Yes, you will have to check in all over again with Air Canada. This is a very difficult connection.


    Do you have any advice to make the connection any smoother Zap? I don't travel until this Sunday? Do you have any info as to where I will land & where the Air Canada check in desk is? Many thanks.


    Air Canada check in desk is the majority of the T1 lobby. Where your flight arrives doesn't really matter as you will have to go to Canadian Immigration and Customs and baggage claim first before proceeding to the train to T1. If you can do the trip without checked bags that would save you a lot of time. Then you could check in online for your Air Canada flight before leaving the UK, then in Toronto just go through Canadian Immigration and Customs and go directly to the train and then directly to Security in T1.


    Thank you very much for your advice Zap. I will take hand luggage only in an effort to make my connecting flight. I am very grateful for your help.


    Hi Zap, just wanted to update you on my recent post. I took hand luggage only & checked in online as you advise. Made my connecting flight with 10 minutes spare. Thank you so much for your help. I am very grateful x


  • Minimum connection time
    Nov 16, 2016
    At 7:30 on a Wednesday morning in a week, I'll be flying from Ottawa, to Toronto YYZ, then connecting to Tampa. I booked my flight through Aeroplan, which gave me the minimum connection time of 70 minutes. Am I royally screwed here?


    If it helps, I'm carry-on only.


    That should be enough time. all you have to do is go through US Immigration and Customs Preclearance and to your departure gate.


    You would think, but there are a lot of people online saying 2 hrs minimum about this process. Don't I have to clear security again, as well?


    The security is after the preclearance checkpoint, so there's rarely a line. 2 Hours how early you should arrive at YYZ if you are starting there with checked bags on a flight to the US. It really doesn't take that long.


    I am flying from Calgary to Dubai with a connection in Toronto. I think I need to pick up my luggage in TO recheck to Dubai. How difficult is this process?


    So did it end up being enough time for you? I'm doing the same thing, Ottawa to Toronto but then to Salt Lake City Utah. I booked my flight for 2 hours but they changed it to 1 hour 14 minutes. Did you have enough time?


  • Flying from Anu connect in Yyz to London gatwick
    Oct 19, 2016
    Hello I'm flying from Anu- LGW connecting in Yyz. My flight from Anu arrives in Yyz at 8:09 and my flight leaves Yyz to Gatwick 9:15, do you think it's enough time?


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


    Both are on west jet...no checked bags


    That should be just enough time. Also there's a good chance your flight to London will be delayed, so that will help you.


  • Winnipeg to Punta Cana via pearson
    Oct 18, 2016
    Will we have to collect our bags while connecting on a west jet flight? Or will they just be transfered?We will be flying from Winnipeg to Punta Cana connecting at Pearson.


    No, you don't have to do anything with your bags in Toronto.


  • From Calgary tp Pittsburgh through Toronto.
    Oct 15, 2016
    If I'm flying a United/Air Canada flight from Calgary through Toronto with final destination of Pittsburgh when do I clear US customs?? In Toronto or Pittsburgh?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Pittsburgh. Both flights will be operated by Air Canada.


    in Toronto


    Sorry yes, I meant Toronto, my brain was thinking faster than my fingers.


  • Air Canada /PAL
    Oct 13, 2016
    From Ottawa,arriving in Toronto via Air Canada and on to Manila via PAL on one reservation ticket, do I re-check baggage in Toronto?


    No, you won't have to do anything with your bags in Vancouver on your way to Manila.


    Thanks. Toronto is our connecting flight. Vancouver is a stop over but usually we don't get off the plane. No re-check of baggage in Toronto?


    Yes, that is correct.


  • enought time?
    Oct 13, 2016
    My arrival time for my flight is 08:25 and my departure time is 09:10 Is this enough time to catch my connecting flight or am I sure to miss it.?? The good news is arrival will be terminal 3 and departure is the same terminal 3 but I have never been to this airport so will I be running.


    Where are you flying into Toronto from? What airlines are you flying?


    i will be coming on from winnipeg on a westjet flight


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    and hopefully the 1st flight is not late!!


  • domestic connection between airlines/terminals and checked bag
    Oct 12, 2016
    If I'm travelling from YSB-YYZ on AC then YYZ-YLW on WS and have a checked bag, how much connecting time is realistic to be able to change terminals?


    I would want a bare minimum of 2 hours between flights.


  • connecting from US Air Canada to AC flight operated by Austrian Air
    Oct 5, 2016
    If I check my bags on flight from Boston to Toronto, do I have to reclaim them during layover and recheck to board the Austrian Air flight (AC flight operated by Austrian--both terminal 1)?


    No, you will not have to claim your bags in Toronto on the way to Vienna. You will just go through Canadian passport control and to your departure gate.


    Many thanks. AC person told me I would have to claim and recheck. I only have 1:20 layover sonI will pray that you are right 😁


  • Connecting from BOS-YYZ flight to YYZ-ICN
    Oct 4, 2016
    I am traveling to ICN via YYZ. Currently scheduled to arrive on AC at Terminal 1 at 10:20 am and my YYZ-ICN flight is on KAL at 12:20 pm from Terminal 3. Unfortunately the two legs are on different tickets but the good thing is that I have no checked-in baggage. Does 2 hours seem like enough connection time? Also, do I have to go through Canadian immigration to connect through YYZ? THanks!


    Yes you'll have to clear CBSA. 2 hours should be enough time as it'll be an off peak time at the airport. Follow the purple connection signs to T3 (C gates). The train runs every few minutes. Check in online for the KAL flight to avoid missing the cutoff.


  • Connexion terminal 1 vers terminal 3
    Oct 2, 2016
    Ma fille et son fils de deux ans arrivent sur le terminal 1 de Toronto a 14h55 avec une correspondance au terminal 3 à 16h55. Quelqu'un peux t il m'indiquer si 2 heures pour cette connéxion suffisent. Merci de vos réponse .


  • Cuba to Toronto to Ottawa
    Sep 29, 2016
    Our family is arriving in Terminal 3 from Cuba at 11:15 p.m. My son has to head to Ottawa and flight leaves from Terminal 1 at 12:30 a.m. Is 1.25 hours enough time to clear customs and get to Terminal 1. He will just have carry on, no checked baggage.


    With carry-ons only and the late evening arrival, it should be barely enough time. It is complicated by the fact that it is unlikely he will be unable to check in online for his flight to Ottawa when in Cuba. Maybe he can check in online from the plane with his phone when you are taxiing to the gate in Toronto.


  • Connection Time
    Sep 29, 2016
    Flying from Ottawa to Toronto (WestJet), then Toronto to Amsterdam to Delhi (Jet Airways). Is 90 minutes enough time for connection in Toronto?


    Are both tickets on the same reservation or is it two different reservations?


  • YYC -> via YYZ -> MCO
    Sep 28, 2016
    coming from Calgary and have 8 hours at YYZ and would like to go out to see Niagara Falls, do I have to clear Canadian immigration? We do not have check-in bags. Do we have enough time for that?


    In Toronto you will be expected to go right to US Immigration and customs Preclearance. However, without checked bags you could leave the airport, go to the falls, and then come back and go to regular US Immigration and Customs Preclearance. Be aware that there is a lot of traffic on the segment of road between YYZ and Niagara falls.


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