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  • 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.


  • AC to KE
    Apr 23, 2016
    travelling from YQB to YYZ (AC) and then YYZ-ICN (KE), tickets were bought separately. I get that we have to change Terminal, Korean Air lines seems to need to see our credit card to confirm our valid E-ticket. Do we have to do that in terminal 1 or in terminal 3 ? Also do we need to pick our luggage before changing terminals?


    Yes, you will need to claim your baggage from Terminal 1 take it to Terminal 3, re-check it and they will check your credit card then.


    Thank you for your quick answer, it's really appreciated !


  • Layover
    Apr 21, 2016
    Hi one of my friend is travelling from newfoundland to amsterdam and she came on a scholariship only for six months, however she has a layover at Toronto for 3 hours, can she pass the security and come meet me at the terminal?


    Yes, she can leave security to go see you, then go back through security before her flight to Amsterdam


  • 3.5-hour layover - meeting someone in airport
    Apr 19, 2016
    I'm flying Air Canada from Edmonton to Orlando with a 3.5-hour layover in Toronto. I'm checked in (along with my luggage) to my destination. Is there enough time for me to exit and meet someone on the other side of security? Do I need to pick up my luggage?


    There's a little time. However, the connection is built for you to head straight for US Immigration preclearance after you arrive in Toronto.


    Apr 18, 2016
    Hi, will be arriving in Pearson at 8am from Halifax, connecting flight to Punta Cana leaves at 9 am, do we have to go through screening again? thanks


    No, as long as both flights are on the same airline all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


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