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    Sep 8, 2016
    We booked a WestJet package flying from YYC-NAS. However we have a 3hour layover in YYZ. Will we need to claim bags and go through security at YYZ? Same goes for the return. NAS-YYZ then YYZ-YYC.


    On your way to Nassau you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. On the way back you will have to go through Canadian Immigration and Customs and security. You may have to claim or identify your bags. Procedures regarding bags and customs in Canada are rapidly changing.


  • Connection Wesjet to Alitalia
    Sep 7, 2016
    I will be coming in YYZ from Ottawa on Wesjet and must transfer on Alitalia to go to rome. (1) Will I have to pick up my luggage, (2) Must I go thu security again and (3) I will have 1:30 hr, is that enough? Thank you


    If you have two separate reservations, yes, you will have to claim your bags, re-check them with Alitalia and go through security. It will be very difficult to do that in 90 minutes.


  • CVG-YYZ-FCO connection with bags
    Sep 7, 2016
    Flying CVG-YYZ-FCO Do I need to claim baggage and re-check at YYZ? (all on DL ticket stock but CVG-YYZ is DL, YYZ-FCO is AZ)


    You should not to - you should be able to go through Canadian passport control and directly to your departure gate.


    Oct 30, 2016
    British person flying from MEX to LGW I have 1hr 56 in IAD and 2hr 39 in YYZ All sold through united but operated: United - MESA - WestJet Upon entering the states will I have to re-check bags after immigration? Will I have to got through immigration and re-check bags when entering Canada also? Do I have enough time to achieve all of this? Cheers


    Yes, in IAD you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. in Canada you will go through Canadian Immigration, claim your bags, take the Train to T2, re-check your bags with WestJet, and go through security.


    Hello I am travelling MEX - YYZ - LHR - OSL, and I've been told I need to pick up my baggage and transport it from the arrival and into the connection band. Where are located those bands? Thank you.


  • yul-yyz-mbj
    Sep 4, 2016
    we're landing from montreal leaving to montego bay with 50 mins on the ground. how does this work? do we just head to the other gate? if someone can shed some light on this it would be greatly appreciated. thanks


    Yes, all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate if both flights are on the same reservation.


  • Can I go into terminal?
    Sep 2, 2016
    I arrive into YYZ from LHR then I have a connecting flight to Edmonton. When I arrive YYZ can I go into the terminal arrival area to meet family who has gifts for me? Then go back into my connecting gate area? I have 2 hours if my LHR flight arrives on time.


    I don't think 2 hours is enough time to meet someone.


    But is it allowed to go into terminal and then back into my connecting flight area? I am only collecting a book from someone.


    it's allowed, but I don't think you have time to do it.


  • Customs Clearance from Amsterdam connecting onto the US
    Aug 30, 2016
    I will be arriving from Amsterdam in route to the US (my home) and assume I will need to go through Customs. I am not changing terminals for this connection. Will I experience any issues as I did not have ample time for a Canadian Visa but I am a US Citizen. Also, I have 2 hrs in between flights


    US Citizens do not have to have a visa to visit or enter Canada. Also, you won't even enter Canada. You will go straight from your arrival gate to US Immigration and Customs Preclearance. You have enough time.


  • YVR > YYZ > LGW
    Aug 30, 2016
    I will be flying to London from YVR and have a 50 minute layover in Toronto but am wondering if this will be long enough and if I'll have to claim and recheck my bags at all if both are with the same airline?


    That should be enough time. You don't have to do anything with your bags.


  • Westjet connection to Punta
    Aug 31, 2016
    hi. does anyone know if I have to go through customs when connecting at pearson to go to Punta Cana.... I am worried about transfer time of only 50 minutes.....


    No, there is no Canadian Customs when leaving Canada. If you are connecting from another point in Canada, all you have to do in Toronto is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Do you know if flying from punta cana to toronto with a connection in montreal where i will cross customs?


  • AC to United (EWR) 1hr 16 min
    Aug 23, 2016
    Arriving AC with checked bags and wheelchair service, departing United Express to EWR. Can it be done?


    Yes, that is enough time.


  • Checked bags
    Aug 23, 2016
    I'm flying from Ottawa to Toronto, Toronto to Los Angeles, Los Angeles to Auckland, all on one connecting flight. If my bags are checked through will I have to collect them in Toronto? Or just in lax?


    If this is all on one reservation, you will not retrieve your bags until you land in Auckland, as you will go through US Preclearance in Toronto.


    You will actually claim them in Toronto to go through US Immigration and customs. You will not claim them in LAX.


  • Connections domestic to international air canada yyz
    Aug 16, 2016
    I'm flying from halifax to Korea via Toronto. When I go from terminal 1 domestic to terminal 1 international will I go through security again? I have lots of time, 4 hours for the connection. Wondering what to expect.


    No, you won't have to go through security again.


  • Baggage through custom
    Aug 16, 2016
    I'm flying from Seattle to Atthens with connection in Toronto and Montreal. Do I need to pick up me luggages at Toronto through custom because my next connection will be Montreal before Athens?


    No, You will have to ask the agents, your connection is a bit unusual because you are connecting to a domestic flight in Canada and THEN leaving the cuntry.


    sorry, country.


  • Connecting from Laguardia to Halifax
    Aug 16, 2016
    I am flying from LaGuardia to Toronto Pearson 3 on WestJet, then taking a connecting WestJet flight from Terminal 3 to Halifax. I will have checked luggage. Is 1.5 hrs enough time to allow to making the connection? Will I have to recheck bags?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Yes, I believe in T3 you still have to claim and re-check your bags, although the photo bag identification system they have in T1 may be installed by now.


  • overlap off travel
    Aug 12, 2016
    We're flying from New York into Pearson airport Toronto terminal 1 and land at 6.30pm flying with Air Canada. However we then need to get to terminal 3 same airport to catch flight back to Gatwick Airport UK at 10.05pm. But gates close at 9.05pm. Will we have enough time to make the flight from terminal 3 taking into account getting off the plane, collecting bags and getting to terminal 3 from terminal 1..


    That should be enough time if your flight from New York is on-time.


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