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  • Layover in YYZ
    Mar 3, 2016
    I am flying to Istanbul, Turkey from USA and the layover is in YYZ. I don;t have Canadian visa, I have a turkish passport with a US visa only. Do I need any type of Canadian visa or am I good for the layoever to go from one gate to the other?


    You need a Canadian Transit Visa http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp


  • connecting flight from US to London with Layover at YYZ
    Mar 1, 2016
    Greetings. I am a Filipino citizen with a Filipino passport who has a US Business Visitor Visa. I plan to fly to London Gatwick Airport from Dallas Fort Worth via WestJet. I saw in the itinerary that I will have a layover at YYZ for 2 hours and 33 minutes connecting to London. I read recently that a connecting flight that passes through YYZ may require a transit Visa or an electronic Transit authorisation (eTA). I would just like to verify this. Also will 2 hours and 33 mins be enough to go through customs if ever in time for my flight?Thank you very much


    Since you will be arriving in Toronto on American Airlines (Westjet does not fly from DFW to YYZ) You are not eligible for the Transfer Without Visa Program that you otherwise would have been eligible for. You will either need to find another way to London or apply for a Canadian transit visa - http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/twov/travellers.asp


    Duly noted. Thank you so much. The reply is very much appreciated


    One last inquiry.I just read the eligibility guidelines for the Transfer Without A Visa Program.If I fly to Toronto Pearson Airport via Air Canada from Dallas Fort Worth then take WestJet from YYZ then to London Gatwick, will I be eligible for the Transfer Without A Visa Program?Thank you so much


    No, you will not be eligible for TWOV because you have to transfer from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1.


    Sorry from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3. Still same answer.


    Thank you so much


    It seems easy enough to apply for an electronic Transit Visa online. That may be my option as I pass through Toronto Pearson on the way to London. Thank you very much.


  • conections
    Mar 1, 2016
    Flying on Delta from Atlanta to YYZ and connecting to YHZ on Delta. Will an hour and five mins. be enough time to make that connection?


    That should be just enough time. Your flight to Halifax will be operated by Westjet.


  • Connection
    Jul 2, 2016
    Flying from Seattle to YHZ via YYZ. Do I clear customs in YYZ or YHZ? I have 1.5 hrs in Toronto. Is that enough to time for connection?


    You will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs in Toronto. You should have enough time.


    Thank you! Our flights are United Airlines. Will I need to retrieve my checked bags before heading to customs?


    Sorry, that question is meant for when we are flying from YHZ to Seattle with the stop over inYYZ. Do I need to pick up my checked bags inn order to clear customs?


  • Bag Pickup Needed?
    Feb 24, 2016
    I'm arriving from YUL aat YYZ and and connecting on a flight to EWR. Do ineed to pick up my bag or will it be routed to my connecting flight?


    Yes, your bags will be in US Immigration and Customs preclearance for you to take through US Customs, then you will immediately re-check them.


    Thank you for responding so quickly (and probably to a question you've answered a million times)!


  • Terminal 1 arrival ..Terminal 3 departure - Pearson
    Feb 21, 2016
    Arriving from YQG on AC, must get baggage and proceed to Terminal 3 to fly to YVR with Westjet then on to AUK with Air NZ. We are ticketed by Air NZ. Not quite sure how to proceed after picking up luggage in Terminal 1 . Do we access the LINK from terminal 1 from level 5 of parking garage then check in with Westjet in Terminal 3? Am I on the right track? Thanks.


  • connecting from USA to Canada
    Feb 8, 2016
    I am coming into YYZ on Delta from the USA and continuing on Delta to YHZ. I am told I have to pick up my baggage and recheck it and go through Canada customs. I did not have to pick up and recheck baggage on my way through to USA on Air Canada from YHZ. Can I not clear customs in YHZ when I return? I will only have about75 mins to do this.


  • Connections
    Feb 8, 2016
    I am flying from Chicao to Athens via Toronto & all on Air Canada. Will I have to collect my luggage or will it all go thru? I am landing in terminal 1 and leaving from terminal 1. I have a 1 hr and 18 min layover so thinking not a lot of time to have to go thru additonal clearance.


    You will not have to collect your baggage - You just need to follow signs to the international gates. You will go through Canadian passport control on your way there. You should have enough time.


  • Canada to US Connection
    Feb 1, 2016
    I am flying from YXE to Newark via Toronto, all on Air Canada. I have a 3 hour connection. Is it possible during the connection process to exit the secure area to meet up with friends in the airport?


    It is probably possible to exit the secure area before proceeding to preclearance if you don't have checked bags. I wouldn't try it if you plan on checking a bag.


  • Connecting on AC from BOS to Tokyo
    Jan 28, 2016
    Coming in toYYZ I terminal on AC from BOS with a connect time of 63 minutes to flight to Tokyo also in I terminal. I have been told that luggage will be checked through and will not have to be collected at YYZ. What clearance will I have to go through and how long should it take at noon time. Is this possible with a 63 min connection? Any pointers for getting through.


    You will just go through Canadian passport control. It is possible. Just follow signs to your departure gate.


    Here's a video for what you have to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sQamoJ3yLs


  • Connecting flights
    Jan 28, 2016
    I have a connecting flight from YQG airport to toronto through air Canada jazz and then from Toronto to hongkong also air Canada. Do I have to recheck in my baggage after I arrive in Toronto?


    No, you don't. All you have to do in Toronto is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thank you so much!


  • Terminal 1 connections
    Jan 25, 2016
    I'm flying Air Canada from Cleveland into Gate F90 with an arrive time of 7:40 am and I'm flying out of Gate E75 with a 10 am departure. I'm checking my bags in Cleveland for the entire trip. I can't find Gate F90 on the Terminal map. Is this connection time no big deal? Where is the nearest CBSA to Gate F90?


    Where are you flying from Toronto to?


    I'm flying to Hong Kong at gate E75


    The Toronto airport made an easy to follow video to show you what you'll be doing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sQamoJ3yLs


    Thanks ZAP, that was very helpful


  • 75 minute layover enough to get through US Customs at YYZ?
    Jan 19, 2016
    I arrive from Tampa on Air Canada Rouge and have 75 minutes to get through US customs and to my gate for a flight to Halifax. Is that possible with a 3 year old in tow?


    You don't go through US Customs when arriving from the US, you go through Canadian Immigration and Customs. That will be a very difficult connection but I think it is possible, and there are likely later flight to Halifax you can be rebooked on if you miss it.


  • layover time
    Jan 19, 2016
    I am coming from Philadelphia and llanding in Terminal 3 on American Airlines.I have to go through customs, grab my bags and recheck on Air Canada to go to Vancouver in Terminal 1. Is 1.5 hours enough time to do this?


    That will be very difficult if not impossible.


    Dang it. When I booked I didn't realize I had to change terminals. Thanks for your advice, I'm going to try and book at later connection.


    Do you think 2.5 hours is enough? The travel agent seems to think that even that is too risky given weather delays, etc. It's the last flight of the night to Vancouver, too. At this rate I'll have to just stay overnight in TO.


    I think 2.5 hours would probably be doable, especially if you check-in for your Vancouver flight ahead of time.


  • arriving late, leaving early
    Jan 14, 2016
    have a late arrival with westjet from MBJ at 12:26 am and a domectic connection leaving at 10:15 am. Can I collect my bags and then place them on the connections conveyor even with this long layover?


    You'll have to ask the agent on duty. My guess is no.


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