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  • Baggage from France
    Sep 30, 2016
    Flight from Paris to Toronto. Do I have to collect my bags in Toronto or will they go to my final destination which is a domestic connecting flight . I am flying Air Canada!


    Recent reports are that you will not have to claim your bags in Toronto and that all customs inspections are now done behind the scenes.


  • Leaving Security
    Sep 26, 2016
    US family with a long layover in YYZ traveling to Italy. In order to go outside to smoke, do we need to go through immigration and customs?


    You will go through Canadian Immigration when you land in Toronto anyway.


  • Baggage from DTW
    Sep 19, 2016
    This is my first time flying in from a US Destination Flying with Air Canada. From Detroit DTW TO Moncton YQM with a transfer in Toronto YYZ. Will i have to pick up my checked baggage or will it be transfered to my other flight. As i will have to go thru customs


    Recent reports are that in Toronto T1 when connecting from the US, that they no longer make you claim your bags, but check with airline personnel in Toronto.


    Do you mean airline personnel for air canada


    Yes, or immigration personnel.


  • Automated Passport Control - Middle Name
    Sep 15, 2016
    Hello, I booked flights with WestJet the other day for my girlfriend and myself. I entered my middle name in my ticket information, but she has two middle names and the WestJet booking system kept rejecting her middle name as too long, so I ultimately booked the ticket with no middle name at all - just first and last name. I know there is always a big deal made about exact names matching, but the system simply wouldn't let me put it so I have to imagine it won't be a problem. Does anyone have any experience with this and know if she'll have a problem using the automated passport control kiosks as her passport will contain her two middle names and the boarding pass only reflects first and last name? I don't want us to have to wait in a long line to speak to an agent, or worse, be denied boarding due to a reservation system limitation! Any advice anyone has on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!


  • T3 US Gates Saturday Mornings
    Sep 13, 2016
    Hello, I will be traveling on Sat Oct 29 out of T3 to the US on a 9:30am flight. On a Saturday morning, do you think arriving around 7:30 would be sufficient to clear customs and get through security to the gate in T3? Thank you!


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Travelling from New Delhi India to YYZ through JFK
    Aug 24, 2016
    My childrens are travelling to Canada YYZ from New Delhi India by british airways via London and New york (JFK). Can the luggage be booked directly for YYZ and do they need any US immigration while passing through US. Their arrival at JFK is at terminal 7 and departure is from Terminal 8. I am really worried that do they have to clear US immigration and again have to re check in . Please help


    Yes, in JFK they will have to go through US Immigration, claim their bags, go through US Customs, re-check their bags at the re-check desk, take the AirTrain to Terminal 8 and go through security. If they are Indian citizens then they need US Transit Visas.


  • Need help yyc - yyz - lga
    Aug 11, 2016
    It is my frist time travelling alone and I am freaking out. Can anyone tell me if I have to get my luggage from yyz and re-check or will it automatically go straight to lga? I was talking to an AC rep earlier and he mentioned going to pre-customs however I did not understand him fully. TIA


    You will have to claim your baggage in Toronto at US Immigration and customs preclearance to take it through customs, then immediately re-check it.


    Will I have enough time to do it? I only have an hour til my next plane arrives.


    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • vancouver to toronto to dubai - one hour in toronto enough?
    Aug 9, 2016
    I'm flying from Vancouver to Toronto to Dubai on a Tuesday in November. The schedule has a 1hr2min layover in Toronto. All Air Canada. Do I go through customs in Toronto or Dubai? Will I have to collect bags in Toronto? Is one hour enough? Thanks a bundle.


    There is no Canadian customs when leaving Canada. You will go through UAE Immigration and Customs in Dubai. All you have to do in Toronto is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    thank you so much! that's what i was thinking. so glad you confirmed it.


  • Do I need a transit visa when my flight is from another terminal?
    Aug 9, 2016
    Hello, I'm flying from Cleveland to Amsterdam through Toronto. I'm flying in T1 with Air Canada and flying from T3 with Jet Airways. Do I need a transit visa? Or do I need to take my baggage from T1 with me to T3?


    What is your citizenship and do you have Permanent Residency in the US?


    I'm Georgian and I have the USA B1/B2 visa vaild until 2025.


    You will need a Canadian transit visa.


  • Travelling
    Jun 28, 2016
    Wondering if shuttles from Pearson Airport go to Havelock Ontario. My flight from Calgary arrives in Toronto Thursday at 4:15 p.m. I have one suitcase and a teacup chihuahua in bag. Or how would I get there


    Havelock is a small town nearly 200 km from YYZ. You will either have to rent a car or have someone pick you up or use a shared van service like - https://www.centurybus.ca/


  • baggage claim
    Jun 13, 2016
    Travelling from United States to Toronto to North bay Ontario via Air Canada with 1 checked bag. Once I exit security in Toronto, do I have to pick up my luggage if I want to go outside before my flight to North Bay Ontario. I have a 3 1/2 hour delay before I fly to North Bay. Thanks. If I have to pick up my checked luggage, do I have to pay again? Thanks


  • connecting flight at Chicago
    May 15, 2016
    We will be flying from Hong Kong making a connection flight at Beijing with United. From Beijing we will make another connection with United at Chicago for Toronto. My question is do we need to go through custom at Chicago and have our bags inspected?


  • Baggage Claim
    Apr 28, 2016
    Sorry if this posted twice. So I am flying home from FCO to YYZ on AC and then continuing on to the US for a few days flying AA. I know I have to change terminals but my question is do I have to personally pick up my bag from the carousel or can I have a friend who is coming back with me pick it up and take it home? I am not planning on taking it with me to the US. Also do you think three hours is enough time to get through both customs and change terminals? Flight arrives from FCO at 2:50pm and then flight to DFW departs at 6:19pm.


  • Customs
    Apr 27, 2016
    Do I have to collect my baggage in Toronto or can in send it. Right through?


    Need more info to answer. Where are you coming from, where are you travelling to, airline/terminal?


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