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  • Flying from Hong Kong to Toronto via YVR
    Apr 8, 2015
    I am flying Air Canada from Hong Kong to Toronto via YVR with 1hr 20mins layover. Is that enough time to catch the connecting flight? Do I clear customs in YVR or Toronto? Will my luggage be automatically transferred to the Toronto fight?


    You will clear Canadian Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. You will have to claim your baggage, go through Canadian Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security. You should have enough time, Vancouver is a small airport by international standards and even if you miss your connection Air Canada flies almost hourly flights from Vancouver to Toronto.


  • Sydney to Vancouver to Toronto
    Feb 3, 2015
    Hi in first week of march I will be flying from Toronto to YVR 10:10pm and my layover time is 1h 30m. to catch the next flight to Sydney via AirCanada. Is it good enough time? On my return a month later I will also have about 1h 25m layover at YVR to catch the flight to Toronto. I am little worried about the connection time. I will have checked baggage. What do you think please let me know. Thanks


    Both ways that should be enough time. On the way to Sydney all you have to do in vancouver is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Meeting a friend
    Dec 7, 2014
    I have a friend from Calgary that is going to Vietnam. She has a layover in Vancouver on the way back (where I live) and I was wondering if I will be able to hang out with her in the airport during her layover as she waits for her flight to Calgary? So her flight will be international, Vietnam to Vancouver and then Domestic, Vancouver to Calgary


    Once your friend arrives at YVR, she will need to pass the International Arrivals procedure and stay in the secured area. You can only see her there by getting a pass issued. Also note that Domestic & International terminals are only connected on level 2 at their unsecured areas. Airport contact: 604-207-7077 or e-mail http://www.yvr.ca/en/contact.asp.


  • toronto to sydney flight
    Sep 11, 2014
    I am flying direct from toronto to sydney with a stop in vancouver. Are you allowed to disembark the plane on this 1 hr and 40 min stop


    Yes, as long as the flight is on-time you will likely be allowed to disembark.


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