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  • Security
    Feb 23, 2017
    We are flying from Fort St John to Vancouver on Air Canada tomorrow morning at 6:30am then have an hour layover at YVR until we fly out to Palm Springs (same reservation). I know we have to go through customs when we get to YVR but will we have to go through security again as well?


    It's all one process. You should have enough time considering the early morning arrival.


  • Ending trip in Vancouver, will I get my bags?
    Feb 23, 2017
    Given the ridiculous costs of domestic flights in Canada I've had to improvise. I'm flying from Halifax with the hopes of ending my trip in Vancouver. Unfortunately flights are upwards of $600 from Halifax to YVR, however, Halifax to Bellingham is only $397. Oddly, the flight path for the Bellingham destination is Halifax - YVR - Seattle - Bellingham. There is a 3 hour layover in YVR, at which point I would like to collect my bags and end my trip. Given that this connection goes on to an international flight (YVR - Seattle) will we be required to pick up our bags anyways? If that's the case, I'm home free! Can anyone give me confirmation on this?? Thanks!


    Your bags will go to US Immigration and Customs preclearance in Vancouver. If you want to bring checked bags, you can't try to game the system this way.


  • Connection and baggage
    Feb 21, 2017
    I initially booked to fly from Maui to Vancouver and Vancouver to Regina but I am now staying in Vancouver and not taking the second part of the trip. Will I get my luggage in Vancouver to go through customs or will it go straight through to Regina even if I am not on the second half of the booking?


    My understanding of the current situation is that it will go straight through to Regina, so don't check any bags if you want to stay in Vancouver.


  • connection times
    Feb 18, 2017
    Hi, I am flying in from los angeles at 1pm and need to book a connectiong flight to kelowna or penticton. how much time should i allow for this - 4 or 5 hrs to be on the safe side. also on the way home i fly from vancouver at 2.30pm to los angeles. i need to get back first from kelowna or penticton how early should i leave


  • transit time
    Feb 19, 2017
    i will be arriving vancouver airport from brisbane and got a 2 hours waiting time before my connecting flight to calgary. will 2 hours enough? do i have to collect my luggage? or i have to collect and check in again?


    Are both flights on the same reservation?


    yes, cause there is no direct flight to calgary, so i must stop and transfer from vancouver.


  • Transfer domestic to international in YVR
    Feb 12, 2017
    I'm planning to trip to Seoul from Calgary and as I know I don't have to claim my baggage in YVR. Honwever I only have 70 minutes layover in YVR. Will this be enough to catch my next flight? And do I need to go through the departure process in YVR?


    If both flights are on the same reservation, then all you have to do in Vancouver on the way to Seoul is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 76 min connector?
    Feb 10, 2017
    I am flying from Frankfurt to SFO (home) via YVR next month. I had a 90 minute layover in YVR but the flight time to SFO changed and I now have 76 min. Single reservation and I should be booked through to SFO. Can I make it? Thank you!


    Correction - I have 66 minutes!


    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly. In Vancouver you will proceed directly to US Immigration and Customs Preclearance.


  • Transfer US to International
    Feb 10, 2017
    Looking at booking my 17-year old son a flight from San Diego through Vancouver to Seoul on Air Canada. The problem being only an hour for layover time. Will this be enough time for him to make the transfer? I've often found Vancouver dreadfully slow


    That will be really difficult. I know it's probably more expensive, but going through San Francisco or Tokyo will be much easier.


  • Connection
    Feb 9, 2017
    Hi I'm flying from Anchorage Alaska on air Canada I arrive at 18.26 terminal M into YHR I am then flying British airways to U.K. dep 20.55 will this be enough time to connect. Will I need to collect bags and clear security and customs ?


    Is it two separate reservations or one reservation?


    It's 2 separate bookings


    Then yes, you will have to go through Canadian Immigration, claim your bags, go through Customs, then re-check your bags with British Airways, go through security, and to your departure gate.


    Thank you will I have enough time between flights to do that?


    You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • immigration and baggage
    Feb 8, 2017
    Hello, I am flying out from YVR to New Jersey with a layover in Toronto via Air canada. When I came in the baggage was checked in all the way. 1) Will the Immigration check be in Toronto and not Vancouver? 2) Will I need to collect my baggage and then check it again in Toronto?


    Yes, Immigration will be in Toronto and you should not have to claim it.


  • Booking separate flight to YYJ from YVR
    Feb 8, 2017
    Hi there. We have a flight landing in YVR at 9:05 AM from NKG (China). We want to book a separate flight to YYJ from YVR departing at 11:05 AM. Do we have to go through customs and then get our bags and go back through security, and will this be enough time to make it on the YYJ flight? Thanks!


    Yes, you have to do all that. it's difficult to do all that in 2 hours. I suggest maybe taking a ferry to Victoria instead.


  • Luggage
    Feb 2, 2017
    I have a one ticket flight on ac from Kelowna to Vancouver to Toronto to Miami. Does my checked bag go all the way to Miami or do I need to claim it in Toronto and take it through customs


    You will claim it in Toronto to go through US Customs preclearance.


    Feb 2, 2017
    Good evening sir ...I'm from the Philippines. I will going to Edmonton Canada but I arrive first in Vancouver then I take connecting or domestic flight going to Edmonton.. My question is where I can get my checked bagged is it on Vancouver or Edmonton.. Please help because I'm first time traveller. Thank you


    You will have to claim your bags in Vancouver to take them through Canadian customs. You will then re-check them and obviously re-claim them in Edmonton.


  • Hidden City with Checked Baggage
    Jan 27, 2017
    I'm looking to get from Halifax to Vancouver one way. There's an opportunity to book a ticket from YHZ--> YVR --> SEA at half the price of the direct flight. Do you have to pick up baggage in YVR and transfer them prior to the US connection? If so, I'd be able to just pick them up and skip my connecting flight.


    Your bags will go to the US Immigration and Customs preclearance facility, which you cannot exit any way other than to your flight to Seattle.


  • Conx time Hong Kong - Vancouver - Portland
    Jan 26, 2017
    I'll be traveling on separate tickets, arriving on Cathay at 11:45am and want to book on the 1:30pm AC flight to Portland. Is 1:45 enough time to collect bags, go through customs/immigration...check in for the AC flight and go to US pre-clearance? Thanks for any advice


    No, I don't think that's enough time.


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