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  • Connection times
    Feb 28, 2015
    Hi, we fly into vancover from toronto and then have 90 mins to get on phillipine air to manilla. Will thst be enough time to move from domestic to international and clear customs? Also, the ticket was bought together form a travel agent so will the bags be checked all the way from start to finish? And what happens if we miss the flight? Thx


    You will not have to clear customs. All you have to do is walk to your departure gate. Yes, your bags should be transferred automatically. If you miss your flight due to a late inbound flight you will be rebooked on the Phillipine Air flight the next day. If there is no flight the next day you will probably be rerouted there through Japan.


  • New Immigrants Vancouver-Montreal
    Feb 25, 2015
    Hi! We are new immigrants from the Philippines and we will be landing in Vancouver to take our connecting flight to Montreal. The problem is we will be arriving at 15:15 and our plane for Montreal departs at 16:50 via Air Canada. Will there be enough time for us to go through customs and immigration and still catch our flight to Montreal or do we need to rebook our flight? It is our 1st time going to Canada and I would appreciate if you can shed some light on our problem. Best Regards!


    That should be enough time.


  • Arrive from Portland on Alaska Air going to Germany on Condor
    Feb 4, 2015
    Will have enough connection time with 1 hour 55 min, no checked bag, on a Sunday: to arrive from Portland on Alaska Air at 3:20, clear customs, get my Condor boarding pass and get to a flight to Germany departing at 5:15 (clear German customs also or just security?) Thank you!


    You will only clear canadian customs in Vancouver. You should have enough time but it doesn't leave much to spare in case of delays.


  • Domestic transfer South Terminal to Main Terminal
    Feb 2, 2015
    I am booked on a flight from Bella Bella arriving at 16:10 in the South Terminal. I would like to take a 17:30 Air Canada flight to Toronto. Would I have enough time to collect my bag, take the shuttle, check-in (me and my bag) and get the 'plane?


    That would probably barely be enough time.


  • connection from Yvr to HNL
    Feb 2, 2015
    Hi, I'm worried about my conncection time now. I have a flight that arrives in YVR at 16:11 but I have a flight to catch to HNL at 17:35.... DO you think I can make it? I heard it takes at least an hour to clear the US customs... please help if not I'll have to change my flight.. Thanks a lot!


    That should be enough time.


    Ok Great. DO you know if its far to walk from my domestic arrival in yvr to Us departure border ? Thx so much.


    YVR is not a terribly large airport.


  • Travelling from Toronto to Vancouver then to Phoenix
    Jan 8, 2015
    I'm travelling from Toronto to Vancouver and then to Phoenix there is only 1hr and 5 min to connect, same carrier Air Canada and me and my buddy will have checked luggage. Can I make this connect?


    Yes, that should be doable. You just have to follow signs for US departures, you will pre-clear US Immigration in Vancouver.


  • necessary to recover checked baggage for customs?
    Dec 25, 2014
    Will land at YVR tomorrow morning from Hawaïï. will then transit to Toronto and Québec as final destination. Do we need to recover checked baggage at YVR to pass canadian customs?


    Yes, you do.


  • Domestic flight to International
    Sep 7, 2014
    If I'm flying into Vancouver via Kelowna and then flying Internationally with a 4 hour wait, do I need to claim my baggage before going to the international side?


  • Enough transfer time?
    Jul 29, 2014
    Hi I'm flying into Vancouver at 12:35 and my connecting flight to Toronto is at 2:15, is a 1 hour and 40 minute layover enough time to go through customs, immigration and claim luggage?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • International Studen going to Toronto through vancouver
    Jun 19, 2014
    Hi, I'm flying AirCanada from Hong Kong to Toronto via Vancouver. Do I deal with immigration at vancouver or Toronto? I only have about 1hr 40min layover time, will that be enough?


  • Newbie
    May 26, 2014
    Hi im flying from the philippines to toronto with stopover on vancouver. Do i have to do immigration on vancouver? And do i have to claim my baggage and re check it again? Thank you


    Yes on both counts.


  • Transfer time international arrival to domestic Victoria ?
    Mar 31, 2014
    Arriving from Switzerland at 6.50 pm, going through immigration, claiming baggage and then flying to Victoria at 8.oo pm. Will we have enough time or should we fly at 9 pm ? Thanks for experienced advice


    You could probably make the 8 PM but I would book the 9 PM just to be safe.


  • Flying From NWT to YVR then SFO...do I pick up my baggage???
    Mar 23, 2014
    Hi, I'm flying from NT tomorrow with a stop in Calgary and a stop in YVR then on to San Francisco.. What I need to know...do I pick up my bags in YVR before going to US departures? I only have 1 Hour and 30 min before US plane leaves so I don't know if that's enough time???


    Your bags will be there to claim once you clear US immigration in the US departures pre-clearance area. You should have enough time.


  • Flying to Ireland from YVR via Chicago
    Feb 26, 2014
    Do I need to collect my luggage in Chicago and recheck it in again to Dublin or will my luggage be directly booked from YVR to Dublin?


    If you bought both flights on one ticket, bags will automatically be transferred. Use U.S. customs clearance at YVR; and on your return at Dublin (they also have US customs clearance.)


    Actually, if you are on the Aer Lingus Dublin-Chicago flight, you will not go through Pre-clearance in Dublin as that flight does not use it. On your return you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and re-check in Terminal 5, then take the ATS train to Terminal 1 for your flight to Vancouver. Also, on your way out you will have to take the ATS train from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5 and go through security, although your bags will be checked through.


  • China to US connecting in YVR, Air Canada and United
    Dec 23, 2013
    I'm flying from China back to US via YVR. First leg is Air Canada and second is United. Does anyone know if I will get my bags checked all the way to my final destination when I check in in China? Thank you!


    Yes, since Air Canada and United are in Star Alliance you should be able to have your bags checked through to the US.


    Thank you! That's really helpful!


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