Vancouver (YVR) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM
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Hi! Booking a flight from SEA to HKG, but cannot get it on one itinerary on Cathay (and get the plane I want to take) If I book Alaska airlines to YVR landing at 00:18, then depart 02:05 to HKG, will that be enough time if not on same itinerary, and will also need to check bags? Thank you!
ZAP8 hr ago
That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
I am going from Toronto to Seattle with a connecting flight in Vancouver. The layover is 2 hours. My questions is will I need to go through customs/border control at Vancouver which may result in me missing my flight? Or will Customs and border check be done at Toronto?
Yes, you will go through US Immigration and Customs Preclearance in Vancouver. 2 hours is enough time.
I am a Chinese citizen flying with Air China from Calgary to Beijing, with a connection at YVR (the Calgary-Vancouver flight is operated by Air Canada). Do I need to collect and recheck my luggages, go through security and customs at YVR? Thank you!
You don't have to do anything with your bags in Vancouver on the way to Beijing if both flights are on the same reservation. There is no Canadian customs when leaving Canada.
Flying from Beijing landing in Vancouver then onto Calgary booked with same Air Line. Do you pass thru customs in Vancouver when changing planes? Also seems that the flight from Beijing is always late, will they put you on another flight if connection is missed. Thanks
Yes, you will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. Yes, if you miss your connection you will be rebooked on a later flight to Calgary.
I am going trough Vancouver from NYC to Manila. What is the process at the airport to make the connection
If everything is on the same reservation you will go through Canadian passport control and to your departure gate.
ZAP, when you say Canadian passport control or Canadian Immigration and Customs in Vancouver, do you refer to the same agent or they are different?
There's a special lane for passengers coming from the US and connecting to International flights in Vancouver where they just check your passport.
Thanks for the clarification, ZAP. That is the one I missed, instead, I went to the regular Canadian Immigration and Customs which is very time consuming. I wish the sign or instruction for transitioning at YVR was more clear so less painful experience.