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  • China to Vancouver to Edmonton
    Nov 30, 2016
    Hi, Wondering if 1.5 hr is enough time to pick up luggage, go through customs and check in.. via International to Vancouver to Edmonton? Anything I should do to ensure a smooth transition?


    What airlines are you flying? Are your tickets on two separate reservations or one reservation?


    I am trying to dig information for my gf, she's returning to Edmonton. Cathay Pacific to Vancouver, followed by 1.5 hr layover, Westjet to Edmonton Apparently, she'll need to go through customs, then baggage pick up, then do security check and check in again. Should she just let the staff know so in case there's a long line up, she can get in front of the line? just so she doesn't miss her flight?


    A lot of people will be connecting on her flight so it wouldn't be fair for her to cut the line. If she misses her flight there is likely a later one she can be rebooked on by Westjet.


    Also, she should have enough time if the first flight is on-time.


    It is at night time, so the next flight would be in the morning, the problem is she doesn't wait to layover till the morning.


  • Air NZ to YVR then to YYZ on Air Canada
    Nov 29, 2016
    I am traveling to YVR from Aukland on Air New Zealand and then on the YYZ via Air Canada. I don't think i will be able to get my AC boarding pass in NZ. Will I have to retrieve my bags, exit and then recheck in to AC domestic terminal or can this be done on the other side of customs?


    If everything is the same reservation you should be issued both boarding passes in New Zealand. You will have to exit security after you go through Canadian customs anyway.


  • connection time
    Nov 26, 2016
    Air Canada just moved up our connecting flight and we will only have 55 min. from our Seattle arrival and our Whitehorse departure. Is it enough time?


  • Transferring checked bags
    Nov 19, 2016
    We will be arriving at YVR from a United Airlines flight from Chicago. We have a flight scheduled to continue to Victoria but we are going to have to forfeit it due to a family issue that has come up in Vancouver. What I remember about this connection from Vancouver to Victoria is that we collect our checked bags, walk to the other side of the terminal and re check them at the Air Canada kiosk. Is this still the case? If not, could you please inform me as to how to intercept our checked bags at YVR? Thank you very much.


  • Connection time
    Nov 21, 2016
    Hi, I'm in the states on a E-3 working visa wanting to travel back to australia (citizen). Is 1hr 40min enough to transfer coming from Seattle going to Sydney, will my flight have some form of preclearance to avoid custom waits.


    Through YVR


    You should have enough time. You will go through a special passport check for passengers coming from the US and connecting out of Canada.


  • Transfer time for International Flight
    Nov 13, 2016
    I am arriving at YVR from Edmonton and will be catching a flight to Bangkok on China Airlines. I have a 1 hr and 50 minute layover in YVR to collect my bags and clear customs. Is this enough time?


    For further information, I am arriving at YVR at 10:40 PM and taking off for Bangkok at 12:40 AM.


    here is no Canadian customs when leaving Canada. If your bags aren't tagged through to Bangkok you have just enough time to do the baggage transfer and get through security.


    Nov 4, 2016
    Hi, we are landing at YVR from Los Angeles around 9:30am. Do we have enough time to catch a flight to Tofino, leaving from the South Terminal, at 11am?


    That will be difficult, but it's possible if you can get someone from Tofino Air to pick you up at the terminal and your flight from LAX is on-time.


  • Connection time
    Oct 31, 2016
    Hello, I have to transit through Vancouver airport to fly to India. My flight from Edmonton AC 255 reaches there at 8.05 pm and my flight to Newdelhi AC072 departs at 9.40 pm. Will 1 hr 35 minutes is enough for the connection? Do I need to go through security check in again? Thanks


  • Flying from PDX to Hong Kong thru YVR
    Oct 30, 2016
    If I'm flying in on Horizon/Alaska airlines through YVR to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific do I need to collect my bags and reprocess them after immigration?


    If both flights are on the same reservation you don't have to do anything with your bags in Vancouver.


  • Vancouver to Toronto
    Oct 30, 2016
    Hello, I am flying from Vancouver to Toronto as an international passenger. My flight is at 13.00 hrs. What time do I need to be at the airport please?


    If you want to be safe get there at 11 AM.


  • Transit time
    Oct 27, 2016
    Hi, I am going to book flight from Toronto to Portland (PDX) via vancouver. The transit time in vancouver will be 1 hour 10 mins. Is this time enough?


    Yes, that should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Connecting to the US
    Oct 25, 2016
    Hello. Do I need to leave the secure area to get to US CBP for a connecting flight to the US? I'm arriving from Regina at 0710 and departing to SFO at 0840. Enough time? Thx


    In Vancouver you will proceed directly to USCBP if your bags are tagged through to SFO. You have enough time.


  • Work Visa - YVR to LAX
    Oct 17, 2016
    Hello. I have to fly tomorrow at 4pm. I am going down to the states to do work and will need to apply for the work visa once I get to the airport. I am an engineer applying under NAFTA with a nexus card. How early Should I get to the airport. I think 12pm but I am unsure if that will be enough


    Yes, that should be enough time. Issuing a work visa shouldn't take more than 30 minutes, 60 tops if they're really backed up.


  • Transiting in VVR
    Oct 16, 2016
    Is 2 3/4 hours enough time to connect LAX-YVR-HKG arriving in YVR on Westjet departing for Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific using separate tickets. Thanks for any help.


    That will be difficult. You will have to go through Canadian immigration, claim your bags, re-check them with Cathay, and go through security. It's not impossible but it leaves no time to spare.


    Thanks, that helpful.


  • ord-yvr-seoul
    Oct 12, 2016
    Hello. I will be flying Sunday morning from ord-yvr-seoul. I will leave from term 2 which is domestic...then 1 1/2 hr layover in YVR at terminal M. Is this enough time to clear passport control and make next flight? Will I have time to a smoke?...lol TYVM


    Yes, that is enough time.


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