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  • MNL - YVR - YYC
    Aug 23, 2015
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    Hi, I have a trip this Oct to YYC. It goes this way: Oct 24 MNL YVR PR Oct 24 YVR YYC AC There is a total of 3 hrs and 15 minutes layover at the Vancouver Airport. Will this be enough so I can clear my flight to Calgary? By the way, Philippine Airlines owns the ticket stock, so will my checked baggage be transported all the way from MNL to YYC or I still need to go through the Canadian Immigration and then recheck my bag later for my YYC flight? Thanks.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. The Philippine airline agent in Manila will let you know if they can check your bags to YYC or not. Either way you will have to claim them in Vancouver to go through Canadian customs. However, if they are tagged to YYC you can immediately re-check them at the re-check desk. Otherwise you will have to take them to the Air Canada check-in desk and pay checked bag fees.

     

    Thank you. Do you know any cheap transportation from YYC to a specific location in the Downtown Calgary?

     

  • YYZ-YVR-AKL-ADL
    Aug 20, 2015
    1
    I am a Canadian Citizen travelling from Toronto to Adelaide, Australia. I have a 6.5 hour stop over in Vancouver before I fly to Auckland and transfer to Adelaide. I would like to leave the airport to meet with a friend in Vancouver... Is there enough time? And will I have to bring my baggage with me?

     

    Yes, that is enough time to leave the airport and assuming all tickets were purchased on the same reservation your bags will be tagged through to Adelaide and you won't have to claim them in Vancouver.

     

  • MNL-YVR-SEA
    Aug 17, 2015
    1
    I am flying from Manila to Vancouver on Philippine Airlines, then to Seattle. My flight to Seattle is separate as Philippine Airlines did not have a codeshare with Air Canada Express. Does this count as a transit through YVR? I do not have a visa as I understand Philippine passport holders are part of the transit without visa program. Do I need to clear Canadian immigration and customs first, and then proceed to the US clearance area?

     

    I believe YVR has a secure walkway between International arrivals and US Departures. However, if your bags aren't checked through to Seattle you will have to go through Canadian Immigration to claim and re-check them. the YVR website has a very clear description of the procedures: http://www.yvr.ca/en/navigating-yvr/passenger-guides/connecting-through-yvr.aspx

     

  • flying from the US to Australia via YVR
    Aug 15, 2015
    1
    I am flying from Denver, Colorado to YVR and then 2 hours later from YVR to Sydney, Australia (SYD). Both flight with Air Canada. When I arrive in YVR from Denver will I need to clear Canadian Customs and then go through security again to fly from YVR to SYD or can I just stay in the secure zone and transfer to my International flight to Sydney?

     

    I believe that Vancouver has a walkway directly from US Departures to International departures so you should not have to go through Canadian Immigration, but I'm no 100% sure about that. If I recall the Vancouver airport website is quite good.

     

  • from HK to Toronto connecting flight in Vancouver
    Aug 5, 2015
    1
    I am returning from Hong Kong to Toronto, connecting flight in Vancouver airport. I have a couple questions: (1) Do I have to claim my luggage for custom and then check-in again from Air Canada (2) The layover time is 1 hr 20 min. Is this sufficient time? Thanks so much for your help. any info is helpful Michael

     

    Yes, in Vancouver you will go through Canadian Immigration, claim your bags, go through Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. That layover time is possible but cutting it close. but don't worry too much as Air Canada has almost hourly flights from YVR to YYZ.

     

  • DO I NEED TO GET MY LUGGAGE UPON ARRIVAL IN YVR?
    Aug 5, 2015
    1
    Hello, I have a client who's migrating to Winnipeg Canada and they'll be coming from Manila - Vancouver - Winnipeg. Please advise if they still need to claim their luggages upon arrival in YVR? or this is it tag up to YWG?

     

    Yes, they will have to claim their baggage in Vancouver to go through Canadian customs.

     

  • Flying YYZ-YVR-SEA
    Aug 4, 2015
    1
    If I buy a ticket on this route and decide not to go to SEA (Stay in YVR) can I get my luggage and leave the airport without going through customers?

     

    No, you can't. if you want to do that you will have to do Carry-on only and it will have to be the last leg of your trip.

     

  • Enough Connection time?
    Aug 4, 2015
    1
    I am a U.S. Citizen flying from Frankfurt to Vancouver on Condor airlines arriving in Vancouver at 4:40 pm. I have a separate WestJet ticket from Vancouver to San Francisco departing at 7:30 pm. Will I have enough time to clear Canadian customs, gather my bag, check in for the West Jet flight and clear US customs in time to make the WestJet flight?

     

    It should be barely enough time. Luckily YVR isn't a huge airport.

     

  • Domestic to international transfers
    Jul 29, 2015
    1
    I will be flying from Nanaimo (YCD) to YVR and then onto London - I have 125 mins before my flight to london - do i have to go through security in nanaimo and vancouver or just once ?

     

    If both tickets are on the same reservation then you will only have to go through security in Nanaimo.

     

  • enough time for connection ?
    Jul 27, 2015
    2
    Hello, My son will be arriving Vancouver from Paris at 16.40 ,pick up his bag,clear custom and check in for his connecting flight (different airline)to Smithers that leaves at 18.00 .Is 1 hrs 20 mn enough time to do all that ? Thanks

     

    It will be close. It depends on his flight from Paris arriving on-time. If he's flying Hawkair to Smithers I expect they'll be a little more lenient on the check-in deadline than Air Canada Express will.

     

    Thanks,better play safe and overnight in Vancouver.Unfortunately Hawkair has pulled out from smithers .

     

  • Domentic or international terminal? YVR to YUL to VCE
    Jul 20, 2015
    1
    I have a flight via Air Canada from YVR, connecting at Montreal (YUL), then fly to Venice, Italy (VCE). The luggage need to be checked-in to VCE directly. Should I check-in at YVR's domestic terminal or international terminal?

     

    Vancouver only has one terminal.

     

  • passport, customs and connectons
    Jul 16, 2015
    1
    arriving YVR Lufthansa connecting to united to SFO , all one tickets How much time should we allow for passport and customs controls,? We have heard horror stories , please help Do we collect our luggage first or is it auto transferred to connecting flight? How far away is the connecting United gate? Thank you for helping two 80 year old mobile travelers

     

    90 minutes should be enough time. Vancouver is not a large or complex airport.

     

  • NANAIMO TO UK RETURN
    Jul 13, 2015
    1
    does our checked luggage at Nanaimo automatically get transferred to our UK flight (both AC)? on the return from UK to Nanaimo via YVR does our luggage automatically get transferred to our Nanaimo flight, and if so where do we go through customs? thank you

     

    Yes, your bags will be automatically transferred in Vancouver on your way to the UK. On your return to Nanaimo, in Vancouver, you will go through Canadian Immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate for your flight to Nanaimo.

     

  • Customs
    Jul 9, 2015
    1
    I am flying from Montreal to Vancouver, then Vancouver to Seattle. Do you know where I will go through U.S. Customs/Immigration? I am traveling with students, and our connection in Vancouver is only 1:17. I am concerned that will not be enough time to go through Customs/Immigration if it is in Vancouver.

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. That should be enough time if your flight from Montreal is on-time.

     

  • Connecting HKG - YVR - Denver
    Jul 8, 2015
    1
    Hi, Flying with Cathay to YVR and then with United to Denver. Had to buy 2 separate tickets - the prices is almost 50% cheaper ... dunno why. Can I connect to my Denver flight without exiting to Canada? Does my airline need to give me a special 'pass' to enter the US Border control area? Can I just check in online for the Denver flight and print out the boarding pass? Thank you so much

     

    No, Cathay will not join a United flight to your reservation because they are not partners. If you don't have checked bags you can check in online and go straight to the US Border Control area with your printed out or mobile boarding pass. If you have to check bags you will have to go through Canadian Immigration and Customs, claim your bags, and then bring them to the United counter to check. Then go to US border control.

     





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