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  • Terminal 'M'
    Aug 11, 2012
    Air canada AC555 from LAX by ticket is to terminal 'M'. Where is it on layout map.looks like A.C. uses Domestic Term 'c'


    At YVR, Air Canada uses the Domestic Terminal's Concourse C, which has gates C25-52.


  • pick up a client
    Jul 26, 2012
    I am picking up a client from arrivals. Where are the passenger pick up out side where he can wait until I get there so I don't have to park?


    YVR does not have a cell phone lot and does not indicate passenger pickup area in front of either domestic or international terminals on their maps, which both of which are accessible on level 2, the Arrivals level. However, the 3-level Parkade in front of the terminals offers half-hour parking at $4.25, to be paid at the cashier. For more information contact or call (604) 207 7077.


  • connecting to US Flight
    Jul 25, 2012
    Arrive on WestJet to Vancouver terminal and connecting to Maui westjet also. Is 90 minutes long enough to get across terminal and thru US connections and board flight to maui. 8:00 a.m. flight.


    At YVR, WestJet is listed as serving Concourse A (A gates) - which are in the Domestic Terminal. International Arrivals come in at the International Terminal, attached to the Domestic Terminal, with U.S. customs clearance facilities. I am not sure whether you need to go through customs before taking your Maui flight or only upon your return. However, 90 mins would be adequate for both instances.


    Hi Daisy, If you're arriving to YVR from a Canadian destination (ex: Calgary), then you'll arrive in the Domestic Terminal as noted by wejul12. From there you'll head to the International Terminal where you'll need to clear US Customs before boarding your flight to Hawaii. Keep an eye out for signs pointing you toward US connections, or you can ask anyone of our staff in Green Coats or at the Customer Information Desk for assistance/information. 90 minutes is enough time. When returning from Hawaii, you will also clear Canadian Customs when you land in Vancouver before heading home. Have a great trip!


  • Connection Time
    Jun 27, 2012
    Flying in from New Zealand and transferring to a different airline does anyone know if two and a half hours will be enough time? Thanks for the help.


    Hard to tell as you don't state layover airport & airlines you use. As a rule, all interntional arrivals at the U.S. (other than those from certain Canadian airports with U.S. pre-clearance), need to go through passport control, pick up bags, go through customs clearance and if continuing journey, re-check-in bags - In summer season that can take 40 to 50 mins. You need to inquire from your first airline whether they are willing to transfer bags to your connecting airline's flight - not all airlines do, in which case you would need to take your bag along to the connecting terminal to check it in with the next airline. I suggest you open, add your connecting airport, then click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS - scroll down to the text where you can get terminal details & how to get around.


  • Transfer from US arrival to MNL (PAL)
    Jun 19, 2012
    When arriving from US (United 834) and transferring to PHIL AIRLINES (PR 117) to Manila, is it necessary to fetch and recheck luggage? Do both flights arrive/depart from D or E gates?


    Vancouver Airport has U.S. customs clearance - saving you time at arrival at [Philadelphia Airport?] You can walk between Gates D & E inside security - no need to go through security check.


  • Transfer procedure - time frame
    Jun 5, 2012
    Will one and half hour be enough to process the transfer from YVR to YYZ(Toronto)?


    You have enough time for YVR - YYZ transfer.


    Thanks for your answer.


  • US to Canada Transfer fr. YVR to Toronto
    Jun 5, 2012
    After finding the luggage and clear the custom, do we need take the luggage to the public hall to the connecting C gate? In another words, after claim luggage and clear the custom, do we need to recheck the luggage in before proceeding transfer gate?


    YVR rules: If your flight originated in the US and you have to take connecting flight to an international destination you can (i) go to the special international connections customs counter, should your airline offer the option of automatic transfer of your luggage; or (ii) pick up your luggage from the carousel, follow international arrivals procedures and then US departures procedures – if your airline doesn't offer automatic transfer of your baggage. - If your connecting flight is by another airline, you need to make sure that your first airline will transfer bags.


    Will one and half hour be enough to process the transfer from YVR to YYZ(Toronto)?


  • US to Int'l Transfer
    May 31, 2012
    I'm flying from the US with a transfer to an Int'l flight to Europe (United to AirCanada). Do I just go from one gate to the next in the Int'l terminal or do I need to clear customs with baggage?


    1. You arrive at YVR via United at the International Terminal, Concourse E (E gates) and will depart via AirCanada from the Domestic Terminal, Concourse C (C gates). 2. Both terminals are connected. 3. Passengers arriving from the United States: Upon arrival at Vancouver Airport, you go through Canadian Customs and check the illuminated display panels for your assigned carousel number, then proceed to the baggage claim area where you find baggage trolleys. Your airline representative can, at your request, also call for a porter. Before proceeding to the public hall, present your customs declaration card to CBSA border services, where you might be directed for further manual inspection or search, if deemed necessary. 4. Thereafter simply follow signs to your connecting C gate.


  • Transfer
    Apr 26, 2012
    I arrive from Victoria into Vancouver en route to London England. It says one hour seven minutes connection time. Is this sufficient? Do I have to change terminal buildings. Thanks


    1. If using Air Canada to YVR, you would arrive at Concourse C (gates C30-52). 2. The international departure gates are D50-78. 3. Domestic & International Gates: Signs to gates are clearly marked – Domestic gates A1-10, B11-29 & C30-52 are marked with the Canadian flag. International gates D50 to 78 are marked with a blue globe & the American Flag. You have enough time!


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