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  • Seattle to Shanghai connections time
    Jun 13, 2013
    My wife is arriving from Seattle to YVR on Alaska Airlines at 11:33 (Gate E94). She has a connection with China Eastern Airlines leaving at 1:20 (Gate D67). She can get a boarding pass at the gate for China Eastern. She has no checked baggage, just carry on. She must be at gate D67 by 12:40. Does she have enough time? She must go through (Canadian?) customs. Can she stay inside and go straight to the gate? Or does she need to go outside security, get a boarding pass and come back in (in which case I do not think she can make it.) This is happening tomorrow, June 13.


    Yes, I think she will have to go through Canadian immigration. I don't think she will have enough time to do all that. She should try to get on an earlier flight.


    Thanks ZAP! Yes, I think you are right. Because she does not have a boarding pass, she cannot stay inside security and go straight to the China Eastern gate. So, she will have to go outside security and back in. There is no way to do that in time. Everyone says it takes at least 2 hours. So, we found a way to get her ther early! Alaska has an option called "Same Day Confirmed". This lets you switch to an earlier flight to the same destination on the same day without changing or invalidating your ticket! She is using this option right now. Hope it works!


  • Victoria to Vancouver to Beijing
    Jun 4, 2013
    I'm flying from Victoria to Beijing and I'm connecting through Vancouver. The problem is I have one ticket for Victoria to Vancouver with Air Canada, and my Vancouver to Beijing flight with Air China is on another ticket. To make it clearer, they were accidentally booked separately. Will I have to leave domestic, check in, and go through security again?


    Yes, you will probably have to leave the secure area as I don't know how else you'd get your Air China boarding pass. Perhaps if you can check in online and you don't have any checked bags you can stay in the secure area.


  • connecting flight from SEA to NRT
    Jun 12, 2013
    If I came from SEA by Horizon ariving YVR.If I had check trough NRT already having baggage claim tag but not having JL boarding pass. Can I go to the internal gate without leaving secure area, or just go to JL counter check-in at public area. Can I layover at night when arriving YVR before departure at daytime.


    The JAL gate counter would probably be able to print your boarding pass for you. However, if you're talking about connecting in YVR, you will have to leave the secure area anyway after you clear Canadian immigration. I don't know what you mean with your "layover" question.


    Thank You ZAP Layover I mean if i stay over night at the airport in public area.


    As t staying overnight at YVR: Open http://www.sleepinginairports.net/northamerica/vancouver-airport.htm#.UYPdSEptaiA


    Thank You frmay


    Are you sure you have to leave the secured area after Canadian immigration? What if you do not have any baggage? I heard if you have not baggage you can go straight to the gate. Please see my question above about "Seattle to Shanghai..." My wife is leaving soon!


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