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I have a flight starting in toronto YYZ, connecting in vancouver and then on to Anchorage Alaska, where will I clear customs, in toronto or vancouver
You will go through US Immigration and customs preclearance in Vancouver. There is no Canadian customs when leaving Canada.
Hello,

I am looking to book a flight on a Sunday morning in November on Alaska Airlines from Seattle to YVR (arrives in YVR at 10:56am) and then connecting to an Air Canada flight to Hong Kong at 12:10pm. The flights are on separate itineraries and I will not have any checked bags to pick up or recheck. Will 1 hour and 14 minutes be sufficient to make the international connection to Hong Kong? Thank you
That will be really difficult if you for some reason aren't able to check in online for your Hong Kong flight. I recommend an earlier flight to Vancouver if you are insistent on this routing.
Will be arriving at YVR from Beijing on China Eastern at 9:04am, departing for SEA on Alaska Airlines at 11:58, with a US passport. The flights are not connecting, so I'm concerned about having enough time to pick up a checked bag, clear Canadian immigration/customs, check in and re-check my bag with Alaska, then get through US Customs and Immigration preclearance and the security checkpoint in a little under three hours. Trying to decide if I should check luggage or make do with a carry on, or if that would even make much difference in the whole process.
Yes, that should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly. Yes, not checking a bag will save you time.
Thanks for your help!
Hi,

I am connecting through YVR on separate tickets in early December, from American arriving 11:12 am, to Cathay Pacific departing 1:15pm). I may have a bag to check, but can skip it if saves time (how much?). Is this definitely enough time if the flights are on time? If so, how much margin would I have on average?

thanks a lot
With no checked bags that should be enough time. It may be a bit difficult with checked bags.
Will I need to check through customs in YVR or Taipei when travelling from YYC through YVR to Taipei?
There is no Canadian customs when leaving Canada.
My friend is a UK citizen and is flying from London to Vancouver on Westjet and catching a connecting flight on Alaska to Portland. He wants to know if needs a Canada eTA even if he will be going through US Customs in Vancouver?
Yes, he still needs ETA.
I am flying business class from Chicago to Taipei via Vancouver with 1 hour and 10 min connecting time.
What if I missed my flight would I still on the business class on the next flight?
You should have enough time. If you missed your flight whether or not you got Business class would depend if there was business class available on the next day's flight or on a different route to Taipei.
Hi!
I have a flight from Chicago to Taipei with connection in Vancouver and the time between one flight and another is 70 minutes, is that long enough?
Both flights are by air Canada,
Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from Chicago is on-time.
Im travelling from vancouver to hongkong 9.25am. Will there be enough time if I book calgary to vancouver at 7am? Arriving in vancouver 7.30am. So about 2 hours to claim my baggage and check in with a different airline.
That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Ok thanks ZAP
If I am in transit between Beijing and Portland OR, as US citizen, can I leave the airport during my layover?
Yes, you can.