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  • 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.


  • connecting flight
    Oct 10, 2016
    I have a 1 hour and 46 min to connect with my international flight to Australia coming from Seattle. Will i have enough time to make my flight? Will I have to go through security and or customs? I am flying AIr Canada on both flights.


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go through Canadian passport control and to your departure gate.


  • Duty free on transfer from international to domestic transfer in YVR
    Oct 9, 2016
    Hello, I'm in the Osaka KIX airport flying to Vancouver YVR and transfering to Winnipeg YWG. I want to buy duty free alcohol here in the Osaka airport but will I be able to take it on to my next flight from YVR to YWG? Or do I have to go through security again in YVR and if so will I be able to bring it through security?


    Yes, you can bring it with you. Canada is a lot simpler.


  • YQR to YVR TO SJC- Clearing US customs and immigration
    Oct 6, 2016
    Hi, I am looking at a flight that lands in Vancouver from Regina and there is 1 hour and 11 minutes between the flight from Vancouver to San Jose,USA. I am a non US passport holder (no green card), work visa, so I'll have to go through immigration. Is the 1 hour and 11 minutes layover too short? I am planning on flying back on Jan 3rd 2017. I won't have nay checked in baggages, only carry on.


    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Leaving Vancouver on Delta to Salt Lake city on 29
    Sep 28, 2016
    We have a a 540 am flight on delta to Salt lake city. How early do I have to ariive to check in and get to the flight as a Nexus traveler We arrive the day before inn YVR


    Preclearance opens at 4:30. If you have checked bags, check in probably opens shortly before that.


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