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  • Distance between terminals and what to do to kill time!
    Jan 26, 2017
    I am arriving at YVR from Kelowna soon and then catching another flight to Brisbane 7 hours later. Im wondering how far it is to get to the international departures from the domestic arrivals as ill have a lot of luggage to walk with. Also is there anything I can do or leave my bags while i wait a long time? I wont be able to check in until 4 hours before flight i presume. Flying with Air Canada. Thank you!


    If both flights are on the same reservation you don't have to do anything with your luggage in Vancouver. Vancouver only has one terminal.


    There not on the same reservation so I have to collect my bags then get there


    Are both flights on Air Canada? Then you should be able to have your bags checked through in Kelowna by showing the second reservation.


    Unfortunately not I'm flying with westjet to Vancouver. I'll just have to download lots of movies to watch before I can check in!


  • Connection flight
    Jan 16, 2017
    I will be arriving in Vancouver from Hong Kong for connecting flight to Toronto. Do I need to go through Canadian Customs? Do i need to collect my bags from the baggage carousel and recheck them at the transfer desk, or do they go straight through to Toronto.And is 2 hours enough time for all of this?


    Yes, in Vancouver you will go through Canadian immigration and Customs. Ask the Border Canada agent if you need to claim your bags. You have enough time.


    Thank you for your quick response


  • Customs
    Jan 9, 2017
    I will be arriving in Vancouver from NY City for a connecting flight to Sydney. Do I need to clear customs ? And is 2 hours enough time for all this? Thanks very much


    If both flights are on the same reservation, you just have to go through Canadian Passport Control and then to your departure gate. 2 Hours is plenty of time.


  • Connecting from Westjet to Air New Zealand
    Jan 4, 2017
    We are flying from Toronto on Westjet to Vancouver and connecting on Air New Zealand to Auckland. Westjet can check bags through but apparently can not issue Air NZ boarding passes in Toronto. On arrival in Vancouverdo we. Proceed In Transit to International Departures or go the scenic route to regular check in for Air NZ?


    You can do either - the Air New Zealand gate should be able to issue your boarding passes.


    But normally the gate is only open 1 hour prior to departure


    Then if you arrive plenty of time early, go to the regular ANZ check-in desk.


  • Transfer times
    Jan 3, 2017
    I have a scheduled arrival at 1910 from Saskoon into Vancouver and an onward departure to London at 2110. is 2 hours ok? Hand baggage only. Business class to London? Thanks. I do not have a through ticket and don't want to wait a further 24 hours if I can help it.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • transit through yvr
    Dec 23, 2016
    Will be flying in Aug 2017 and transiting through YVR from YYZ to Australia. My flight AC33 departs YYZ at 2015 and scheduled to arrive YVR at 2210 to connect through Brisbane, Australia at 2345. I require wheelchair assistance, Will I be able to make a timely transit through YVR?


    Yes, that is plenty of time. If both flights are on the same reservation all you have to do in Vancouver is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 55 min connector?
    Dec 21, 2016
    Hi ..... flying out from Toronto, connecting to vegas through YVR.... is 55 mins enough time? I will have no checked in bags? Only a small carry on I don't mind running with lol


    Are both flights on the same reservation? You will have to go through US Immigration and Customs preclearance in Vancouver. it should be enough time.


  • connecting flight from Vancouver to Calgary-minimum time
    Dec 19, 2016
    I will fly to vancouver on June 30, next year from Teipei. Arriving time is 19.40 ,Eva Air. Can I connect flight to Calgary , Air canada at 22.30? I have to go through customs, pick up luggage and re check in at Domestic counter and go through security check. Can it be done in 2 hrs 50 min, provided with separate tickets ?


    I think that's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Thank you.


  • China to Vancouver to Edmonton
    Dec 15, 2016
    Hi, Wondering if 1.5 hr is enough time to pick up luggage, go through customs and check in.. via International to Vancouver to Edmonton? Anything I should do to ensure a smooth transition?


    What airlines are you flying? Are your tickets on two separate reservations or one reservation?


    I am trying to dig information for my gf, she's returning to Edmonton. Cathay Pacific to Vancouver, followed by 1.5 hr layover, Westjet to Edmonton Apparently, she'll need to go through customs, then baggage pick up, then do security check and check in again. Should she just let the staff know so in case there's a long line up, she can get in front of the line? just so she doesn't miss her flight?


    A lot of people will be connecting on her flight so it wouldn't be fair for her to cut the line. If she misses her flight there is likely a later one she can be rebooked on by Westjet.


    Also, she should have enough time if the first flight is on-time.


    It is at night time, so the next flight would be in the morning, the problem is she doesn't wait to layover till the morning.


    yes should be ok.


  • Air NZ to YVR then to YYZ on Air Canada
    Nov 29, 2016
    I am traveling to YVR from Aukland on Air New Zealand and then on the YYZ via Air Canada. I don't think i will be able to get my AC boarding pass in NZ. Will I have to retrieve my bags, exit and then recheck in to AC domestic terminal or can this be done on the other side of customs?


    If everything is the same reservation you should be issued both boarding passes in New Zealand. You will have to exit security after you go through Canadian customs anyway.


  • connection time
    Nov 26, 2016
    Air Canada just moved up our connecting flight and we will only have 55 min. from our Seattle arrival and our Whitehorse departure. Is it enough time?


  • Transferring checked bags
    Nov 19, 2016
    We will be arriving at YVR from a United Airlines flight from Chicago. We have a flight scheduled to continue to Victoria but we are going to have to forfeit it due to a family issue that has come up in Vancouver. What I remember about this connection from Vancouver to Victoria is that we collect our checked bags, walk to the other side of the terminal and re check them at the Air Canada kiosk. Is this still the case? If not, could you please inform me as to how to intercept our checked bags at YVR? Thank you very much.


  • 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.


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