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  • Montreal - VAncouver - Honolulu
    Aug 11, 2016
    Going to Honolulu with a plane change in Vancouver. Only have 1h10 for connection. Is that enough and do I have to get my luggage to pass through customs?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your flight from Montreal is on-time.


  • Is 55 minutes enough time to transfer flights with no checked bags?
    Aug 8, 2016
    I am departing a cruise ship early in Victoria BC as I need to get back to LA before the cruise ends. I should be off the cruise ship between 5:30-5:45pm. The issue is the last flight out that doesn't have a 6-11 hour layover (hence spending the night at the airport) leaves from Vancover at 8:20pm. If I miss the 8:20pm flight I have to wait until 6:30am for the next flight to LA. I've tried every airport option to get to LA but there is nothing better. I have two options to get to the airport in Vancover and I wanted to know if either option sounds feasible to make the 8:20pm departure to LA. Please let me know if either option is feasible or if I need to spend the night at a hotel. Please note I will not be checking bags and I have a US passport so I need to go through immigration in Vancover. OPTION ONE I catch the seaplane from Victoria Harbor at 6:35pm (seaplane is on other side of harbor about ten minutes away so I have plenty of time to make this flight.). Seaplane lands at Vancover airport at 7:05pm. I will have to take a shuttle which is about 10-15 minutes to main terminal and then go through security and pre-clearance. If I arrive at 7:15pm will I have any chance of making the LAX flight that departs at 8:20pm? OR OPTION TWO I take the train from Victoria harbor to Victoria international. I was told the train is about 25-30 minutes so I should be at the airport by 6pm. Since it's such a small airport they said it should be fine to arrive an hour early for my flight. I would take the 7:00pm flight that lands in Vancover at 7:25pm. Since I will already be in the Vancover airport and it is only one terminal and I will not have any checked bags do I have any chance of catching the 8:20pm departure to LAX? Canadian Airlines won't let me book this as one ticket as they said I need 70minutes between flights as I have to get my bag and go through pre-clearance customs. I'm not checking a bag so I could try and make this work by booking it as two tickets. Thank you! Please let me know if there are any other options.


  • From Osaka to Montreal via YVR
    Aug 30, 2016
    I am a canadian coming back from vacation from Osaka to Montreal via Vancouver. What process do i have to go through in Vancouver airport with luggage? I have 2 hours before flight to Montreal.


    You have enough time. You will either claim your bags in Vancouver or identify them on a screen to clear Canadian customs. They will tell you what to do.


    hi zap i am travelling to toronto via hongkong and vancouver. My connecting time is only 1 hour and 55 minutes on vancouver is this enough time? im flying with my 2 kids and we're immigrant.


  • Transit through YVR on PDX to FRA
    Aug 7, 2016
    Arrive AC flight from PDX connecting to LH flight to FR on same ticket issued by UA with 1 hour 25 minute connection. Can I make it? Go through Canadian passport control?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • Sydney-Vancouver-Toronto-London LHR
    Aug 6, 2016
    I am flying AC34 from Sydney to Toronto (transiting in Vancouver) and then connecting on to London. What will I have to do in terms of immigration and baggage at YVR and at YYZ ?


    In Vancouver, you will go through Canadian immigration, identify your bags on a screen, go through customs, and security. in Toronto all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Mexico City - Vancouver - Victoria
    Jul 30, 2016
    I will fly from Mexico City to Vancouver by Aeromexico, then to Victoria by Air Canada. The first flight arrives at 10:05pm and the second is at 11:55pm Do we need to claim and re-check the baggage at Vancouver? Is the 1 hour and 55 min time enough?


    Yes, I believe you will have to . You should have enough time.


  • Connection flight from SFO-YVR-HKG luggage
    Jul 26, 2016
    i have a connection flight from SFO-YVR-HKG do i need to reclaim my luggage or custom/immigration procedure? i am residence of US (green card)


    No, upon arrival you will just go through Canadian passport control and to your departure gate. You don't have to do anything with your bags.


  • Connecting to US Flight @ YVR
    Jul 25, 2016
    We are transferring to a US connection at YVR flying from YEG through YVR to HNL. I flew through Vancouver before on a connection and I didn't have to pick up my bags just look at them on a computer screen. Is that still the case? Just trying to plan as we have 2 little ones under 2 so picking up bags is kind of a big deal.


    Yes, that should still be the case.


  • customs/immigration wait time
    Jul 15, 2016
    Hello. We are flying from LAX to YVR on Canada air arriving on a Friday morning and connecting 1:35 mins later to Wlliams lake. Is this enough time to clear customs if we have carry on's only?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your flight from LAX is on-time.


  • Enough time for transfer
    Jul 14, 2016
    Ifi arrive at 1:25 pm will i have enough time to make it to my ground transportation at 2:30pm? What hoops do i need to go through on arrival to the airport?


    More info: I will be flying in from Phoenix, arriving at 1325 and need to meet ground transfer to a cruise ship ar 1430. Will i have time to go through customs and grab bags and meet the transport in 1 hour?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your flight from Phoenix is on-time.


  • from YUL to PEK
    Jul 14, 2016
    We are flying with AirChina and will be departing YUL (Montreal) and heading to Beijing (PEK) but our connecting flight will be at YVR (Vancouver). Our connecting time is only 50 mins. Do we need to go throught security checkpoint again? And do we have enough time to make our connecting flight to Beijing? Thank you.


    If both tickets are on the same reservation then no you do not have to go through security again in Vancouver. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thank you so much. You've been very helpful.


  • From HKG to YVR to LAX Question
    Jul 13, 2016
    I will be go home from HKG connecting in YVR on Air Canada flight arriving at 4:30pm and connecting to Air Canada flight to LAX. Will I have to go through Canada Immigration and Customs prior to US Pre-Clearance? Thanks!


    No, you can proceed directly to preclearance after arrival.


    Thanks for the reply. The only thing is that I have to make sure that I get the eTA. I spoke to an officer at YVR today and he said that it's up to the airline personnel at the gate whether to let someone board without an eTA even though the grace period is till Sept 29th 2016. Another question, is the area where I will be "stuck in " after US pre-clearance ok to spend a 7 hr layover? I was hoping that I would be able to explore YVR but seems that I will be stuck in the US area. Thanks again


    The US Precleared "lounge" isn't great at any of the Canadian airports, but YVR's is probably the least bad.


  • ANC-YVR connection
    Jul 8, 2016
    Arriving YVR from ANC on Alaska at 12:00p. Is this enough time to make a 2:05 AA flight out of YVR to LAX?


    That will be pretty difficult, but it's not impossible.


  • from PDX to China Southern in terminal transit
    Jul 1, 2016
    from PDX on Alaska with checked bags will have to clear customs and recheck bags with China Southern Is 2:20 between flights enough time? Thanks for any answer.


    That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Yeah, I was afraid of that. Too much travel anxiety for me! I don't hear much about Murphy's Law anymore, but I don't think it's been repealed. I DON'T want to miss that connection! Think I'll plan an overnight. Thanks


  • Connection flight from PVG - YVR - YYZ under One reservation
    Jul 3, 2016
    Not Canadian. Will transfer at YVR during a trip from PVG to YYZ under one single reservation with Air Canada. Only have 105 minutes in between. Do I have to go through immigration at YVR and re-check in my baggage? Thank you!


    Yes, you will go through Canadian immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, re-check your bags, and go through security. You should have enough time.


    Thank you for answering. Actually this flight is delayed for about 30 minutes to 1 hour on average constantly. How long do I need at least to complete immigration (at ard 1pm), wait for luggage and re-check in the luggage and walk to the domestic boarding gate? Thanks in advance.


    I have same question, From Taipei to Vancouver with Eva Airway then connection flight to YOW. My question after Customs, then re-check-in our bags with Air Canada. Do we have to carry all the bags all the way to Air Canada counter to re-check-in?


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