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  • 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?


  • Connection Questions
    Jun 28, 2016
    My family (with a 2 year old) will fly from San Jose to Vancouver, then to Calgary. The flights are under two reservations. The connection time at Vancouver is 1h25m. Do we need to claim and re-check the baggage at Vancouver? Is 1h25m connection time enough?


    What airlines are you flying?


    Air Canada 8569 from San Jose to Vancouver. WestJet 566 from Vancouver to Calgary.


    This is a difficult connection. You will have to go through Canadian immigration, claim your bags, and go through customs, then take your bags to the Wesjet check-in counter and then go through security.


  • YVR airport and baggage claim.
    Jun 25, 2016
    Will be flying from Comox(YQQ) to Los Angeles(LAX) with a connecting flight from Vancouver(YVR). I land in Vancoucer at 5pm. Will be flying with Air Canada and everything is on the same reservation. Will I need to get my checked baggage and re check them? Or will they go straight to LAX? I only have 1 hour and 15 minutes once I touch down in Vancouver. What will I be expecting once I get to Vancouver? Thank you so much.


    Yes, you will have to claim your bags in US Immigration and Customs Preclearance in Vancouver. Yes, you have enough time.


  • Connection Beijing->Vancouver->Portland, OR
    Jun 25, 2016
    my dad is coming from USA on Air Canada flight. He will fly from Beijing to YVR, then take Air Canada Express to Portland, OR USA. He has check-in luggage. Does he needs to go through US custom at YVR? Does he need to claim his luggage at YVR, then check it In again?


    He will go straight to US Immigration and Customs Preclearance in Vancouver where he will go through US Immigration, claim his bags, go through US Customs, re-check his bags at the re-check desk, and go through security.


  • Returning to the US with 2 connections in Canada
    Jun 21, 2016
    A friend and I are traveling to Australia and will be returning BNE-YVR. I am flying to Seattle (BNE-YVR-SEA), so I assume I will proceed directly to US customs in YVR. I have a 1h35m layover. My friend is flying to Pittsburgh with another stop in Toronto (BNE-YVR-YYZ-PIT). He has a 2h15m layover. What will the customs/immigration procedure in YVR and/or YYZ be for him?


    In YVR he will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs. In YYZ he will proceed to US Immigration and Customs Preclearance where his bags will be waiting for him.


  • Connection advice needed
    Jun 21, 2016
    I am flying AC34 Syd-YYR which stops in YVR. At YYR I connect to AC 722 to LGA. Will I make an international to Canada connection in YVR, or is it international to USA in YVR? Do I collect my bags at any point or are they checked through to LGA? Thank you


    You will go through Canadian Immigration and customs in Vancouver and US Immigration and Customs Preclearance in Toronto (YYZ, not YYR). You will claim your bags in Toronto.


  • Connection HKG-YVR-JFK
    May 30, 2016
    Hello, I am connecting in YVR. I will be arriving from Hong Kong on an Air Canada flight. My connecting flight is Cathay Pacific flight CX888 to New York JFK. This is all booked on 1 ticket. During the 6 hour layover, I will leave the airport and go into Vancouver. CX888 is not subject to preclearance but Customs is done on arrival at JFK. My question is does my luggage have to be picked up if I leave the airport or will it be automatically transferred to JFK?


  • Unaccompanied minor transferring through YVR to YYZ
    May 27, 2016
    We have a grandson age 16 transferring from PDX through YVR to join us at YYZ on the way to Italy. It looks like he will have to go through Canadian C&I in Vancouver before the domestic leg to YVR - is that correct? Is there anything we should advise him about to prep him for navigating this on his own (documents, baggage, terminals, etc)? Thanks for any help and tips.


    Sorry! That should read ."... before the domestic leg to YYZ ..."


  • Missing my connecting flight
    May 26, 2016
    I am travelling from Montreal to Vancouver, but the cheapest ticket was from Montreal to Seattle with layover in Vancouver. Therefore, I am planning to intentionally miss my connection flight to Seattle. One thing I'm worried about is the checked in baggage. Would I be able to pick up my checked in baggage in Vancouver? Thanks.


  • enough time to clear customs?
    May 25, 2016
    I am flying from Portland, OR to YVR with a 1 hour 26 minute layover until boarding a flight to YYZ. Is that enough time to go through customs with 2 little kids in tow? TIA


  • Recheck luggage needed?
    May 23, 2016
    I'm flying from LAX to YVR with Air Canada and then to China with Air China. It's under one reservation. Do I need to pick up my luggage and recheck at YVR? What would be the process like? Thanks!


  • Connecting flight and luggage
    Jun 4, 2016
    I have never had to take a connecting flight before and I am wondering if I need to collect my luggage and recheck it. I am connecting through Vancouver from Toronto to Honolulu on West Jet. Will I need to clear my luggage with US customs or will it be sent ahead since both flights are with the same airline?


    I am flying Toronto to Vancouver on West Jet (Air Miles) and then Air New Zealand to Auckland. My layover is a couple of hours (if the plane is on time). I understand I have to clear Canadian customs. They tell me that I also have to pick up my bags. Can someone explain the process, please, and tell me if timing will be a problem. Thanks.


  • Luggage collection when connecting flights
    May 18, 2016
    I have never had to make a connecting flight before. I am travelling West Jet to Hawaii, connecting through Vancouver from Toronto. Do I need to collect my luggage and then clear US customs and recheck my bags or will they be forwarded since it is the same airline?


    Your bags will be waiting for you in US Immigration and customs preclearance.


  • SYD -YVR-LAX Connetiocn times
    May 18, 2016
    Hi I will be arriving in YVR on my way to LAX with 1.25HR Layover, Would I need to clear any customs/Immigration at YVR airport before we board the connecting flight o LAX. Will my Bags be Interlined Woudl 1.25Hrs connection enough for us to get to the departure gate. Appreciate your response. I am an Australian Citizen.


    You will proceed directly to US Immigration and Customs preclearance when you arrive in Vancouver. Your bags will be waiting for you there. You should have just enough time.


  • 2 hours enough to make international connection?
    May 19, 2016
    US citizens flying AlaskaAir from SEA to YVR 04/02/2017, arriving at 11:59PM, then flying CathayPacific to HKG at 02:05AM. Planning only carry-ons but could check luggage through if necessary. Is this connection time OK or too short?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Many thanks, ZAP.


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