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  • 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?


  • 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.


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