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  • Arriving from Victoria, leaving for LHR
    Feb 23, 2016
    Hi, I arrive YVR from YYJ (Victoria) on March 30. Arrival at YVR is 17:24 Flight to LHR leaves YVR at 18:30. Both Air Canada flights. Will one hour be enough time to get from one terminal to the next one, do you think?


    That's enough time. Vancouver only has one terminal. You just have to walk to your departure gate.


  • where to stamp entry
    Feb 23, 2016
    Hello, I will be visiting Winnipeg from middle east but I have transit 2 hours in toronto. Where will the customs and border officer stamp my passport for entry? in Toronto or Winnipeg?


    It will be stamped in Toronto. All you will do in Winnipeg is claim your baggage and walk out of the airport.


  • Connecting Flight
    Mar 21, 2016
    I am arriving at YVR on WestJet on May 17 at 4:30PM. My connecting flight is at 5:50PM also on WestJet and traveling to London. We will not have any checked luggage. Does that give me enough time to make it to my connecting flight?


    If your Westjet flight is domestic that should be plenty of time.


    Actually I'm flying in from Las Vegas. Does that make it much more difficult?


    Yes. that makes it harder because you will have to go through Canadian passport control in Vancouver, but you should have enough time.


    Great. Thank you so much for the quick reply!


    I'll be travelling from Winnipeg to Phillipines, I have a 24hr layover in Toronto, is it ok to go out? Do i need to check out my luggages? I have multiple visa. Thank you.


  • transfer time
    Feb 21, 2016
    I am arriving at Vancouver at 20:00 on a Hawk Air flight, then there is a British Airways flight to Heathrow at 21:00, only one hour later. If I only take hand luggage, do I have a chance of making this connecting flight? Am i right in thinking it would not be possible if I also had checked luggage?


    Correct, this is totally impossible with checked baggage. Even without checked baggage it will be difficult if you aren't able to check in for your British Airways flight online.


    Thank you for the quick response. I should be able to check in online for the BA flight, so fingers crossed!


  • flight connections
    Feb 16, 2016
    My international flight arrives in YVR at 12:30pm. Will I have enough time to go through immigration if my next flight YVR-YEG leaves at 3:15? I will have a 3 and 5 year old with me. Thanks!


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • Montreal-Vancouver- Honolulu
    Feb 11, 2016
    Montreal to Vancouver connecting to Honolulu. All on Air Canada with about one hour for connection. Is there time for US customs and immigration?


    That should be enough time as long as your flight from Montreal arrives on-time.


  • Will I make my next flight with my layover
    Feb 9, 2016
    I will be flying into YVR via Auckland and have and hour and a half to catch my next flight to Toronto. Will I have to collect my baggage at YVR, or will it go straight to YYZ. Will this be enough time to clear customs and get to my next flight? Thanks


    Yes, you will have to claim your luggage to go through Canadian customs. Yes, that should be enough time.


  • HKG > YVR > YYC on 2 Separate Tickets
    Feb 7, 2016
    Hi, I'll be arriving at YVR by CX838 in May, arriving at 1325h. Am thinking of getting an Air Canada flight to YYC on the same day but it'll be two separate tickets. Question is what flight timing should I get to be safe? Am thinking of either the ones departing either at 1500h (may be tight), 1630h, 1730h or 1840h. Also, I'm a Star Alliance Gold member. Will there be showers at YVR domestic lounge for me to freshen up? Thanks!


    I wouldn't consider one before 1630. The domestic Maple Leaf Lounge at YVR does have showers - http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/airport/maplelounges/locations.html


    Thanks! So I guess 1630h is considered a safe option? Appreciate your help!


  • Transfer connection
    Feb 2, 2016
    I am travelling from Montreal to Maui via Vancouver. Have a little over an hour for the connection. Will I have enough time and is there a terminal change?


    Vancouver only has one terminal. You will go through US Immigration and customs preclearance in Vancouver. You should have enough time if everything is on the same reservation.


  • Connection From Canada to UK
    Feb 2, 2016
    I'm flying with Air Canada from Calgary to London, ENglad with a connection in Vancouver. I'm assuming since both flights are with Air Canada my bags will be transferred for me and I won't have to check in, is that correct? My layover is only 65 minutes and I'm a little nervous that I could miss the second flight if anything goes wrong


    Yes, all you have to do in Vancouver is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connections
    Feb 2, 2016
    I will arrive from MANchester UK on Air Transat at 9:25 p.m. on 4 August. I would like to catch a flight on Air Canada Jazz to Penticton at 10:50 p.m. the same day. Is this connection possible? If so, how do I check my luggage?


    You will have to go through Canadian Immigration, claim your baggage, go through customs, then take your bags to the Air Canada check-in desk to re-check your bags and then go through security. I personally don't think this is enough time, but it might be possible if everything went perfectly.


  • Connection
    Jan 31, 2016
    I arrive in Vancouver from Zurich on July 5 at 18:45. There is a domestic flight from Vancouver to Victoria at 20:00. Will I have enough time to make my flight? I have a Canadian passport.


    That should be enough time.


  • Transit connections
    Jan 27, 2016
    I will be travelling London-Edmonton-Vancouver-San Francisco on Westjet in July. There is a layover time of 1:50 at Vancouver. I will be travelling with hand luggage only. Is this enough time to make my connection to San Francisco?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will go through US Immigration and Customs preclearance in Vancouver, but that should be enough time.


    Thank you!


  • arrival before flight
    Jan 21, 2016
    Hello! I am flying from calgary via Westjet to Vancouver and then flying international to Hong Kong. Am I correct in saying that I only need to arrive 1 hour before my flight leaves from Calgary, and then at Vancouver I pass through customs for leaving on my international flight? Thanks


    There will be no Customs in Vancouver. You will just have to claim your bags from Westjet and bring them to your second airline if the tickets are on two separate reservations. Then you will go through security.


  • USA----> International Connection
    Jan 21, 2016
    So I'm flying on one ticket seattle-vancouver and then a separate ticket vancouver-paris. Will I go through canadian customs and will my passport be stamped?


    Yes, you will go through Canadian Immigration, claim your bags, go through Canadian Customs, then take your bags to the check-in desk of the airline taking you to Paris, then go through security and to your departure gate.


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