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Flying AC34 with a connecting flight from YVR to Montreal all with Air Canada. Total layover time at YVR is 1.5hrs. At which airports will I need to clear immigration, customs or claim/re-check my baggage? Also, will I have enough time at YVR to go through all compulsory processes. Non-Canadian/US citizen/resident. Thank you in advance.
In Vancouver, you will go through Canadian Immigration, identify your baggage, then go through Customs and security.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.