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  • catching connecting flight
    Dec 31, 2015
    My son lands at 16:00 on Air Canada and has to make connection to Kelowna (YLW) at 17:40 Air Canada Jazz is this enough time or there likely to be an issue


    That should be enough time even if the first flight is international.


  • Time for connection
    Dec 30, 2015
    I am landing in YVR from Australia on United then connecting to Toronto. I have 1.5 hours between flights. Is this enough to clear customs and check in?


    United doesn't fly from Australia to Vancouver. Both flights will be on Air Canada. That should be enough time for your connection.


  • Terminal connections
    Jan 5, 2016
    I am flying into the South terminal from a fishing charter in June. I am scheduled to arrive at 12:00 noon. I have a 3:00pm flight scheduled to Seattle from the International terminal. Will I have enough time to collect my fish and make it over to the international terminal, clear US customs and make my flight?


    That should be enough time.


    I am arr from kanloops on air canada on 20 jan then connecting with air canada to lax Do we have to collect our bags in vancouver prior to clearing us customs and how Long will us clearance take, we arr at 1230pm


  • LHR - YVR - YYC
    Dec 10, 2015
    I will be flying home to Calgary via YVR in September. We land at 11:35 am with my connecting flight to YYC being at 1:15 pm. Will I have enough time to make my flight? Will I have to collect my baggage and go through custom and then recheck it?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Yes, you will go through Canadian Immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, re-check them, and then go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Enough Time?
    Jan 25, 2016
    I am travelling from Seattle to Hong Kong via Vancouver on November 29. Will arrive Vancouver at 11:00am. My connecting flight to Hk is leaving at 12:10 pm with Air Canada. Do I have enough time ?


    That should be barely enough time assuming all tickets are on the same reservation booked through Air Canada.


    Yes. All flights are air canada. I think I need to go thru custom and not sure how long is going to take. Plus I know is a long walk to the gate.


    The gates should be close together. I believe you will have to go through Canadian passport control.


    Thanks for your response. Hope I can make it.


    Hello... I'am a new immgrant in Montreal... I' from Phippines.. And my itinerary flight is Cebu-Osaka-Vancouver-Montreal... And i have only 2 hours lay-over in vancouver before my final fly to Montreal. And they say that i should have 4hours lay-over in vancouver befor going to montreal to give time for immigration.. Would there any be a problem or any consideration if imy layover is only 2 hours???


  • Changing airlines
    Nov 15, 2015
    I am traveling on 11/16 from CLT to Vancouver on United then on Air Canada to Kamloops. What is best process for entering Canadian Customs then getting my boarding pass for the AC portion of the trip? My travel agent has only 1 hour in between landing and departure which makes me nervous.


    Yeah, your travel agent did not leave you enough time. You'll probably have to change your flight to Kamloops, unless all tickets are on the same reservation in which case United should be able to issue your Air Canada boarding pass in Charlotte and you will just really have to hurry. In Vancouver you will have to go through Canadian immigration, claim your bags, canadian customs, bag re-check, and security.


    Thank you much for the information. Good news is AC portion is on the UA reservation so the board pass should be done there and I only have a briefcase carryon. Bad news is I'm in row 30. Travel agent and I've had this conversation before; she asserts the computers wouldn't permit the reservation if there wasn't enough time. Not so true in real time. Will look for plan B flights. TY


    With no checked bags I think you have a good chance of making it then.


    You've been very helpful and I appreciate your time.


  • Vancouver Airport connection
    Nov 4, 2015
    I arrive on Cathay Pacific 11.55, terminal M. I need to clear customs and check in for a flight on Air Canada at 14:00, terminal M. Will I have enough time to clear customs and check in for the flight? I was thinking of doing web check in but i still need to drop off the luggage...


    That should be just about enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Travelling from Toronto to Vancouver then to Phoenix
    Jan 8, 2015
    I'm travelling from Toronto to Vancouver and then to Phoenix there is only 1hr and 5 min to connect, same carrier Air Canada and me and my buddy will have checked luggage. Can I make this connect?


    Yes, that should be doable. You just have to follow signs for US departures, you will pre-clear US Immigration in Vancouver.


  • necessary to recover checked baggage for customs?
    Dec 25, 2014
    Will land at YVR tomorrow morning from Hawaïï. will then transit to Toronto and Québec as final destination. Do we need to recover checked baggage at YVR to pass canadian customs?


    Yes, you do.


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