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I am a US citizen, flying through Toronto to Edinburgh. I have a long (8 hr) layover and would like to leave the airport and go to downtown Toronto. My bags will be checked through to EDI. Would I need to collect them and go through Canadian Customs and Immigration to leave the airport or can they stay with the airline? Also, how long should I expect it to take to go through C&I? And how long to go through security on the way back in to the airport?
Just wondering if anyone knows if I am able to leave the "secure" area at YYZ to meet a friend during a short layover (I have about 3 hours and 40 mins). I'm flying from Ottawa to Seoul, Korea. I'm flying with Korea Air and assuming I'll be landing in terminal 3. If so, how do I go about getting back into the secure area and is the security check line to get back in pretty long waits if I only have my carry on?
flying ThBay to Brownsville, Texas February 4/18, with a 2 hr layover in Toronto, will I have to pick up my luggage in Toronto or can it be checked right through to my destination. Same Airline the whole way
I'm a US citizen flying from SFO to BOM with a 5-hr layover in YYZ. 1. Do I have to collect my bags and re-check them at YYZ? 2. Is there enough time for me to visit downtown Toronto for a couple of hours to meet a friend ? 3. If downtown is not feasible and I just go to some place near the airport for the meeting, what is the latest I should be back at YYZ for my 8:35pm flight (I am assuming I only have to go through security with my carry-on at that point)?
I'm coming from Havana 10.30 and my plane to Frankfurt leaves at 18.05. Do I even have a slight change to quick visit in Toronto city center in that time?
And both of my flights are Air Canada's flights!
If you use the UP Express it costs $12 and takes 25 minutes from Terminal 1 to downtown one-way. Pay attention to the time that you exit the customs at the airport. You will not need to re check bags in Toronto. Make sure you return to go back through E Gates security by at least 1600 and you should be fine.
Flying from BC to NS and have a 3 hr layover in TO. Hoping to meet some friends in TO on the layover. Can I leave the secured area and meet them in the main airport? If yes, how much time should I allot myself to get back through security again?
As long as you have both boarding passes you will be allowed to exit and re-enter using the NS boarding pass. Your friends can meet you at Domestic Arrivals. WestJet will be Terminal 3 and Air Canada Terminal 1. When you go back in Terminal 1 it will be D Gates for Canada and Terminal 3 B/C Gates for WestJet.