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I am boarding a flight from Edmonton to Pakistan per below schedule:
1. Departure Edmonton AB airport Feb 20th by Air Canada.
2. 16 Hours Layover at Pearson Airport - Feb 20/Feb 21.
3. Depart Pearson Toronto for Pakistan by PIA - Feb 21 AN.
I want my baggage for Pakistan should be booked at Edmonton by Air Canada as I want to avoid taking it at Toronto during layover period. Will Air Canada book my baggage to destination in Pakistan?
Hello all, I have a layover of hrs. I am flying from Denver to Istanbul on January 24th , flight arrives at 3.30pm and next one leaves at 10.35 pm. Would you think it is enough time to go hang out in downtown and see CN tower?
I’m flying with Air Canada from Colorado to Ottawa with a layover in Toronto. Do I need to claim my luggage and then check in my again to Ottawa? Thank for the response
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?
How do I book airport lounge in terminal 3 thanks
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 am flying Halifax to Fort Lauderdale with a layover in Toronto, will I have to pick up my luggage to go through customs in Toronto?
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)?

thanks in advance.

Forgot to mention - my flights are all Air Canada
Flying from Ottawa to Dubai with a layover in Toronto for one and a half hours. Just wondering if that's enough? Travelling via air Canada then Emirates both are Terminal 1 flights.