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I have a 22 hra layover in Vancouver. Do you think I can try to get wait list for earlier flight. I am.on a international flight. Also if not, what can I do in that time? Thanks
Is there a sleeping lounge in the airport that can be booked ahead of time?
Hi. Wife and may be flying only Air Canada from Victoria (YYJ) to San Diego (SAN), with a 1.5 hour layover in Vancouver (YVR). How does that work for US customs' new enhanced pre-clearance?
As there is no preclearance in YYJ, will we then have to book separate flight legs instead?
I have a 5hr (almost 6) layover at YVR (Manila-Vancouver-Edmonton) and plan to meet up with a friend at the departure terminal for a quick chat. Is it possible? If yes, how?
trip to Mexico from the Philippine but connecting flights from Guangzhou then stop YVRVANCOUVER.do I need a transit visa or can get on my flights to Mexico city smoothly without any problem
you need a transit visa.
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I have a 3 hour layover on a flight from Kamloops before a flight to Toronto. Is it a challenge to exit security to meet a friend for lunch and passing back in before my second flight? Canadian citizen flying on one ticket so no baggage issues.
It's enough time if you can eat lunch in an hour.
I am flying from PDX and connecting a flight to PEK. The lay over time is 1 hour. Since I am not Canadian or US citizen, do I need to clear the custom? Should I do the security check again?
hi, I'm a Filipino citizen but a US green card holder. I'll be flying in from Shanghai to Denver and have an 18-hour layover in Vancouver. Do i need a Canadian visa to transit at YVR? Will i be allowed to go out of the airport?
thank a lot for any info.
US Permanent residents do not need a visa to visit or transit Canada, however, you do have to complete eTA.
thank you very much
I am flying from Kelowna to Hong Kong via Vancouver(different airline), do I need to claim my luggage in Vancouver airport?
What airlines? Are your flights on the same reservation or two separate reservations?
I am planning to Travel from Sydney to Toronto via Vancouver International by AC34, Connect in airport only allowed only 1.30hrs. Is this time enough for me to transfer ?
(also both Sydney to YVR and YVR to YYZ both says AC34.)
Yes, that is enough time.