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I arrived YVR by Air China, and transfer Westjet to Winnipeg last friday. When I took my baggages to the conveyor belt, the employee said I couldn't drop Westjet baggages, she guide me into another door, it's outside security area. So I have to re-check in. It's the right away or not?
Any help and advice would be much appreciated. My husband and I are traveling from the uk to Vancouver on 22nd June 2018 and arriving at 18:50hrs. We then need to catch a flight to Victoria. It's a BA flight. Would we have enough time to go through customs and collect our luggage to catch a flight at 21:50hrs. Thanks for any help

MJM
Hello,
Just wondering if 1.5 hours is enough time to transit through to my connecting flight to Toronto? I'll be flying with Air Canada for both flights (Sydney to Vancouver, Vancouver to Toronto). I'm a Canadian Citizen. Also, am I responsible for collecting baggage in Vancouver and then re-checking them for my flight to Toronto?
Did you buy it as one ticket or did you buy two tickets to save some $? As long as it's on one ticket, AC has to get you to Toronto. If you miss your connection they will get you on a subsequent flight. If you bought two tickets and miss your connection, you will be out of luck potentially.

You will clear Canada Customs (bear left and use the machines--much faster). Grab your checked luggage (if you have any), hand in your declaration card and then follow the Canada Connection signage. You'll redraw your checked back and have a dedicated security for getting into the domestic terminal upstairs.

Do not go out through the international arrivals area. The queues for security in the domestic terminal are almost always longer than the Canada Connections queue.
We're flying from Edmonton to Hawaii (one 3-years old), with a connection in Vancouver. Both flights are with Air Canada. Is 1 hour and 50 minutes at YVR enough time to complete the flight transfer (including collect a baggage, going through US Customs, and check in again)? Do we need to collect our baggage at YVR? Thank you =)
Yes, that should be enough time. You don't have to check in again, just US Immigration and Customs Preclearance.
I am CAD citizen flying Terrace to Vancouver to Vegas. AC gave us 1 hour and 10 minutes in Vancouver before our plane to Vegas leaves. Will this be enough time? I called AC and they said we do NOT have to get our suitcase in Vancouver and that we just head straight to customs? Is that true?
Yes, that is true. You should have enough time.
Hi. In a US permanent resident traveling to Japan with 5hours layover YVR thru Air Canada. Do I need eTA or Canada visa?
US Permanent residents can transit Canada without a Visa or eTA.
HI, I am arriving from Taipei via Eva Airways 17:25 then will do a domestic flight to Calgary at 22:00 via Westjet (separate ticket). Is 2.5 hours enough time to clear with immigration, claim baggage and go through customs and check in with my domestic flight? Thank you!
HI, I'm arriving YVR 17:25 from Taipei via Eva Airways and would like to take WestJet 22:00 flight to Calgary. That gives me, 2.5 hours to do immigration and claim baggage then transfer to my domestic flight. Is that enough time? Thank you!
Hello!
I will be transferring from an Air Canada flight from san Diego to an Air transat flight to London. I am meeting someone at YVR, will I have to exit to collect my Air transat boarding pass and meet my friend at the entrance, or will I be able to go straight through and re-check my luggage inside customs and meet him at our gate?
Thank you!!
Maria
I am a Canadian travelling from Cairo to Seattle through Air Canada . I have connection 24 hours at YVR. do I have to collect my languages at YVR and recheck them again to Seattle ?
Yes, due to the length of your layover in Vancouver, you will have to.