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Hi , my plane from seattle arrives in vancover at 5.07pm. My international flight to new zealand departs at 6.40pm. will 1 hour 40mins be enough time for transition.
Yes, that should be enough time.
Hi, I am arriving at YVR from Beijing by AC030 at 1155 and will be catching a flight to las Vegas on AC1898 at 1325. I have a 1 hr and 30 minute layover in YVR to collect my bags and clear customs. Is this enough time? Do I need a visa from the Canada embassy?
What is your citizenship? In Vancouver you will proceed directly to US Immmigration and Customs preclearance.
Thanks for your response, I am a Chinese citizen.
It is enough time if I have 1 hr and 30 minute?
Yes, that should be enough time. Assuming you have a valid US Visa you can transit Vancouver without a Canadian transit visa.
We arrive in Vancouver via Air New Zealand at 1210 hrs. We were hoping to get to Kamloops via AC departing Vancouver at 1255. Is that at all possible?
No, that's not possible at all.
Flying from Victoria AirCanada to Portugal. Very tight connection time at YVR (1 hour), can my checked bag be booked through at YYJ to my destination? How far do I have to go to my gate? I am a senior, can't run. ;-)
I see by the map it is a 20 minute walk. Time enough for walking. But I'm not clear if I have to claim bag and go through security. Thanks for any tips.
For others with this same question, I'm in the waiting area at YVR, my bag is checked right through to Lisbon and I have boarding passes for all sections. Easy.
Flying from Gatwick to YVR to YYJ. If I buy duty free in London, do I have to go through another security clearance at YVR to connect to Victoria? If so, I should not buy duty free at Gatwick.
Hello, I'm flying Westjet from YYC->YVR and then onto HKG with Cathay Pacific. This was all booked under one ticket with Cathay Pacific. Do I need to go through security again at YVR? Thanks for your help!
No, you do not have to go through security again in Vancouver. Just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Thank you
Hi im a first time traveler to Korea INC..do i have to get a new boarding pass from vancouver to INC? And do i have to get my luggage and check it in again? Coz ill be changing planes..westjet-korean air..thanks for help!
You will likely have to get a new boarding pass from the Korean gate. It's possible that Westjet will be able to issue your Korean boarding pass if everything is on the same reservation, but unlikely.
Thanks! But do u have any idea if im going to check my luggage again? Or it will automatically transfered from westjet to korean air? Thank u!
If everything is on the same reservation you won't have to claim your bags.
Thank u!🤗
I have organized for my Mum to fly over from SYD to PDX (Portland, OR) and she only has a 1hr 30min layover. Does she need to clear customs with her baggage, and will that be enough time to get her flight to PDX?
In Vancouver she will proceed directly to US Immigration and Customs Preclearance. She should have enough time.
Will I have to go through customs in Vancouver on my way to San Francisco? Don't really want to have to go through customs in Canada and the US if I don't have to!
When you arrive in Vancouver you will proceed directly to US Immigration and customs preclearance. Your arrival into San Francisco will be like a domestic flight.
Oh perfect! Thanks so much for your help
US Citizen, flying WestJet connecting in YYZ with 1 hour 37 min layover. Will my checked bag go directly to ATL or will I have to retrieve it and go thru security again in YYZ? Either way, will I have enough time for the connection? Thank you for your help :)
Currently, you have to claim it at US Immigration and Customs preclearance in Toronto to go through US Customs. You should have enough time.