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I fly Air Canada as my primary airline. It is worth checking in online even if you don't have a printer available. There are no negative consequences compared to not checking in at all. You can line up to see someone and hand off your baggage, and they'll "reprint" your boarding pass, or you can use the kiosks (I have never seen a lineup for AC kiosks, ...


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As far as I'm aware there are not currently any really low cost airlines in Canada. But there seem to be a few in the pipeline: NewLeaf: It looks like Abbotsford near Vancouver is one of their anticipated destinations, but they are running into a bit of bureaucracy. JetLines: "Canada’s Ultra-Low Fare Airline" currently completed planning and development. ...


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There are several lower cost airlines already operating in Canada, but no ULCCs on par with Ryanair. In eastern Canada, where distances are shorter there tends to be more competition, here are the airlines on these routes: Toronto-Montreal: Air Canada, Porter, WestJet, Transat from ca$99 Vancouver-Toronto: Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing (in summer) from ...


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Starting from the 15th of March 2016 you'll need an eTA to transit or stay in Canada. This is true for nationals travelling on New Zealand, as well as Taiwanese passports. Quoting from the Canadian CIC website, below is the information for New Zealand citizens: and for Taiwanese citizens: You'll therefore need to secure an eTA to be able to ...


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YVR has a special handling system for people arriving internationally and transferring to a departing international flight. While your friend will technically be on Canadian soil and have to clear Canadian customs, the process is streamlined and such passengers are essentially cordoned off. YVR's website has a set of questions that can be answered to ...


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If you're friend wasn't from a Visa Waiver country, then they'd need to get a Transit Visa anyway, whether they were just changing planes or entering the country formally. The list of countries needing that is here. Getting a Transit Visa is free, but you do need to apply in advance. For your friend, he'll be arriving as a visa exempt visitor, so will need ...


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You can reprint it at the airport, no problem. If no self-service station is available, the regular check-in desk personnel will reprint it for you. Some airlines in some locations allow using "mobile" boarding pass through their smartphone app, if this is the case for your airline and airport - then you don't even need to reprint anything at all.


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Long story short, yes, you can get cheaper. The price is compounded by several issues: you're booking with not that much notice, in summer (peak season) you're booking close to the Olympics, where 500,000 people are suddenly arriving and departing London, many of whom will also travel around Europe or North America afterwards, depending on where they're ...


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Using YVR's handy connections tool, you can put in that you're arriving internationally, changing to fly to the US, and both flights are on Air Canada. The result: Arrive at YVR Most passengers will have their luggage checked-through to their final destination, so you will not claim your checked-bags at YVR. Please ensure you have a boarding ...


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You're asking about Capilano Suspension Bridge, which is handy to know if you get lost and are struggling to find it. In terms of the luggage, that will depend on you, as will food time. From the airport, you'd get the Canada line (the only option) sky train in to Waterfront (the end of the line). As you leave the station, you'll see the sea-bus ...


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It depends on how certain you want to be ;) However, you have more than just the Skytrain option, according to Wikitravel: There are a number of ways to get into town from the airport. Prices and directions below are for getting into downtown Vancouver. SkyTrain - The Canada Line [5] provides the only direct rapid transit public service downtown, in 25 ...


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You may want to play with your dates. Beginning of April will put you into Easter travel time, but for example April 18 to October 2nd would make the ticket through Brisbane and LAX in the range of about US$1800, which at the current exchange rate would be about NZD$2070. On Kayak. EDIT One more thing. Consider buying AKL -> LAX and LAX -> YVR ...


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The YVR/Whister Skylinx will take you straight from YVR to Whistler (and back) through Downtown Vancouver. There is no bus that goes from YVR to Whistler without stopping or going through Downtown Vancouver. According to this information page: Departure location is located directly outside the terminal, close to our ticket counter. Departure ...


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Don't know what airlines you're referring to....but visiting a manned check-in desk is definitely the preferred option for MOST passengers. (Note: ryanair is an exception - all other airlines will allow you to seek help from a customer service representative). Flight bookings these days can be complicated, and it's always best to seek assistance from the ...



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