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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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Yes, you can do this. When you check in at DXB inform the check in agent that you have a long layover at YYZ and need to get your checked baggage there, and ask them to short check it. If you don't do this, your baggage will be checked through to EWR, because it's no longer necessary for people transiting YYZ via US preclearance in T1 to go through Canada ...


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The airport has a handy online guide for this. I filled out the form using the information from your question and you don't need to pick up your bags (get them tagged to SJO when you first check in) or go through immigration. You will use a kiosk and swipe your passport. You will not have to change terminals. All of this adds up to 1:25 being plenty of time, ...


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Definitely talk to their customer relations people. While I've never had any reason to talk to their customer service, this is the kind of thing that their customer service employees are paid to handle. Definitely emphasize the travel delays, the incidental expenses that were incurred, and the fact that they booked you on tight connections. Also, look at ...


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That is the price. Anything less than 24 hours is not a "stopover" (there are sometimes different definitions but for an international itinerary, 24 hours is the normal definition). A stop of under 24 hours is just a connection (or sometimes this is called a "layover"). Adding a stop of more than 24 hours often results in either a stopover fee or a complete ...


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You do not need two separate transit visas. When you apply for your transit visa, provide your entire itinerary, noting that you hope to transit twice through Toronto. If the visa is approved, they will give you at least a dual-entry transit visa. Applying for a tourist visa for the time you're in Japan would only confuse matters. Since you won't be in ...


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Your itinerary appears to be BA152 from IKA-LHR, and AC849 (probably) from LHR-YYZ. But you haven't specified whether you bought these flight segments together on a single ticket, or separately. Separate tickets When you purchase flights separately, the airlines in most cases do not transfer your baggage, and you are required to clear immigration and ...


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Yes, it is possible to redeem Turkish M&S miles for flights between two Canadian cities. You might be able to find availability online, but you will need to call M&S in order to book your award flight. No airline has any real incentive to help you use miles on partners, who must then be compensated. They would rather you use the miles to fill an ...


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I believe that the room you got is specifically a service of Turkish to encourage you to connect through Istanbul. There is a general question on this at Does a layover of more than 6 hours entitle me to accommodation by the airline?. The answers there agree that in general, airlines don't give you free hotel rooms just because you have a layover. That said,...


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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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As you are departing from the UK, which is still in the EU for now, you benefit from Flight Compensation Regulation 261/2004, commonly known as EU261, which requires the airline to provide assistance in case of delay, and possibly compensation if you arrive (very) late at your final destination (unless it's not their fault). What exactly you are entitled to ...


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In general when you book your flights all as one booking, your bags will be checked through all the way. There are a few exceptions: in some places you need to interact with your bags as part of clearing customs into an area before catching a connecting flight. For example, if after coming into Toronto on the way home you had a connection to Calgary, you ...


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I live in Calgary, and quite frequently travel to/from Europe on Air Canada (or StarAlliance-affiliated airlines), so have done exactly this transfer-from-international-to-domestic-Air-Canada-in-Toronto operation many times. Your mother's baggage will be tagged in Warszawa through to Winnipeg, however as you correctly understand, she will need to collect it ...


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As per your comments, your flight is actually with United Airlines, not Air Canada. United Airlines do have not a United Club at Manchester, but they do provide access to a "contract lounge" for customers travelling in Business Class, which is the Escape Lounge. I've used this lounge previously, and whilst it's nothing overly special, it's certainly better ...


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Things you could try if you're getting nowhere with the Central Baggage Office, trading your time and inconvenience for the possibility of resolving this more quickly: Track your bag on WorldTracer to confirm its whereabouts. You can use this in the next two steps so that you can say, "I've tracked the bag and see that it has been here in Montreal for the ...


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Edit: on second reading, perhaps you made a typo and wanted to ask about international Air China allowance. Original answer: Enter the flight details into this handy Air Canada page and it'll show the information you are after. Results:


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Turkish airlines is known to be fairly "variable" when it comes to things like this, and the outcome often depends on the actual person checking you in rather than any formal policy. Even their own website is confused as to the correct procedure, claiming in the section "International transfer passengers (flight routes issued on separate ticket) continuing ...


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She will need to clear customs, with her bags, in Toronto. Then she will need to drop her luggage off so that it goes to Winnipeg. There are a lot of signs and a lot of uniformed staff to help you through this process. The YYZ airport has a guide to help you through this. If, as I expect, LOT have tagged the bag as Winnipeg via Toronto, she literally just ...


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US preclearance always happens at the last airport before you enter the US. So you'll do it in Calgary.


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Unfortunately, you need your passport: As a U.S. Green Card holder, you do not need a visitor visa to travel to Canada. However, you are expected to have an eTA if you plan to fly to or transit through Canada. When flying to Canada, you will need to present: proof of status in the U.S. (such as a valid Green Card), and your valid passport ...


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I can tell you what happens when no EU flight segment is involved, as this should be the worst case. Air Canada once sold me a Zihuatanejo->Mexico City->Toronto flight with a mid-afternoon 45 minute layover in Mexico City, including a terminal change, that I knew was blatantly impossible to make. As all other possible routes involved either a red-eye flight ...


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If you cancelled within 40 minutes, then it's almost guaranteed that Air Canada didn't actually charge you for the ticket in the first place, so there's nothing to be refunded. When booking a ticket, the airline will generate a pre-authorization against your credit (or debit) card. This will generally show against your card as a "pending transaction", and ...


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Yes, you will go through Canadian immigration and customs in Toronto, not Vancouver. I am not sure why it says what it says; maybe it means for the return flight.


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I don't think so. The airline charges you because sometimes they cannot sell the empty seats that you "reserved". You could try to see the costs of canceling and buying new tickets, but you're really in an ethical grey area here. Other options would be calling the airline and asking them if you can just change your flight. The ticketing technique “...


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While it varies from airline to airline, certainly booking through the airline, or a reputable travel agent helps. As a travel coach, if the prices are the same I always send my clients through the airline, because if something goes wrong with the reservation, or in the booking process the airline is much more likely to help rather than route you through ...


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The fare calculation should be as below. All in CA$ 452.00 fare 30.00 SQ 12.10 CA 24.71 (not shown) XG (5%GST of the above 3) 5.27 XA 9.32 XY 7.32 YC 47.94 US 7.46 AY 5.99 XF Sum: 602.11 XT in their calculation is SQ+XG+XA+XY+YC+US+XF (no CA and AY) which comes to $130.55 The Passenger facility charge for IAH is shown in both CAD$5.99 and US$4.50 at the ...


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You can talk directly to someone at the baggage office from the airport. My bag had not yet cleared customs as of 8am the day after it arrived (at 3:30pm), but an Air Canada employee brought it through for me after I'd told them that I knew it was there and provided my file number. To do this, go to the "baggage claim" in the external part of the ...


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Assuming you have booked a single ticket (as chx suggests in comments, you can enter the booking reference on aircanada.com to confirm this if there is any question), you can follow the "Connecting Guide" steps helpfully provided on the Toronto Pearson website by selecting "Arriving from International," "Departing to USA," and "Air Canada" for both the ...


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Which airline’s carry-on size limits apply You must comply with the rules of the operating carrier. This is always the case with carry-on baggage dimensions and weight. This is due to physical differences in the aircraft. No ticket type can change the bin size ;). And safety due to seat pitch and anything else the airline determines. Meaning, your ...


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