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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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http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/airport/images/yvr.pdf Follow Transfer to the USA signage. You will be directed to the USA In-Transit Facility. Customers are not required to pickup their baggage in Vancouver. Proceed through Passenger Pre-board Screening. Proceed through the U.S. Immigration Primary Inspection line. So you need to ...


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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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Is it possible? Yes, but very, very unlikely. That's the bad news. But, if your itinerary is indeed a connection on Air Canada, they are responsible for reaccommodating you if the inbound flight is late. So, head for the departure gate without delay if you arrive anytime before the connecting flight leaves because you might just make. There is also the ...


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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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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$99 Vancouver-Toronto: Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing (in summer) from ca$...


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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 layover ...


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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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I remember last time I went through US preclearance in Toronto, that there was a sign that said something like, if you pass through preclearance, you must proceed on a flight to the US the same day; and if you leave, you must report to the Canadian Border Services Agency. (I can't find a picture or copy of the text, unfortunately.) So I think basically, you ...


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There's no way to tell. Both the CBP and CBSA fully have the authority to stamp every time you cross the border inwards, neither country has exit checks but it's almost totally random. Theoretically the CBP stamps once per validity so if you cross the US border then you get a stamp once and no more for the next three months if you have an ESTA or six if you ...


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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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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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I don't think it is possible. I have personally traveled a lot between the US and Europe, and find that even as a citizen, it takes a lot of time for us to pass through all their security checkpoints. Since you are not a citizen, I would definitely not take the risk. Since your flights are all AirCanada, they should be the ones who redirect you to another ...


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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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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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I believe your sources are referring to the $5 YVR AddFare, which is charged when your eastbound journey originates at YVR, Sea Island Centre or Templeton stations and terminates at any other station. This $5 charge applies if you use stored value to pay for your journey starting at any Sea Island station, or if you buy a DayPass on Sea Island, and exit the ...


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This is a legal connection, but barely. Minimum connection for US to international in YVR is 60 minutes. See https://www.aircanada.com/us/en/aco/home/plan/check-in-information/minimum-connection-times.html You have to clear Canada immigration, but you should not need to go through security again. If all goes well, you should be able to make it, but if ...


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Based on my experience (also a Canadian passport), US Homeland Security stamp in YVR (pre-clearance) and that's it.


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Possibly but not likely, it will depend on the time of day and your airline. I've had AirCanada move me off an international flight if they deemed there was not enough connection time.


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Minimum Connection time for US to International in Vancouver is 60 Minutes according to https://www.aircanada.com/us/en/aco/home/plan/check-in-information/minimum-connection-times.html , that means that you have a good chance of making it in and that Air Canada will take care of you, if you don't. However, it's vulnerable to small delays and two long lines ...


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The answer is yes, this is possible, at least in Vancouver airport. However it's questionable if it speeds up the process significantly as there's a separate queue for people who use the paper form, which at least today was longer than the normal one. And to refute the other answers - it is perfectly normal to use the paper forms and there are in fact ...


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It is possible. Legally to enter Canada you need to give one or the other. I have got into Canada with only the hand-written form within the last year. However, it is also perfectly legal for them to deny you entry for any reason at their discretion. "It is ultimately at the Officer’s discretion, whether or not they allow you to enter." They will not ...


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The answer to such questions will always be: If the airline sold you that itinerary as a single ticket/trip, they think you can make it. If DEL-YVR is delayed, you will be reaccommodated on a later YVR-LAX flight, of which there are several throughout the day. You normally would not have to collect and re-check you bags at YVR provided you bag is properly ...


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Assuming that you are arriving and departing on Air Canada or one of its partners, 1h10m is the minimum connection time in Vancouver. This other Q&A on Travel.SE notes that it's possible to make the connection in one hour, but it would be incredibly tight. The procedure that you'll need to follow can be found on the YVR website; select "From an ...


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According to the Connections Map - International / US Arrivals map for YVR: Passengers connecting to international flights go through Canada Customs (CBSA) on Level 4 and then proceed directly to their next gate on Departures Level 3. Follow the signs for “International Connections” and then “D Gates”. An hour should be sufficient, but don't delay.


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