Sydney to Toronto - Vancouver, LAX or Dallas

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Member since 01 Aug 2022

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Hi all,

We are travelling to Toronto in December on QF and, based on experience, wanted to know the best transit point. If we fly through LAX or Dallas, do we need to clear US immigration and customs before transferring to AA for the Toronto flight and does that mean that we need a US visa for entry?

Any advice/guidance will be much appreciated


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 27 Nov 2017

Total posts 46

Very simple - Dallas, yes and yes (or ESTA visa waiver).


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2013

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Dallas or Vancouver.



Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 731

Vancouver is the easiest but Dallas is second. As they don’t have separate international terminals you will have to enter the US and then go to the gate. This means ESTA or a visa. If you can’t go via Vancouver then a ESTA or visa is needed. ESTA if you’re eligible is quick. Online and approved almost instantly.


Member since 03 May 2013

Total posts 184

Only problem via YVR is Westjet rubbish who are prob your only option from there to YYZ if you're on a QF ticket all the way through; think Jetstar service. Otherwise AC are fine, think Qantas service.

Last editedby Joe at Aug 08, 2022, 11:03 AM.

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