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cp1301

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 06 Sep 2016

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SYD-NYC on Air Canada

cp1301

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 06 Sep 2016

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Flying to NY next April, Air Canada is offering the cheapest prices and also quickest flying time (economy) from SYD. Just wondering if anyone has flown this route before? its via YVR and then connecting to Newark. How does International transit work in Vancouver?

Any advice welcome, Thanks :)

milesrolls

Member since 25 Apr 2013

Total posts 25

AC has rolled out a new cabin layout on the 777 which is sadly 10 across so it's pretty tight in there. 

The transit is pretty easy as the SYD flight seemed to arrive at a quiet time. The connection was seamless and one of the fastest i've done. I wasn't heading to the US where I believe they have a pre-clearence however.

cp1301

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 06 Sep 2016

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Thanks for that info! Thats re-assuring to know that the connection is fast and easy because the connection time is only 1 hr and 40 min, quite tight. Also a shame to hear about another airline going 10 across. 

jrfsp

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Mar 2014

Total posts 81

The connection to the states is very easy. No customs or immigration no canada. Just look for signs to America pre clearance. I was through in 10 minutes! 1.40 will be fine. Nice airport to transfer via, and so nice to arrive as a domestis into the states

ecbailey

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 12 Jan 2016

Total posts 32

Vancouver airport has pre clearance, very handy being able to walk off like a domestic passenger once in NY. 

I'm not sure if you'll have to collect and recheck bags, given how the pre clearance is setup I'm guessing the answer is no. 

cp1301

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 06 Sep 2016

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Didn't even know about the pre-clearence, thanks for informing me :)

JTG

Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club

Member since 11 Jul 2014

Total posts 30

I transitted through YVR goign to LAS about six years ago so not that current. It was a quick transfer but I was taken into a room to verify by camera my luggage.

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