Help with cancellation policy

Old Mar 25, 16, 11:31 pm
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Originally Posted by tcook052 View Post
Not necessarily as OP said they bought their ticket in Sept. and the ETA notice only was posted on ac.com mid-Sept.

http://www.aircanada.com/en/news/150917.html
If you would go back to the thread earlier you'll see this is about needing a visa, not about ETA.
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Old Mar 26, 16, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by tcook052 View Post
Not necessarily as OP said they bought their ticket in Sept. and the ETA notice only was posted on ac.com mid-Sept.

http://www.aircanada.com/en/news/150917.html
I just had this discussion with someone at work. Indian citizen, H-1B visa, but doesn't want to go to Canada because a visa is required.

This has nothing to do with an eTA.
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Old Mar 26, 16, 2:57 pm
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Originally Posted by tcook052 View Post
Not necessarily as OP said they bought their ticket in Sept. and the ETA notice only was posted on ac.com mid-Sept.

http://www.aircanada.com/en/news/150917.html
OP is an Indian national. Accoding to TIMATIC, Canada requires a visa even to transit. An eTA won't help him.

Given the number of Indian nationals on the West Coast of the US, best to fly either through EWR (non-stop) or any number of routes TPAC connecting onward to India, unless one wants to deal with the additional visa requirement.
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Old Mar 26, 16, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by sktnyc View Post
I carry an Indian passport.

This is a new rule effective since just two weeks? I booked the tickets in sep, and the email confirmation from orbitz doesn't say anything about visa requirements. I wish orbitz or aircanada had send out an email a month or so in advance, as a reminder.

I booked with EY using aa miles. AC rep said my only option is to cancel.
You are not eligible to apply for an eTA.

Indian nationals require a visa to transit or visit Canada.

eTA is only for nationals of those countries who do not normally require a visa to transit or visit Canada. There are a few exceptions for nationals of certain countries which normally require a visa to transit Canada without one but these are not applicable to Indian nationals.
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Old Mar 27, 16, 2:05 am
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Yes, looks like eta doesn't apply for me. Had no idea Indian nationals always required visa to transit thru Canada.
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Old Mar 27, 16, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by sktnyc View Post
Feeling pretty stupid. I had no idea a visa is required for transiting thru Canada. I reached the airport this morning at 5.30a to check in for my flight to India via YYZ. And the agent said I cannot board the flight.
What was the scheduled departure of your SFO-YYZ flight?
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Old Mar 27, 16, 3:50 pm
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It was last Thu, 7.30a
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