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YYZ Transborder via YVR - what is the procedure now?

YYZ Transborder via YVR - what is the procedure now?

Old Aug 6, 16, 2:05 pm
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YYZ Transborder via YVR - what is the procedure now?

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I have done a search but no luck... we are flying YYZ-YVR-PDX next week ... with the new transborder setup at YYZ, where do we check in? Can we check our bag through to PDX, or do we still have to collect it in order to clear US procedures at YVR?

If any knows and can share, thanks
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Old Aug 6, 16, 2:24 pm
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YYZ has nothing to do with Transborder in your case, since you are flying through to YVR

Your YYZ-YVR is domestic, you clear customs in YVR


edit: and your bag will be checked through

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Old Aug 6, 16, 4:55 pm
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Before you clear customs at YVR you have to go thru security again. It was very slow.
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Old Aug 6, 16, 8:16 pm
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Originally Posted by cooleddie View Post
Before you clear customs at YVR you have to go thru security again. It was very slow.
YVR has the absolute worst security for a major airport in Canada.

Award for the worst smallest airport with horrible security has to be YQR. Just painful
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Old Aug 6, 16, 8:26 pm
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Originally Posted by lcohen999 View Post
YVR has the absolute worst security for a major airport in Canada.

Award for the worst smallest airport with horrible security has to be YQR. Just painful
Maybe it's just the times I fly, but with Nexus YVR os 90% faster than YYZ for me.
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Old Aug 6, 16, 9:24 pm
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Originally Posted by lcohen999 View Post
YVR has the absolute worst security for a major airport in Canada.
Worst as in slowest time to pass? Worst because they miss too many prohibited items? Or worst as in you don't approve of the decor? What constitutes 'worst' for you?

I'm guessing #1. I clear security (Nexus lane) in YVR C pier on a biweekly basis. If it takes me 5 minutes, I consider that unusually slow. It generally takes no more than 10 min from curb to gate, including the time it takes to deviate and print a BP at a kiosk prior to security. I find YEG domestic is just as quick.
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Old Aug 6, 16, 9:53 pm
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Originally Posted by CZAMFlyer View Post
I'm guessing #1. I clear security (Nexus lane) in YVR C pier on a biweekly basis. If it takes me 5 minutes, I consider that unusually slow. It generally takes no more than 10 min from curb to gate, including the time it takes to deviate and print a BP at a kiosk prior to security.
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Originally Posted by lcohen999 View Post
YVR has the absolute worst security for a major airport in Canada.
YYZ, YOW, YYC and YEG are far worse IME. In YOW some of them don't even know how to operate the scanners properly.
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Old Aug 6, 16, 10:37 pm
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Transborder ? YYC is worst in Canada +15 years absolute joke.
Friends don't let friends transit YYC

YVR is pleasure and pain less , YYZ ok even improved
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Old Aug 6, 16, 10:42 pm
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Originally Posted by lcohen999 View Post
Award for the worst smallest airport with horrible security has to be YQR. Just painful
YXE wins that award for me.
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Old Aug 7, 16, 12:12 am
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There was no nexus line when connecting from domestic flight to transborder flight using the connection aisle/lane at YVR
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Old Aug 7, 16, 6:51 am
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Thanks for all these responses!
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Old Aug 7, 16, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by cooleddie View Post
There was no nexus line when connecting from domestic flight to transborder flight using the connection aisle/lane at YVR
There was when I did it a while back but it made little difference. Not available for security which is the real bottleneck. For Customs it just meant using a different machine and then everyone identifies their bag on the computer with the same person and funnels to the same few officers. There seemed no point to this.

When I asked about going airside for true Nexus, several FT posters said they do it all the time and it's faster.
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