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First time flying SEA-YVR on QX- can I stay in the terminal?

First time flying SEA-YVR on QX- can I stay in the terminal?

Old Feb 26, 15, 4:26 pm
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First time flying SEA-YVR on QX- can I stay in the terminal?

I'm flying QX to YVR in a few weeks and wondered if, after clearing Immigration and Customs, I can stay in the terminal.

This will be my first experience with Canada/YVR.

I'd like to take an early flight, but as I can't check-in at the hotel until 2, I'll have excess time there if I do.

I have Priority Pass, and there are 3 clubs there where I could get some work done, but I'm not sure if I would have access to them after I and C.

I have been in some intl airports where, after I and C, your only option is what is available in baggage claim/pre-security area.

Any help/insight on making the best use of time in the YVR terminal will be great appreciated.
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Old Feb 26, 15, 8:13 pm
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Don't think so. I just did a YVR arrival last week. When you deplane from outside Canada you are channeled via a sterile walkway to C and I, then through the baggage hall, then out into the landside / post-security arrivals area. So far as I know there is no way to access the post-security departures area without holding an onward ticket and going back in through security again. If you are departing for the US you do pre-clearance to get to the 90-series gates and "leave the country," so it is no casual thing.
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Old Feb 26, 15, 8:43 pm
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Thanks you BearX220, that is exactly what I needed to know.
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Old Feb 27, 15, 2:54 am
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You might be able to get a "cheap" day-use room at the Fairmont inside the terminal.
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