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Old Sep 28, 17, 6:42 am
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I'm doing this in F on the 6th Nov. Hoping the flight takes longer than it says as quite enjoyable.
Will probably put some comments up about everything during and afterwards.
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Old Oct 9, 17, 7:58 am
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I'm doing this in F on the 6th Nov. Hoping the flight takes longer than it says as quite enjoyable.
Will probably put some comments up about everything during and afterwards.
Does anyone know if a Canadian eTA or transit visa is required for CX889 JFK-YVR-HKG? Holding both GBR and HKSAR passports.

CX.com says you need a transit visa - which I undestand is different to an eTA.

CIC has this to say:

Travellers whose planes refuel in Canada going to and from the United States, as well as participants in the China Transit Program and Transit Without Visa Program, do not need to have an eTA or a visa to transit Canada.

Haven't flown this route in a while - grateful if any non-US / Canadian citizens who have done this recently to share their experience! Thanks!
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Old Oct 9, 17, 9:08 am
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Originally Posted by baclubflyer View Post
Does anyone know if a Canadian eTA or transit visa is required for CX889 JFK-YVR-HKG? Holding both GBR and HKSAR passports.

CX.com says you need a transit visa - which I undestand is different to an eTA.

CIC has this to say:

Travellers whose planes refuel in Canada going to and from the United States, as well as participants in the China Transit Program and Transit Without Visa Program, do not need to have an eTA or a visa to transit Canada.

Haven't flown this route in a while - grateful if any non-US / Canadian citizens who have done this recently to share their experience! Thanks!
I don't have an answer to your question but this is NOT a refuel stop. There are passengers flying only JFK-YVR or only YVR-HKG.
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Old Oct 9, 17, 9:27 am
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Originally Posted by cxfan1960 View Post
I don't have an answer to your question but this is NOT a refuel stop. There are passengers flying only JFK-YVR or only YVR-HKG.
But it is considered a refuel stop when passengers do the entire flight from JFK-HKG v.v.
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Old Oct 9, 17, 12:05 pm
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Does anybody have a recent menu of the JFK-YVR-HKG flight in F?

Doing this flight later this month!

baclubflyer - getting the eTA is the safest option.

Answer is here, assuming the JFK-YVR-HKG flight is not a refuel stop:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcen...num=420&top=16

If you can enter Canada with the eTA, I assume it's good enough for the JFK-YVR-HKG flight?
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Old Oct 9, 17, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by baclubflyer View Post
Does anyone know if a Canadian eTA or transit visa is required for CX889 JFK-YVR-HKG? Holding both GBR and HKSAR passports.

CX.com says you need a transit visa - which I undestand is different to an eTA.

CIC has this to say:

Travellers whose planes refuel in Canada going to and from the United States, as well as participants in the China Transit Program and Transit Without Visa Program, do not need to have an eTA or a visa to transit Canada.

Haven't flown this route in a while - grateful if any non-US / Canadian citizens who have done this recently to share their experience! Thanks!
It's a grey area. Safest bet is to get an ETA.

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Old Oct 23, 17, 6:49 pm
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Does anybody have a recent menu of the JFK-YVR-HKG flight in F?
JFK-YVR last week:



YVR-JFK last week:

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Old Oct 24, 17, 12:01 am
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Last year when I did the JFK-YVR-HKG flight, I couldn't check-in at the airport until I got a Canadian eta sorted out.
Had to apply online using my tablet and show them the confirmation.
Cost around CAN$8 I think.
UK passport holder.

Apparently, up to the week before, you didn't need it if you were in transit, but they changed that so I got caught out.

It does mention in the confirmation email that I got that the eTA is linked to your passport.

As said earlier, I would get one anyway. Saves some bother should you need it and it's costs next to nothing.

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Old Oct 24, 17, 6:40 pm
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An award flight I am looking at in J has an overnight layover in YVR. Flt 889 arrives from JFK at 11:45pm and Flt 859 departs for HKG at 9am. Guess one would require a hotel for this one, as I see the lounge closes at 2 am.

What are some decent hotel options in or around YVR?
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Old Oct 25, 17, 1:07 am
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An award flight I am looking at in J has an overnight layover in YVR. Flt 889 arrives from JFK at 11:45pm and Flt 859 departs for HKG at 9am. Guess one would require a hotel for this one, as I see the lounge closes at 2 am.

What are some decent hotel options in or around YVR?
There's a fairmont hotel right at the airport but do a kayak search for Richmond British Columbia.

There's a Marriott, Sandman, Westin and a few others close by
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Old Oct 25, 17, 2:30 pm
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I'm doing this in F on the 6th Nov. Hoping the flight takes longer than it says as quite enjoyable.
Will probably put some comments up about everything during and afterwards.
This is my favorite flight ex-USA. You will get two dinners! Can't beat that.
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Old Oct 25, 17, 2:39 pm
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An award flight I am looking at in J has an overnight layover in YVR. Flt 889 arrives from JFK at 11:45pm and Flt 859 departs for HKG at 9am. Guess one would require a hotel for this one, as I see the lounge closes at 2 am.

What are some decent hotel options in or around YVR?
The only in airport hotel is the Fairmont Gateway. There are shuttle buses to the Hilton and Marriott which are in Richmond. There's some good food options here. Alternatively there's a Pacific Gateway Hotel that is close to the airport but it's still a shuttle bus ride away.
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Old Nov 4, 17, 6:21 am
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Is there any particular gates this goes from in JFK?
Came in on a flight at 8pm last night and only saw a Heathrow flight boarding and that seemed to be a complete mess with people everywhere.
Not sure if they still do the separate boarding lanes etc.
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Old Nov 4, 17, 11:15 am
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This is my favorite flight ex-USA. You will get two dinners! Can't beat that.
If doing F/J, you get a third dinner with JFK Flagship Lounge.
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Old Nov 4, 17, 11:43 am
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Is there any particular gates this goes from in JFK?
Gate 47
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