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AS: SNA-YVR?  
User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

Remember a few years back when AS started SNA-YVR flights but forgot to get custom cleareance? Is this route still possible for AS? I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem since YVR has border preclearance for flights to the US.

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User currently offlineElmoTheHobo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

With FIS in Vancouver, they can.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

YVR had a FIS back then as well. The problem is on the US end; the US city must also have Customs as a fail-safe if they could not clear them up at the gateway city. Since at the time (not sure about now), SNA did not have Customs, they could not handle an international arrival, even if pre-cleared.

User currently offlineMcMax From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1647 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 2):
YVR had a FIS back then as well. The problem is on the US end; the US city must also have Customs as a fail-safe if they could not clear them up at the gateway city. Since at the time (not sure about now), SNA did not have Customs, they could not handle an international arrival, even if pre-cleared.

Yup, that's correct. Because SNA currently does not have any customs facilities, international flights are not permitted. However, SNA is in the midst of building a new Terminal C, which is supposed to have customs facilities for international service. It would be great if AS were to reinstate the YVR non-stop--it would save the stop in Seattle and the frantic trek on the train system to get to the Horizon gates.

--Max



De minimis non curat lex tamen ego curao
User currently offlinePacifica From Canada, joined May 2006, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1647 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 2):
The problem is on the US end; the US city must also have Customs as a fail-safe if they could not clear them up at the gateway city.

One thing though is that if the flight is pre-cleared in Canada, the US airport only needs to be a landing rights airport, rather than an airport of entry. However, I am not too sure of the differences between these two...maybe someone else with more knowledge can elaborate?


User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1507 times:

Why would AS fly the route? AS dropped SAN-YVR after Air Canada/Jazz entered the market. Why would it be any different for SNA?

User currently offlineTennisace From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

SNA-YVR (like SAN-YVR) is a route for which a B737 might be a touch too big.....more of an RJ route for which AC is ideally suited to pickup connecting traffic through Vancouver. I bet AC is eyeing it once customs get set up there. But you never know, maybe AS (Horizon?) will give it another go, but like SAN-YVRthey would be relying strictly on O&D traffic which is a disadvantage. As an aside, a friend of mine recently flew YVR-SAN on the Jazz CRJ705 and said it was full both ways.
ACJ is starting YVR-SMF this summer, so I guess SMF has full customs there?? Doesn't AeroMexico/Mexicana fly in there too??


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