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Question: Quick UA Connection In YYZ  
User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3287 posts, RR: 13
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

Hey all,

I just had a question about connecting in YYZ, both flights on UA oddly enough. No, they are not codeshares with AC either. Right before Christmas, I'm hoping to nonrev out to IAD, but of course all the DEN-IAD nonstops are getting pretty full, so I'm looking at doing any flights with an intermediate stop. Oddly enough, one of the "better" options seems to be a routing of DEN-YYZ-IAD, both on UAX flights.

So, my question is, would I be able to make a ~39 min~ connection in YYZ?? Would I have to go through customs first, or would I be allowed to immediately get back on the plane?? (same aircraft continues to IAD)

All comments/suggestions appreciated!!

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User currently offlineBriboy From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

It is my understanding that you would both have to clear Canadian Immigration and Customs, then clear US Customs and Immigration and then security. No way you can do this under 40 minutes (unless you have a NEXUS card).


User currently offlineLAXAgent From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

Hello Transpac787,

In june I Non-Rev LAX-YYZ-LGA on AC. In my case upon arrival in Terminal 1 ( UA also opperates out this terminal) I followed the sign for US Connections and Clear US Customs. Officer looked at me weird about my inbound LAX flight but then I explained I was Airline Employee. There is no need to clear Canadian Customs I think, well i didnt. Hope this helps. Just be in mind that any delay or depends how long Immigration lines plus secutity could be

User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

UA to UA (USA>USA) is a semi-sterile connection. You must proceed into the customs hall, bear left, follow the US sign(flag) up the escalator, and doable without checked luggage. Line-ups in US Border Protection can be very heavy, but generally lighter in the queue for US Citizens.

I followed this routine the other day arrival from NYC departing to IAH in 15 minutes. Granted I was an operating crew member, but if you're inbound flight is one on time, and line-ups for Customs are light to moderate, it shouldn't be a problem. Mid-day departures (1100-1400) see the lightest lines at US Border Protection Services.

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