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Time to get from International Arrivals to Domestic Terminal

Ireland
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Time to get from International Arrivals to Domestic Terminal

Hi there,

Our international Air Canada flight from London arrives into Vancouver at 11.35 a.m. and we want to get a flight then with Air Canada to Kelowna. How much time should I allow to collect baggage, clear customs, etc. and get to the domestic terminal. There are flights at 13.25, 14.55 and 17.45.

Any help as always would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Time to get from International Arrivals to Domestic Terminal

13.25 will be plenty of time. The Domestic terminal shares the same building so plan on say 30-45 minutes to clear customs and another 10 minutes to re-check your bags. That gives you an hour cushion.

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2. Re: Time to get from International Arrivals to Domestic Terminal

You have both flights on the same ticket though, right? That way, if for some reason, your flight from home to Vancouver is delayed and you miss the connecting flight, the airline will take care of rebooking you on the next available flight.

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3. Re: Time to get from International Arrivals to Domestic Terminal

Two hours will be plenty of time, even allowing for delayed arrival and your bag being the very LAST one onto the carosel.

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4. Re: Time to get from International Arrivals to Domestic Terminal

Thanks all for your advice. The flights aren't on the same ticket. We decided at a later stage to book flights to Kelowna.

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5. Re: Time to get from International Arrivals to Domestic Terminal

Won't be an issue.

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