Layover and gym at Toronto Pearson

Aug 9th, 2014, 05:57 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 3
Layover and gym at Toronto Pearson

I have a five hour layover at Toronto Pearson. I'll be flying in from Newark and out to Europe. I understand I'll need to go through customs twice and security once. Does anyone have experience using this gym on a layover? Will I have enough time to get back through security and customs and make my flight? Thanks!
CATVT is offline  
Aug 9th, 2014, 05:12 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,518
Here is the airport site that deals with connecting flights. You need to put in your itinerary and the airline(s) you are flying. http://torontopearson.com/Connecting.aspx#
It seems strange that you would go through customs twice. Customs deals with imports to Canada which presumably you are not doing. If you check your luggage straight through from your departure to destination, you won't even see it.
If you can transfer without leaving a secure area, you may not need to go through immigration procedures either. Your passport probably will be checked, maybe more than once, for security purposes, and many airlines run their own security at the boarding lounges.
Southam is online now  
Aug 9th, 2014, 05:16 PM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 3
Thanks for the link. I believe the gym is located pre-security, so flying in from Newark, I presume I would have to go through customs once and out through secured area then when I'm done at the gym, through security and customs again to get to terminal. Thanks for the info!
CATVT is offline  
Aug 9th, 2014, 06:59 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 63,906
>> I would have to go through customs once and out through secured area then when I'm done at the gym, through security and customs again to get to terminal. <<

I think you are confusing 'Customs' w/ Immigration/passport control. If it is indeed landside, you will go through both to visit the gym (you'll have nothing to declare so you may not even realize you are going through Customs). Then on the way back in to the departure area (airside) you will go through security and have your passport/boarding pass checked.

There is no Customs involved when flying out.
janisj is online now  
Aug 10th, 2014, 05:00 AM
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 3
Ah yes,this makes more sense. Thanks for the help!
CATVT is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:32 PM.