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Vanc BC to Balti - change in Denver...recommended time for immigration?

Vanc BC to Balti - change in Denver...recommended time for immigration?

Feb 18th, 2013, 12:44 PM
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Vanc BC to Balti - change in Denver...recommended time for immigration?

I'm looking at a flight from Vancouver to Baltimore, changing planes in Denver. The layover is 1:45 - is this enough time to allow for immigration? Must we leave the gate area...go through immigration and customs and then re-enter security and make our way back to our departure gate? Both flights are with the same airline and we will have carry on only.

I've flown international many times but never have had to change planes coming home...thank you.
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Feb 18th, 2013, 12:53 PM
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Which country are you a citizen of? Coming home to Baltimore you could cross from Vancouver using the Amtrak bus or train to Seattle and fly home from there.
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Feb 18th, 2013, 01:23 PM
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For many Canada to USA flights you clear USA immigration and customs at the Canadian airport before you leave Canada, so arrival in the US is the same as any USA domestic flight (nothing special). It appears that Vancouver follows the same but you might want to check with your airline. See the following link http://www.yvr.ca/en/navigating-YVR/...rotection.aspx
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Feb 18th, 2013, 01:36 PM
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Tom...from the US - doesn't really fit in the schedule to train to Seattle first.
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Feb 18th, 2013, 04:40 PM
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Laurie Ann's answer is correct. You'll clear US Immigration and Customs at the airport in Vancouver before you ever your first flight. There's where you need to allow plenty of extra time. Find our from your airline how far in advance you need to check in.
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