Connecting from Canada -----> USA at YYZ : an enhancement

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  1. milchap
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    milchap Gold Member

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    The following was the procedure........

    Prodeed to F gates and claim luggage off the belt then USA customs and immigration,'

    Two weeks ago, I was connecting in YYZ to FLL....

    An agent helped me scan my stuff at entrance to F gate and my name appeared on a screen. I then was told my checked luggge would be directed to my final destination and no need to handle it in YYZ....;and to proceed to USA immigration and customs.

    And it worked.

    I was told this was implemented the day I travelled.
     
  2. PhotoJim

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    They've had this at YVR for awhile (at least a year) and it works quite well. They can (and will) pull your bags from the queue if US Customs wants to inspect them.
     
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    The difference is that a photo of your bag appears on a screen in YVR while the YYZ screen has your name.
     
  4. PhotoJim

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    Yes, similar idea - they have a way of knowing which bags are your bags. I think it will be a huge timesaver.

    My last US-bound connection at YYZ was last May, YFC-YYZ-DCA - I spent quite a lot of time waiting for my bag to turn up before I could go through Customs. I could have spent another half hour in the lounge with this new system, which would have worked for me.
     
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    great- with the boarding gong show vis a vis carryon's and a nice AMEX delayed baggage coverage, this may just mean I never drag a bag through the airport again!
     
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    I flew through YYZ to MCO last week too. Only carry on, but noticed that the old luggage collection area was roped off and new computer terminals where there. I was hoping this was why, one less hassle if I have bags.
     
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