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Realistically speaking... (waiting time at YYZ)

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loriblum wrote:
Aug 3rd, 2017 5:47 am
We arrived at the gate at 4:45am.....and have been sitting at the gate since 5:05am lol

So, guess we didn't have to worry about any delays! Total of 20 mins! :)
Nexus or not? Did u notice the density of people increasing as time went on? Pre 5am is probably pre rush.
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It looks like I'm too late, but had I replied before your flight, I would have told you that if you have no luggage, have Nexus, are flying Air Canada in Terminal 1, it will be a breeze.

I would even arrive 1 hour before the plane is scheduled to depart from Pearson.
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Adding a data point..... Saturday morning after 9am at T1, carry-on only, 12 minutes from curb to gate without Nexus. Security is more efficient with that new 4 bin loader system. No lineup at the APC machines, and then there were about 3 CBP booths with agents sitting around waiting.
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loriblum wrote:
Aug 3rd, 2017 5:47 am
We arrived at the gate at 4:45am.....and have been sitting at the gate since 5:05am lol

So, guess we didn't have to worry about any delays! Total of 20 mins! :)
must have been a long security line LOL. I've made it from entrance door to gate in 10 minutes with Nexus. But better to have more time as a buffer just in case. you never know when it's your turn to be randomly selected for extra screening from the US border guards.
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lol in fairness, I travel with a child so those extra 10 mins can just be due to a slow-walker (at 5am)! ;)

I'm loving Nexus and the whole TSA Pre-check process!!

At the MCO airport, the regular line was at least 75 mins long. We walked up to the Pre-check line and it was less than 20 mins!! (Granted this was at 4pm on Sunday so more traffic than at 5am)!
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