1h20m enough time to exchange
The flight flies from YYZ to Washington Dulles and then to Tokyo. There is 1h20m in Washington Dulles for the connection. Is that sufficient?
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Jun 29th, 2016 12:12 am
Thanks so much for the info. The flight from YYZ to IAD is Air Can and IAD to Tokyo NRT is on ANA. So looks like the time is a bit tight so I don't want to risk it.tiggrrrrr75 wrote: ↑Both flights should be within the C/D concourse if you fly United, so you should have more than enough time. If you fly Air Canada express to IAD, you arrive at Z terminals so a little more difficult connection, but doable.
If your flight to Tokyo is on ANA, it departs from Concourse B. Again doable, but a possibly bit tight.
IAD can get really busy if you are traveling during a US holiday period so depending on your travel dates, keep that in mind.
Jun 29th, 2016 5:27 am
Jun 29th, 2016 11:35 pm
You trolling or just not reading? Not only is your advice wrong, but nobody even mentioned nexus (unless a post got deleted?). Nexus although amazing and worth it, will not help you.
Jun 30th, 2016 12:32 am
GangStarr wrote: ↑You trolling or just not reading? Not only is your advice wrong, but nobody even mentioned nexus (unless a post got deleted?). Nexus although amazing and worth it, will not help you.
Don't throw off people asking for advice, I only scold you because you say "like others have said"
OP if your flying in the winter I guess it's a bit riskier flying east to fly west. Washington has been beat up in recent years with snow and other b/s far more then toronto. if you're delayed and booked on one ticket the airlines will try to get you to where you are going asap if you miss a legal connection. However the cause of that delay, be it weather or airline fault will define how you are treated, weather impacts so many flyers it can really delay things. Too many if's to tell you what happens if you don't make it.
If it's anything besides weather demand the best flight arrangement to get to your destination which may include demanding a flight on their competing alliance flights.
Posting you're itinerary and description of classes along with what months you are flying would probably encourage the more veteran frequent flyers to comment on connections in certain airports.
Jun 30th, 2016 12:45 am
Edit: def fly anafenomenon wrote: ↑I'm flying back early December. It's my first time redeeming Aeroplan miles as well and it's been a while since I flew back to Asia so appreciate your feedback.
My 2 options:
1) YYZ-> Vancouver (connection time 1h33m) -> NRT all on Air Can
2) YYZ -> Chicago O'Hare (connection time 2h30) -> NRT Air Can to Chicago and then ANA to NRT
I would assume option 1 is better? Don't have to go through US? Is the 1h33m connection time enough?
Jul 2nd, 2016 12:16 am
GangStarr wrote: ↑Edit: def fly ana
Sorry this is not a route I fly regularly (flight washington to narita coming up) If you manage to fly all nippon metal, they are one of the few remaining who maintain a 2x4x3 seat layout in economy. Which as an economy solo flyer I really value. Of course plane/seating plans change. I don't think a single ac plane has this setup. Unlike the board, I do think AC Trans pacific economy as much as rfd rags on it, is pretty good if you enjoy a "few" glasses of wine, few being relative on 14 hr flights.
No doubt Ana seating is better.
Edit: also for your outbound flight, flying through the us is a non issue, you clear customs in toronto so unless you really plan on being last minute on an international (unlikely) the usa isn't a big deal.
On the way home flying through vancouver would mean canada customs there and no customs in toronto. Though you'd likely have a checked bag. However via usa you'd need to clear us customs (nexus/Ge helps) then clear canada customs (nexus helps) but an unnecessary extra step.
Best of luck on your travels!
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If you are going to tokyo then yes hanida is a much closer airport. I wouldn't pay too much extra unless you really value time. The narita express should get you where your going in a little over an hour, but certainly if you can fly via hanida do it.
Jul 3rd, 2016 11:48 am
It was I believe $5 more in aeroplan taxes. So a no brainer.
Jul 4th, 2016 4:16 pm