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YGK to LAS via YYZ

Flying from Kingston to Las Vegas next week. Connecting in Toronto.

I have a fairly short connection (a little over an hour). What I'm wondering is the process of the whole thing. Obviously I pecker pre-clear customs in Toronto and not Kingston. But when I arrive in YYZ, is there a separate customs area for arrivals, or do I get kicked out into the main queue that I would be in if I didn't have that first leg at all? Do I go through security again?

If so, I have my doubts that I can make my flight to Vegas unless I beg people to let me jump the line.
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Check here with your airline details.

https://www.torontopearson.com/en/connections

Fortunately you're not connecting at YVR where between a slow security rescreening line (mandatory) and U.S. immigration and customs, you'd be hooped without Nexus.
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You will leave the secure area and back through security and through the American customs. Pre-clearance does not help you at all.
How much time will it take? cannot say. We have gone through in less than an hour but have also waited a long time. YYZ sucks.
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Pete_Coach wrote: You will leave the secure area and back through security and through the American customs. Pre-clearance does not help you at all.
How much time will it take? cannot say. We have gone through in less than an hour but have also waited a long time. YYZ sucks.
Assuming this is AC in T1. You will not return landslide. Rather you follow signs for E/F gates which takes you to the transfer area after passing through some gates. and then you re-clear US transfer security and then US immigration in the transfer area. Going through security is a US requirement sadly.
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D582 wrote: Assuming this is AC in T1. You will not return landslide. Rather you follow signs for E/F gates which takes you to the transfer area after passing through some gates. and then you re-clear US transfer security and then US immigration in the transfer area. Going through security is a US requirement sadly.
The OP asked "is there a separate customs area for arrivals, or do I get kicked out into the main queue " and whether you want to call US transfer security the main que or not, the wait can be very long. I have been in that line many times. Then you need to wait in the pre customs area for your name to be posted, indicating your bags have been x-rayed and screened, then on to US Customs.
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Shaner wrote: Flying from Kingston to Las Vegas next week. Connecting in Toronto.

I have a fairly short connection (a little over an hour). What I'm wondering is the process of the whole thing. Obviously I pecker pre-clear customs in Toronto and not Kingston. But when I arrive in YYZ, is there a separate customs area for arrivals, or do I get kicked out into the main queue that I would be in if I didn't have that first leg at all? Do I go through security again?

If so, I have my doubts that I can make my flight to Vegas unless I beg people to let me jump the line.
What time are you connecting in YYZ?

Last time I did this it took me all of 10 mins to get through security + US customs after connecting in Toronto. I departed from Ottawa, landed in Toronto, followed the signs for US connections, went through security and then customs with a bunch of time to kill. This was around 10 or so in the morning.
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Typhoonz wrote: What time are you connecting in YYZ?

Last time I did this it took me all of 10 mins to get through security + US customs after connecting in Toronto. I departed from Ottawa, landed in Toronto, followed the signs for US connections, went through security and then customs with a bunch of time to kill. This was around 10 or so in the morning.
About 7 pm. I land at 6:55 pm and depart at 8:35 pm. I actually have more time than I originally thought. The good thing is I'm arriving on a dash 8, so it won't take much time to get off the plane.
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Shaner wrote: About 7 pm. I land at 6:55 pm and depart at 7:35 pm. I actually have more time than I originally thought. The good thing is I'm arriving on a dash 8, so it won't take much time to get off the plane.
Do you have Nexus and are you checking bags or carry on only?
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Typhoonz wrote: Do you have Nexus and are you checking bags or carry on only?
No nexus and only carry on. Be advised I edited my post that you quoted. The times I wrote were incorrect. I've since corrected my post.
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I imagine that time of the evening should be pretty quiet for pre-clearance. With the additional 40 mins, you should be good even if the YGK-YYZ flight arrives a wee bit late.
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thriftshopper wrote: I imagine that time of the evening should be pretty quiet for pre-clearance. With the additional 40 mins, you should be good even if the YGK-YYZ flight arrives a wee bit late.
Yeah, I originally thought I had 65 minutes, which had me worried. When I read my flight times again and realized I had an extra 40 minutes, I'm not too worried about it now. If need be I'll beg to jump the line, but I doubt it will come to that

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