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My fiancée is planning to book her ticket soon. We've found a flight for a good price l, but it includes a 1.5 hour layover in Vancouver, Canada. It is through PAL. From what I've read on this page:


she shouldn't have any problems since she'll have her K-1 visa. I was just wondering if there was anyone else who had a layover in Canada and what your experiences were like? Was there any hassle with customs? We're just a little concerned because it's only a 1.5 hour layover and if there's any hassle at customs, she may miss her connecting flight.

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1.5 hrs is not much time, barely enjoy to move from one plane to the other without rushing. As long as she stays in the terminal/gate area there should be no issues. She would only enter the customs area if she tried to leave that area.


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I agree that 1.5 hrs is bearly enough. If her first flight is delayed that she may not have enough time to make her connection. What city is her final destination?


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I think you need to make sure your stop in the US is a POE. I read somewhere that some ports in Canada can be used as US POE's. For example, I looked into a flight to Cleveland with a stop in Toronto (I think). Cleveland is not a POE, so the POE would have been Toronto. So if you have something like that, 1 1/2 hours probably won't be long enough.

I hope that is not too confusing, it was for me, so I didn't book that flight.

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I have taken that PAL flight a few times. They keep you quaranteed in a small area with only a cr and vending machines. Only exits to airport is emergency exit. I never went thru customs or immigrations. This is usually to just re fuel the plane. I would say she would be fine

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