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Westjet connecting flights - when do I go thru US Customs??

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Westjet connecting flights - when do I go thru US Customs??

I am flying Westjet, departing from Calgary, AB at 12:05 am and arriving in Toronto at 5:50 am, then have one hour and 50 minutes to make a connecting Westjet flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. My question is, do I have to collect my checked baggage in Toronto, take it with me to clear U.S. Customs, and then get my luggage to another Westjet counter to get it checked in for the flight to Ft.Lauderdale? Or does my checked baggage go straight through from Calgary to Ft Lauderdale?

At least, I am assuming I clear U.S. Customs in Toronto, and not Calgary, since the first leg of the trip is a domestic flight. My biggest concern is that, if I have to collect my luggage in Toronto, will I have enough time to get through customs and make the next flight?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Westjet connecting flights - when do I go thru US Customs??

Here is what you need to know. Click the link. Just fill in the spaces, origin, destination, airline and it will give you step by step information on how to transit from your Calgary flight to your US bound flight.

https:/…

Edited: 15 November 2016, 09:54
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2. Re: Westjet connecting flights - when do I go thru US Customs??

That is an excellent link - thanks so much!

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3. Re: Westjet connecting flights - when do I go thru US Customs??

Travelling from Gander ,NL to Tampa with carry on luggage ..Do I go straight to customs at Toronto Airport terminal 3

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4. Re: Westjet connecting flights - when do I go thru US Customs??

Necropost alert.

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5. Re: Westjet connecting flights - when do I go thru US Customs??

Informative nevertheless,,,,

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I have to disagree. The necropost provides absolutely no information interesting to anyone.

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7. Re: Westjet connecting flights - when do I go thru US Customs??

Clay and Judy- follow the link in post #1. It is still valid,

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Still valid and still interesting -- despite its age...

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9. Re: Westjet connecting flights - when do I go thru US Customs??

We are flying from Thunder Bay to Tampa Florida do we have to collect our luggage and put it through customs,in Toronto before boarding ,

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10. Re: Westjet connecting flights - when do I go thru US Customs??

Please see the link in post #1 on this thread.

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