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Old 03-18-2013, 06:41 PM   #16
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Yes it is a US customs issue BUT Peason International and Air Canada did NOT handle the situation properly that's what the issue was.

Not sure but coming back today going through US customs on
The US side was no problem less then 15 to get through.

Also why would terminal 1 in Pearson have such and issue yet terminal have no problems as our friends left from there 1/2hr difference to flight and no problems yet we did in terminal 1 as well as several friends of ours who left the next day
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:43 AM   #17
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You are actually going through Canadian customs when coming back to Canada.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:53 AM   #18
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We are connecting through Pearson in August. We land at 12:30am and don't get our connecting flight to MCO until 10:20am. Is there a hotel at the airport like we have in Vancouver? I checked the Pearson website and couldn't see anything. Someone mentioned that some airports have quiet lounges where you can stretch out, is there such a thing at Pearson? We booked through Aeroplan and didn't have much choice for flight times otherwise I would have never planned such a crazy scenario!! thanks, Lara
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:58 AM   #19
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Hi Lara

Not sure how lounges are at the airport BUT there is a hotel connected to terminal 3 here's the link
http://www.sheratongatewaytorontoairport.com/
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:00 PM   #20
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thanks Myasmum, I will look into it
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:16 PM   #21
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There's also a hotel by the parking garage, reachable by the train that also goes between the terminals, say a max of 10 min from the furthest terminal.
http://pearson.althotels.ca/en
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:02 AM   #22
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There's also a hotel by the parking garage, reachable by the train that also goes between the terminals, say a max of 10 min from the furthest terminal.
http://pearson.althotels.ca/en

The train is out of service as of a few days ago. It's been replaced by a bus while they are constructing the new train station.

I was on the same flight as a PP. We had checked in at 5:15 for our 8:55 flight as my ds was flying overseas out of terminal 3 earlier in the evening. We sat in the d*** Q lounge for 3 hours. No food available, except a vending machine. Even when we left the lounge to go look for food, there was only a Tim Horton's available. When we finally did get through security, there were the restaurants, empty. If I were the operator/waiter in one of these restaurants, I would be very unhappy. I was very unhappy as a traveller.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:04 PM   #23
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The train is out of service as of a few days ago. It's been replaced by a bus while they are constructing the new train station.
Wow. We just used it Sunday night on our way back from a March Break trip. We always park in the valu-park garage, so that's a big problem for us. Any idea when it will be running again?
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Wow. We just used it Sunday night on our way back from a March Break trip. We always park in the valu-park garage, so that's a big problem for us. Any idea when it will be running again?
The changeover was on Tuesday. According to the webpage for Link here and the links on that page to the Union Station Express, the new express train is supposed to be in service in 2015. So....no time soon.
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Oooooh...that's bad. I'm going to park at the value garage in a couple of weeks. Hopefully the bus is isn't too inconvenient.
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Oooooh...that's bad. I'm going to park at the value garage in a couple of weeks. Hopefully the bus is isn't too inconvenient.
Can you post after you get back and let us know how it went? It would be really helpful for those of us planning future trip parking...
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Can you post after you get back and let us know how it went? It would be really helpful for those of us planning future trip parking...
Sure... I'll be using it next weekend so I'll post how it went a week from this Sunday (hopefully I remember and I'm not to zonked out to do it!)
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We are connecting through Pearson in August. We land at 12:30am and don't get our connecting flight to MCO until 10:20am. Is there a hotel at the airport like we have in Vancouver?
Yes, there is a Sheraton along the Airport Monorail line, but it's probably overpriced.

However, within 5 - 10 minutes of the airport there are a gazillion lower price hotels.


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The changeover was on Tuesday. According to the webpage for Link here and the links on that page to the Union Station Express, the new express train is supposed to be in service in 2015. So....no time soon.
Oh great news! About time Toronto has a train link to the airport.

Hopefully they will price the train for a reasonable cost. Chicago for example, you can go from the airport to downtown for $2.50 since it is a subway stop.

But anything less than $20.00 would be great.

Too bad the train doesn't stop off in the suburbs as well (i.e. Markham, etc.).
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Ok. Took the link bus this morning. There was a bus waiting as soon as I left the building. It took about 10-15 minutes to get to Terminal 1. Probably 5-10 to get to Terminal 3.

The biggest difference between train and bus is schlepping your luggage on and off the bus.

Now... I took this at 5:30 in the morning. I'm not sure how fast it'll be when there's more traffic on Airport Road

Park on Level 4, walk to where the train would be, go down one level and the bus is just outside.
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Q Lounge is still in existence. I ended up arriving at the airport 2 hours before my flight and got to the gate 5 minutes before boarding. Didn't have time to buy breakfast.

When I got home, I went to the bus stop for the link bus back to the garage. In Terminal 1, you need to go up to Departures, row H. Basically...where it dropped you off.

Make sure you get on the bus that includes the Viscount garage. There are some buses that just go to the terminals. 2 terminal buses came before the garage one. All in all, from the time I stood on the curb to wait for the bus and when I got to the garage was approximately 15 minutes.
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