As I previously posted, I’m doing a lot of travel for work. But it’s mostly between Ottawa and Vancouver. This qualifies me to be an unofficial expert on the best ways to traverse the Star Alliance system in North America. Some observations:
- Vancouver has an e-Border; great for Canadian citizens returning to Canada. You avoid the lines.
- Vancouver is the only airport I have seen that allows for checking bags between the US and Canada without having to re-check them. More time saved.
- Toronto still has the most flight selection – though they could really use a morning departure to Seattle (again)
- Chicago offers the most connection options – but you run the risk of weather delays/cancellations; on the flip side, you clear US customs in Canada which makes for less connecting hassles.
And that’s all for now!