I was originally booked with WestJet from Boston to Glasgow via Halifax. This week they told me that the BOS -> YHZ flight was canceled and would like to redirect me BOS -> YYZ -> YHZ -> GLA, doubling the length of the itinerary.
I called WestJet and they say they can not come up with anything better, so I'm looking for other alternatives.
One way is to book a flight with a separate airline from BOS -> YHZ and then take the original YHZ -> GLA flight (after telling WestJet that I am doing this to avoid being considered a no-show I'll if I do not). in BOS do not get on the plane; the agent I talked to said that would be possible).
The worry is that I will be traveling on checked baggage and these would be two separate tickets. Therefore, I assume that I have to clear the customs in YHZ, pick up my bags and then check them again and repeat the security check. and I do not know how long that will take. Assuming that nothing changes (and my belief is at best … temporary), I have between 1 hour and 50 minutes between flights.
- Are my assumptions correct? I have to pick up bags, clear customs, check bags again, clarify security?
- How long does this process usually take? The flight from Boston is a small plane that arrives on Sundays at 21.00.
- How long could this process take in the worst case? (I mean, I suppose that worst In this case, it takes days because something goes horribly wrong. So I'm looking for an idea for a reasonable cap …)
- It might be possible to get NEXUS before the trip. How much will that affect things?