Thursday, October 31, 2013

YVR: A Lovely Place To Start A Trip

We're starting a four-day trip that will end in Barcelona Sunday and eventually on Oceania's Nautica for a Mediterranean cruise.

We fly on United (sadly all in Economy)from Vancouver to San Francisco to Newark. The next flight to the cheapest nearby destination, Milan, doesn't leave until Friday evening so we will stay in Newark at an airport Hampton Inn.

Tomorrow evening we fly to Milan and stay overnight there Saturday morning we fly on Easy Jet from Milan to Barcelona.

Even with some traffic delays at the end of the morning rush, we drove up B.C. Highway 99 with few delays, parked our car, and were through all of the formalities and in the Maple Leaf Lounge almost before we knew it.

We had a choice of NEXUS or Global Entry as went through US Immigration at YVR. We chose Global Entry because with that we didn't have to fill out a Customs form. The Customs questions are included as one goes through the Global Entry process on the machine.

Let's hope the rest of the trip goes as smoothly as the first three hours have.

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