A new program at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will allow travelers to skip one of the most frustrating parts of the airport experience – the security checkpoint line.
program, Called YVR ExpressIt will allow passengers to book a time slot to access security screening up to three days before their flight takes off.
Currently, the system is in place for passengers traveling to the US between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Gates in “E” section.
If a passenger has a flight to the States, they can book a seat 72 hours before their scheduled departure and at least 90 minutes before the flight takes off.
After they do, passengers can go to their designated security checkpoint within 15 minutes of their reservation, show staff a QR code and skip the security line entirely, according to the airport authority.
“Working with our partners, we aim to expand YVR Express to our domestic and international security checkpoints at the airport in the coming months,” Vancouver Airport Authority VP Robin McVicker said in a statement.
The move to streamline security checkpoint lines has come amid widespread reports of Delays and long lines Over the summer, security screeners said they felt Underpaid and burned out.
See | Passengers wait in long security lines at Vancouver Airport earlier this summer:
At one point during the summer, the airport was advising passengers to arrive three hours before any scheduled flight due to long queues leading to security checkpoints.
YVR said in its statement that it worked with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), the organization that employed security screeners at airports across the country when it created the program.
Also pointed to another program that travelers to the US could use: the Mobile passport control app From the US Customs and Border Protection Agency.
That app allows travelers to fill in their customs declaration and passport information, reducing wait times upon arrival.
The ArriveCAN app — that is No longer required to enter Canada The same objective applies to those returning to Canada – excluding public health measures.