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Green Coat volunteers and customer care staff can provide assistance.Vancouver Airport Authority

Fliers can pass time taking in the airport’s comprehensive Indigenous art collection.

Timesaver: Passengers flying to the U.S. can reserve a security screening slot through YVR Express (free). Use the YVR Order Now app to skip the line and pick up from YVR dining options.

Local flavours: Choose from Japadog (Japanese-style hot dogs and sides), Pajo’s fish & chips (wild-caught Pacific salmon and cod) or UpMeals vending machines, open 24-7 and stocked daily with healthy bowls and fresh-pressed juices.

Accessibility: Green Coat volunteers and customer care staff can provide the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard, Fly Calm colouring books and a travel resource kit developed with the Canucks Autism Network.

Upgrade: With four Plaza Premium Lounges, those on the move can access quiet work spaces, snacks and libations; advance booking for two hours from $55.73.

Layover: At the Fairmont Vancouver Airport, pay $30 for three hours of Health Club access – workout gear is available to rent – or the Fit on the Fly suite, equipped with a Peloton bike, Fitbench One, yoga mat and balance ball.

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