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I am flying from Köln Germany to SEA and then from SEA to MSO on two separate reservations. My flight from CGN (Eurowings) arrives in SEA at 2 pm and my flight to MSO (Alaska Air) leaves at 3:35 pm... Any tips or suggestions you guys have to help me make my connection?
I also forgot to mention that I have a checked bag.
With checked baggage that connection isn't really possible.
Flying into Seattle with Virgin from LHR, then out to SLC with Delta. Layover time is 1 hour 40, and both trips are on the same ticket. Travelling with hand luggage only. Is this enough time? Assuming I need to clear customs / immigration but with no bags to collect. Thanks
My mother is going to fly Alaska Airlines from Missoula to Seattle, then Seattle (with 6 hours layover) fly Xiamen Airlines to Shenzhen, China. All flights are under one reservation. Will she need to pick up her luggages in Seattle and re-checkin them? Thank you!
If everything is on the same reservation then she won't have to claim her bags in Seattle on the way to Shenzhen.
My family (we are 4) are traveling from Jeddah to Sea (British Airways via London). Our flight arrives at 17:10. We need tobook a local flight separately. Should we book a flight at 6:55 or 7:10 (two options available)? We hold Pakistani passports and it's my second visit but my family's first. Are the above-mentioned times sufficient?Please advise.
Neither connection time is sufficient. You need at least 3 hours.
Hi, 7 Taiwanese arrive SEA/TAC 19:30 on BR26 , then 22:00 AS 89 to Anchorage, all separated reservation, is it enough time for immigration & claim baggage?
No, that is not enough time with two separate reservations. I suspect there is not a later flight, so plan on spending the night in Seattle and flying to Alaska in the morning.
Thanks for your help,we recheck the travel agent, she said our booking are one reservation. Is the connecting time enough? Should we claim the baggage and check in again at Alaska air desk? Thanks!
You will have to claim your bags to take it through US Customs. If your bags are tagged through to Alaska, then you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk immediately after you clear customs. You should have enough time.
Hi! I will be travelling to Chicago from China and there is a 2-hour layover in Seattle.
Do I need to go through immigration? Or do I just go straight to the depature gate?
Yes, in Seattle you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, go through security and to your departure gate. 2 hours is enough time if both tickets are on the same reservation.