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HI

I am travelling on alaska from portland , oregon to seattle and then from seattle to dubai.

I have only 1 hour 20 minutes layover time in between..

Is this time enough? considering the tickets are in the same itenerary
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
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, Im planing on flying from Denver to Seattle and then on to Vancouver with Alaskan Airlines. Is 1 hour and minutes enough time to make the second flight?
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
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.
I'll be flying in from Hong Kong, and then have a connecting flight to Salt Lake. Does anyone know if 2 hours is a long enough layover to make the connecting flight?
Yes, that is enough time if both flights are on the same reservation.
Hello, I'm arriving at 4.10 pm to Seattle and then I have to catch a flight departing at 5.00 pm. That gives 50 minutes of layover, however, the problem is that my next flight is to Beijing. Will I need to go through any additional checking/immigration inspection? Please, can anyone tell me if that is manageable in that time? I'd really appreciate it. Thank you.
If both flights are on Delta all you have to do in Seattle is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US Immigration when leaving the US.
Flying from SFO to SEA on Alaska. Arriving at 10:30am. Then flying to PVG departing at 12:00pm on a same reservation in S Gate. Do I need go through another security checkpoint again? Assuming 1 hour 30 is enough time? Thanks!
You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You do not have to go through security.
Is 50 minutes enough time to connect from Vancouver through Seattle en route to Juneau? Will I need to collect and recheck my bags in Seattle or can I go through a pre-flight customs process in Vancouver?
Hi, I'm arriving SEA at 7:47am from HKG. My next flight doesn't leave SEA until 6:15pm. There is a total of 10 hours 28 minutes layover. Can I leave the airport? If yes, will I need to pick up my luggage or will it be checked through to my final destination? Both flights are Delta. Thanks a lot!
Yes, you can leave the airport. You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then you can go to the main terminal to leave the airport on the underground train. Be back at the airport by 4 PM.
Hey I have a connecting flight to frankfurt. Will 2 hours 45 mins be sufficient time to switch in Seattle? Under the same reservation. i.e Lufthansa. With one 'checked' in baggage?
ThankYous
Yes, that is plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Even though i am not a US/Canadian passport holder? Have a US visit visa though
Yes, everyone departing Vancouver on a flight to the US pre-clears US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver.