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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.
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.
My mother is travelling from San Francisco to Frankfurt (with Layover of 1 hour at Seattle Airport), Is it manageable to onboard connecting flight to on time at Seattle airport? Will there be departure flight to Frankfurt from Satellite S?
Yes, you will depart from the S Satellite. If both flights are on the same reservation that is enough time.