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  • PSP TO SEA TO AMS
    Aug 27, 2014
    2
    I will be arriving from PSP with a 3 hr 15 min layover. Will I have to change concourses for my connection to AMS? If so, is there a set concourse for KLM Flights to AMS? I am planning on meeting my daughter for coffee at the airport, is there a way out at the departing concourse for simple re-entry. Would like to advise her which area to go.

     

    KLM does not fly to Seattle, so your flight to Amsterdam is on Delta. It will leave from the S Satellite. There is no simple re-entry, you will have to go to the main terminal, exit security, and then when you're done stand in the same large security line as everyone else. I don't think you'll get more than an hour to spend with your daughter.

     

    I would like to meet members of my family tomorrow for lunch at the airport who are flying in on Alaska flight 17 at 10:18am and don't fly out until 2:05pm. They arrive at gate N3. Do they have time to leave and meet me at the main terminal for coffee and get to their next flight on time?

     

  • KEF-SEA-SFO
    Aug 21, 2014
    2
    Hi, just bought a ticket from KEF to SEA but will have to take a connecting flight to SFO (San Fran). I will land at 17:45 and I could buy at the latest a ticket with Virgin at 19:35 which is 1hr50min from landing to take off. I presume I will have to go through customs (i´m not an american) and pick up my luggage and hurry up to the gate or ? Is this enough time ? what is the minimum time? regards Haddi

     

    Since you are buying two separate tickets you will have to go to the main terminal to get your bags after clearing customs, then take your bags to your second airline's counter and then re-check them. Generally you have to do this 45 minutes before the flight. Alaska Airlines has an 20:50 SEA-SFO flight and a 21:25 SEA-OAK flight (OAK is right across the bay from SFO). I would recommend booking one of those.

     

    ok thanks so much for the info and a swift reply. I will check this out.

     

  • LAX - SEA - ICN
    Aug 15, 2014
    2
    Hi, I'm flying from Los Angeles to Incheon (Seoul), South Korea. I have a layover of 34 minutes in Seattle. Assuming no delays, is this enough time for a connection / transfer? Thanks in advance.

     

    Also, I am flying Delta.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Both flights should be in the S satellite.

     

  • HKG to YEG via SEA
    Aug 13, 2014
    1
    Hi. I will be coming from Hong Kong to Seattle with only 1hr 20min to get on my flight to Edmonton Canada. I have 2 questions. 1. Is that enough time to transfer to my EDM flight? 2. Do I have to pickup baggage in Seattle and then check them in again for Edmonton? Or will they go straight from HKG to EDM? Thanks in advance to your generous input.

     

    Yes, you will have to claim your baggage, go through US Customs, and re-check your baggage in Seattle. 80 minutes should be enough time but leaves very little to spare in the case of any delays.

     

  • What is minimum time for connecting flight (international arrival)
    Aug 7, 2014
    2
    Hi I have a through ticket with Delta, who have just amended flight times, so now arrive from LHR on DL36 at 15.21 hours then depart on DL2237 at 17.20 to HNL. Is this enough time to clear customs/immigration and is the Delta flight to HNL from the same terminal? How long will it take to travel from immigration to the departure gate for HNL and what happens re checked baggage? Thanks..

     

    Yes, 2 hours should still be plenty of time. You will re-check your baggage immediately after you clear customs in the basement of the S-Satellite, before you go through security.

     

    Thanks so much for the information.

     

  • Connecting time from Europe
    Aug 7, 2014
    2
    Hi, will I have enough time to do the immigration and customs, if I have less than 2 hrs. connecting time? I'm coming from AMS with DL (5:00 pm) and have an onward flight to LAS (6:55pm) with SkyWest. Thanks in advance!

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

    Thank you!

     

  • Enough time to make connection?
    Aug 6, 2014
    2
    Hi, I am a foreign national (with visa) and have a virgin Atlantic flight from Heathrow arriving in SEA at 14:44 on Thursday, and then have a connecting flight to San Francisco, again with Virgin Atlantic, at 16:00. Will this be enough time to reclaim baggage, go through customs and immigration, re-check my baggage and catch my connection?(It's all one ticket aswell if that makes any difference) Thanks

     

    Virgin Atlantic does not fly from SEA to SFO. Your flight to SFO is likely operated by Delta. You will have a very difficult connection but it is doable.

     

    Ok, thank you for the reply

     

  • Time needed for North South Connection
    Aug 4, 2014
    1
    I am arriving on Horizon Air (N-satellite) and have an international connection on KLM (s-satellite) Is 1 hour long enough for the connection.

     

    Yes, if your first flight is on-time 1 hour should be enough time.

     

  • FRA-SEA-ANC
    Jul 30, 2014
    3
    Hello, ill arrive with Lufthansa at the SEA TAC APT and have a domestic connecting flight to ANC. Some questions hereto: 1.At which terminal will that be? 2.If at South terminal, do i clear customs and immigrations there as well? 3. Where do i pick up the luggage and do the re Check-in for the domestic flight with Alaska airlines to Anchorage? 4.from which gate will flight AS119 most likely depart? 5. Since I have to pay for the luggage with Alaska airlines, where do pay for the luggage ?

     

    SEA only has one terminal, all international arrivals are handled within the S-satellite. On the lower level of the S-satellite you will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, and go through US customs. Then, since it appears you purchased tickets separately, your baggage will be transferred to a baggage claim in the main terminal and you will take a train to the main terminal. Then you will take your baggage to the Alaska Airlines check-in counter. Your Alaska Airlines flight will depart from C, D, or N.

     

    Thanks so far. I am not sure, if I have two tickets or not, I have to double check. 1. If that is the case, then i'llproceed, as you have suggested. Please confirm that the check-in counter for Alaska Airways is in the main terminal. Should I have only one ticket where both flights are on, how would be the baggage handling? Thanks again for your advice.

     

    All check-in counters are in the main terminal - it is the only place with check-in counters. If you do have one ticket and the bags are checked through to ANC then you can re-check the bags with Alaska at the exit of Customs, before you go back through security. Then you can take the train directly to your departure gate and not have to go back to the main terminal.

     

  • DXB-SEA_PHX
    Jul 29, 2014
    5
    Hi, I will be coming to Seattle airport at 12:55 pm via Emirates from Dubai.I have connecting flight to Phoenix at 3:00 pm via Alaska Airlines. Whether the time is sufficient to make the connection? Thanks in advance.

     

    That should be enough time, even if your tickets were purchased separately and you have to re-check bags in the Main Terminal with Alaska.

     

    Thanks, I have booked a single ticket for my entire journey to Phoenix. I was wandering if I have to claim the baggage at Sea-Tac or it will be transferred by the airlines?

     

    You will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs, but you can immediately re-check them with Alaska after you get through customs.

     

    Hi, I think my flight will land on Sea-Tac at South Satellite, Whether I have to re-check my baggage with Alaska at Main Terminal or at South Satellite only?

     

    Alaska has a counter after customs in the South Satellite for transfer baggage.

     

  • AMS-SEA-OGG
    Jul 21, 2014
    3
    I'm flying with Delta/klm from Amsterdam to Seatac arriving at 16.02 (South?) and next flight whit Alaskan depart (from North?) at 17.40. It's enough? will i clear immigration, custom and re-check my baggage all in South terminal? Thanks

     

    If your bags are tagged through to OGG you will clear US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, and go through security all in the immigration hall of the S-Satellite. You will then be able to go directly to your departure gate in C, D, or N via the underground trains. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

    Thanks for your fast reply. i have a single book (only one PNR) with two different tickets, think my baggage are tagged directly to OGG... Is there a train that directly reach N from S? How many time it needs? thank again

     

    There's no direct train between N and S. Just check the monitors for your departure gate and follow the signs to that concourse.

     

  • HKG-SEA-PHX from Delta to Alaska
    Jul 21, 2014
    1
    I am flying back from HKG to SEA on Delta, SEA to PHX on Alaska with 1 hr 54min connection time. Will I make my connection? Thank you in advance!!!

     

    Yes, that should be enough time to make your connection but leaves little time for any delays and depends on your bags being checked through to PHX in HKG so that you can re-check in the S-satellite without having to go to the main terminal to re-check your bag after clearing US customs.

     

  • YVR > SEA > HKG via Delta
    Jul 21, 2014
    1
    Hi, i just received an update to my itinerary from Delta. I now arrive at SEA from YVR at 12:24pm on a Delta flight operated by Skywest, and supposed to leave SEA for HKG on Delta flight at 1:57pm. This only give about 90mins transfer time, and I'm concerned. Will I be able to make it? Been reading some posts from other Canadian travelers that I would have to clear US customs first then re-check at SEA for international flight. Is that true? Thanks!

     

    Since you are coming from Vancouver and YVR has US Immigration preclearance, your arrival into Seattle will be like a domestic flight. Therefore you will have plenty of time to make your connection. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • AMS-SEA-FAT
    Jul 20, 2014
    1
    When arriving at terminal S from a flight on Delta from AMS, does the passport and customs control take place there at that S terminal? Also, when rechecking the bag for the domestic flight to FAT (on Alaska air and ticketed together with Delta flight) is that done at the S terminal or do I have to take the bag to the main terminal? One more question: After the previous actions, where is TSA security control to get to the new gate to FAT?

     

    Customs and immigration are done on the lower level of the S Terminal. Re-check is done there as well. Then she can go through a special security checkpoint and be back in the secure part of the terminal where the gates are.

     

  • ANC-SEA-TPE
    Aug 3, 2014
    2
    Am flying into SEA from ANC (Alaskan, Concourse C) arriving SEA at about midnight with a connecting flight on EVA Air (Satellite South) at 2am. Is this do-able? Do I need to collect bags/check in/clear security at SEA?

     

    1. If you bought both flights on one ticket, your bags will be automatically transferred; if not contact Alaska if they will make that transfer - if not, you would need to claim your bags & recheck them in with EVA before proceeding to the South Satellite. 2. To get from Concourse C to the South Satellite, take first the STS train to the Main Terminal , then cross over and take the train on opposite side to the South Satellite. (follow signs).

     

    Would I need to clear security again?

     





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