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  • 4hrs is enough to transit through SEA to SFO
    Nov 24, 2015
    Hi, I am travelling to Sanfrancisco via SEA with 4hrs transit time at SEA. I am arriving by Emirates airlines and my next flight is operated by Virgin America. My queries are 1) Is 4hrs transit time enough at SEA ? (2) Do I require to clear immigration and clearance check at SEA ?


    In Seattle you will arrive in the S concourse, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then if your bags are tagged through to SFO you can re-check them at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. If your bags are not tagged through to SFO you have to put them on another belt to go to the main terminal, take a train to the main terminal, claim your bags again, then take them to the Virgin America check-in desk, get your boarding pass, and go through security and to your departure gate. You have enough time in either case.


    Thank you


  • Enough time?
    Nov 18, 2015
    Hi, we are travelling from JFK to YVR, with just over two hours stop in SEA. Will this be enough time to collect and re-check our baggage? Thanks for any replies.


    If both tickets are on the same reservation you don't have to collect and re-check your baggage. However, if you purchased two separate reservations and do have to do so, that would be barely enough time.


  • customs
    Nov 15, 2015
    We are traveling from Boston to Vancouver via Seattle. Where do we clear customs?


    You will go through Canadian immigration and customs when you get to Vancouver. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.


    Awesome! Thank you, so an hour should be enough time to connect?


    Yes, assuming both flights are on the same reservation you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Really appreciate this resource. Thank you for your quick response!


  • Itinerary assistance with connections
    Nov 9, 2015
    Would you please help me to select the best option for making a connection at SEA? I am a US citizen and flying to KEF from SEA on November 25 (day before Thanksgiving -- think CRAZY at the airport!). I 'm coming to SEA from SMF. I have two options 1) Delta operated by Skywest arrives at 12:12 (about 3 hours layover). Option 2) Southwest arriving in SEA at 7:05 (8 hour layover). Which would you take to make sure you are on that flight to Iceland? And if Southwest, what would you do during the layover time?


    By the way, I am checking a bag--so will need to claim it and then recheck into Iceland Air. Iceland Air leaves at 3:30


    The 3 hour layover should work.


  • London-Seattle-Fairbanks
    Nov 4, 2015
    Hi, I'm flying from London and have 2 hour 15min connection time in Seattle-is this enough time?also I have it all one one ticket what do I need to do when I get there?do I have go to main terminal?how do I get my Alaska airline boarding pass? Thanks




    Your first airline should be able to issue both boarding passes in London. In Seattle you will arrive in the S Satellite, go through US immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and take the underground train to your departure gate, which will be in the C, D, or N concourse. You should have enough time.


  • transit from Europe to Victoria BC
    Nov 10, 2015
    Hi, I am travelling from Amsterdam to Seattle with delta this December, just in Transit to Victoria in BC with an Alaska flight. Do I have to go through both USA and Canadian immigration or just the Canadian one?


    In Seattle you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. if you are an EU citizen you will have to complete ESTA before your trip.


    what about canadian immigration? there is non in Victoria so I will have to go through it in Seattle for sure. Will I have to go through 2 immigrations or just the canadian one as I am not leaving the airport?


    There is customs and immigration at Victoria airport


  • tight connection
    Nov 3, 2015
    Will 62 minutes be adequate to arrive via Seoul Incheon and make a connection to Denver. Both flights on Delta and booked on same ticket.


    No, that's totally inadequate. The minimum International to Domestic connection time is 90 minutes.


    Thanks Zap. I was thinking the same. Why would Delta book that flight knowing that it's too tight of a connection? I've made similar connections in Minneapolis but Seattle sounds a bit more involved.


    I don't know why they would sell it.


  • N gates to C gates
    Oct 27, 2015
    How long will it take us to get from the N gates to the C gates if we're moving quickly (but we're nowhere close to being Olympians)? I believe we have to take the train?


    Yes, you have to take a train. It should take less than 15 minutes.


  • From Europe to SF
    Oct 26, 2015
    Hi I'll be flying from Frankfrut with LH490 and need to change plane to UA1499. I understand that first I have to go through imigration check , then collect my luggae , then check it once again and then trying to find my gate ? thanks


    Yes, that is correct.


    how much time does it usually take ? I have 3hours till my plane to SFO


    That should be plenty of time.


    Oct 25, 2015
    How long should it take to get from Terminal D to Satellite S? Also, will i have to get my luggage or can they check it all the way to London?


    D and S are just concourses, not separate terminals. As long as your tickets were purchased on the same reservation your bags will be checked straight through to London. It would take about 15-20 minutes to get from D to S.


  • Domestic flight short layover time
    Oct 25, 2015
    Hello, I am flying in early December, a Skywest DBA Delta Connections flight to a regular Delta flight with a layover of 35 minutes. Is this do-able? Will my checked baggage likely make the transition in time or should I notify someone of my short layover? And will this connection happen in the south satellite terminal of seatac? Thank you!


    It's possible if your first flight is on-time. Delta/Delta connection use gates in S and A in Seattle.


  • connection time
    Oct 21, 2015
    I purchase seperate tickets on Delta from Montana to Seatac then on to Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines. I had a one hour connect time on the return trip from Honolulu to the Delta flight. Hawaiian Air has changed the schedule leaving me with a 20 minute connection. Will I make it?


    On the way to Hawaii it's possible if you don't have checked baggage and check in online for your Hawaiian flight. On the way back it's impossible. If you plan on checking baggage it's impossible both ways.


  • Seattle flight connections
    Oct 19, 2015
    Pls can someone advise if arriving by Emirates Airline into Seattle to connect to Vancouver, BC... would Alaskan Airlines or Air Canada be easier to connect to given layout of the terminals/concourses. Pls consider this will be on separate tickets and so pls advise on the Immigration and Customs, baggage claim & check in to BC. Thanks, ED


    You will need at least 3 hours between your flights. Alaska and Air Canada will be equal based on the terminal layout.


    Thanks a lot ZAP! God bless.


  • pdx to sea to dubai to khi
    Oct 18, 2015
    Wondering if one hr 30 minutes is enough time in seattle to change from horizon to emirates air. All on one ticket. Do i go through secuirity again? lugage rechecked? Thanks for the response


    That should be enough time. You won't have to do anything with your luggage or go through security. You just have to go to the S satellite for your departure gate.


  • do I have to claim baggage
    Oct 18, 2015
    So here is the situation. I am a canadian citizen. I will be traveling with Victoria, Canada to Doha Qatar with a layover in Seattle. I will travel to seattle on Alaska Airlines (international flight) and then from Seattle to Doha on Emirates (another international flight). Both these flights are on 1 ticket. My question is, will I have to claim my baggage at seattle and go through customs as well as immigration? Thanks


    Yes, you will have to claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your baggage at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate which will also be in the S Satellite.


    Hi ZAP, Thanks for your reply. I called both Emirates and Alaska Air and they gave me conflicting information. Alaska Air says I will have to reclaim baggage but Emirates says that since all flights are on 1 ticket, I will not have to claim baggage in US. I also noticed that on page 2 of this specific forum, you answered a question By Jin (Flying from EWR (Newark) to ICN (Seoul-Incheon)) and in that answer you indicated that he will not have to go through ccustoms and will need to go from arrival gate to departure gate. How can that be if everyone must go through Immigration and customs who is coming from international flight and going to international flight Thanks


    Emirates is wrong. Jin was not coming from an international flight going to an international flight as both newark and seattle are in the United states.


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