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  • LAX to SEA to AMS
    Apr 19, 2016
    Is 54 minutes layover in SEA enough time for US citizen from LAX to SEA to AMS?


    Yes, if all tickets are on the same reservation then all you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US.


  • Layover in SEA
    Apr 19, 2016
    I am flying from YYJ to SNA with a layover in SEA for 1 hour and 20 minutes. We are flying with Delta. My boyfriend and I are both flying with checked bags. Will this be enough time? Will we clear US Customs/Immigration in SEA on our layover, or at our final destination in SNA airport? I am very nervous as this is my first time flying without a parent, I am nervous about missing a step or messing up the flight somehow. Thank you!


    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, then go through security and to your departure gate. 80 minutes is below the recommended international to domestic connection time in Seattle. It's not impossible but is difficult.


  • Customs in SEA
    Apr 18, 2016
    Thank you for answering my earlier question (re: LHR to YVR via SEA). I will be trying to change to a SEA layover of 3+ hours. New question: As a Canadian arriving from the UK and just passing through SEA to return to Canada, am I eligible to use the CPB automated passport kiosks to help spped things up? I have tried to search online for this answer but remain unclear as to whether the kiosk can be used for just-passing-through arrivals from countries other than Canada.


    Canadians passport holders can always use the kiosks, regardless of they are visiting or transiting through the US.


  • Dubai-Seattle-San Francisco
    Apr 18, 2016
    I am travelling with 2 kids from Dubai to Seattle(Emirates) and have to board a flight at Seattle for San Francisco(Alaskan Airlines) within 2 hrs. I need to clear Immigration and Customs too. Let me know which terminal does Emirate land in, where do I need to go to clear customs and immigration and how do I reach the gate to board Alaskan Airlines. I am planning to do a through check-in for my baggages but I still need to clear customs and hand them over again.


    Seattle only has one terminal. The flight from Dubai will arrive in the S Satellite. If both tickets are purchased on the same reservation, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags and go through security all on the lower level of the S Satellite, then you will take the underground trains to your Alaska gate in the C, D, or N concourse.


  • From Domestic Flight to International Flight
    Apr 18, 2016
    We (5 people) will travel from Denver to Seattle by Alaskan Air (arrive at 09.50 am) then we have a connecting flight from Seattle to Seoul by Korean Air (depart at 14.15pm). Will the time be enough for us to take our luggage from conveyor then heading to the international terminal then do all the procedures again (check in, immigration, etc). Kindly advise. Thank you.


    There is no Immigration when leaving the US. If all tickets are on the same reservation all you have to do in Seattle on your way to Korea is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


    Apr 17, 2016
    This is all one ticket, I plan to not check baggage. Is 96 minutes enough time for this connection? Sounds like the SFO-SEA leg may not arrive at Terminal A, will that make a significant difference?


    Seattle only has one terminal. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


  • LHR to YVR via SEA (single ticket)
    Apr 17, 2016
    Flight from LHR on Delta airlines, with 1 hour layover at SEA, then on to YVE on a Delta partner airline. Is that one hour enough to go through customs and make my YVR flight? Will I need to collect my checked bag at SEA and then re-check it in on the YVR flight after going through customs, or will it be transferred from the LHR flight to the YVR flight? Thanks!


    Sorry about the typo above ... YVE should say YVR.


    1 hour is not enough time for an International to International connection in Seattle. You need to contact whoever booked that ticket for you and have it changed to at least 2 hours.


  • Changing airlines with baggage
    Apr 16, 2016
    flying from Honolulu with United -- have a 3 hour layover - is that enough time to get by bag - and recheck into SW airlines - not sure what terminals either of these airlines are in -- near or far?? ENOUGH TIME?


    United does not fly from Honolulu to Seattle non-stop. Please double check your reservation.


    correct -- there is a stop on this flight - i am still wondering if when i do reach SEATTLE is this enough time to collect my bag - and check into SW and get through security for my next flight in 3 hours?


    Yes, that is enough time. Seattle only has one terminal.


  • American Airlines (AA) to Delta connection HOW?
    Apr 15, 2016
    My daughter's friend is coming to her wedding! She is flying on AA from Japan to DFW, where I assume she will go through customs. She then flies DFW to SEA on AA1349, arrival 12:40pm What does she need to do to connect to Delta flight 4795 (SEA to PSC) departing at 3:00 pm? Please tell me this is enough time? Her English is limited so we need to explain to her if/how to claim/recheck baggage, go through security again, etc. in advance - only we don't know any of it. Appreciate any help! Thanks.


    All she has to do is follow the signs to the baggage claim for her AA flight, claim her baggage, then take it up to the departure level and take it to the Delta check-in desk and then go through security and to her Delta gate. She will have to pay a checked bag fee with Delta.


    Will she have enough time to do all this?


  • ANC to SFO with connection in SEA
    Apr 14, 2016
    HI, I'm flying from ANC to SFO with a 1 hour connection in SEA with Alaska Airlines, is that enough? I'm not a US citizen and have previously flown in from the UK to the US, so will I have to clear customs again? Thank you


    You do not have to go through customs on domestic connections, even if you aren't a US Citizen. That is enough connection time. All you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Flying SAN-SEA-YYC, 60m layover
    Apr 14, 2016
    Flying SAN-SEA-YYC, 60m layover Is that too ambitious? I'll be flying all on Delta and a single booking, but on Friday July 1 with Monday July 4 chasing it.


    60 minutes should be fine. All you have to do in Seattle both ways is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Bottles of liquor in carry bag, how many times have to go in and out of custom in SEA


    You will not go through customs or security in Seattle either way.


  • 40 mn connecting time
    Apr 12, 2016
    Hi! Delta sold me a ticket for next week.... 1st flight: Pasco to Seattle and 2nd flight from Seattle to Amsterdam. I have only 40 mnof connecting time! Is it possible to not miss my second flight?


    It should be enough time if the flight from Pasco is on-time.


  • Dubai to Vancouver via SEA
    Apr 12, 2016
    I am going to fly into SEA on Emirates from Dubai and then connect with a flight to Vancouver on Air Canada. This will be on separate tickets. Do I need to go through TSA if I stay in Transit, and would I be able to check in for the Vancouver flight without leaving the transit area? Would 3 hours be enough for the connection time?


    You cannot "stay in Transit" there are no sterile International to International connections in the US. You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, put your bags on the belt to go to the main terminal, take the train to the main terminal, then claim your bags at the belt in the main terminal, then take your bags to the Air Canada check in desk and go through security and to your departure gate. 3 hours should be enough time.


    Thanks for your response, this has cleared it up for me. It will be easier to drive to Vancouver.


  • Do I need to go thru security for a connecting flight in SEA
    Apr 12, 2016
    I am arriving in SEA on a Southwest flight and departing on a United flight. It looks like Southwest uses Concourse B gates and United is in the North Satellite. Can make this connection without going thru security screening?


    United no longer uses the North Satellite. They use Concourse A. You can walk from B to A inside security. As long as you don't have checked bags you can make this connection without going through security.


    Thanks so much for your help!!


  • MSP to dxb
    Apr 10, 2016
    I am traveling from Minneapolis to Dubai. I am taking Alaska airlines to Seattle and then Emirates to Dubai from Seattle. I guess I I'll get through checkin at MSP. I have 1 he 50 minutes. I am traveling with a child. Can you help me how to reach the emirates terminal and the process.


    Seattle only has one terminal. You just have to go from your arrival gate in the D or N concourse to your departure gate in the S concourse using the underground trains.


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