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  • COming From Calgary to SEA Connecting flight to DUBAI
    Mar 21, 2016
    Hello!! I have 2.40 mins stopover at Seattle airport. Wondering if this is enough transit time for my Emirates flight to Dubai. Also for Luggage, i am checking from Calgary do i have to pick my luggage at SEA for customs or will it be on my destination? Thanks


    Got the answer its on 4th Page of this forum. I will pre cleared from Calgary so i directly go to the Departure gate. Thanks


  • 40 min Alaska Airlines
    Mar 21, 2016
    Hi, I have a 40 min layover in Seattle coming from Pasco and heading to Phoenix on Alaska with no checked luggage. Is 40 min enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your flight from Pasco is on-time.


    What would you say us the minimum amount of time needed?


    30 minutes.


  • International connection arrival, Icelandair-AlaskaAir
    Mar 21, 2016
    I'm flying into Sea-Tac on Icelandair with a connection on Alaska Air to my final USA destination, all booked on ONE Icelandair ticket. Will have lots of checked luggage & ski gear. I've learned that when I land at Sea-Tac, I go through immigration, somehow get my checked luggage, go through US Customs, and then somehow/somewhere recheck my luggage & go through TSA security. It is unclear exactly how I handle my checked luggage and TSA security between the international arrival and domestic departure. Do I completely exit out to main airport terminal as if I'm leaving, and then go back through luggage check-in and regular TSA security lines (as if I just arrived at Sea-Tac by car)? Or is there some "special" area between international terminal and domestic where I so some sort of "recheck-in" of my luggage and go through some security line there? Again, all booked on one Icelandair return-trip ticket. Are there luggage carts at the arrival area to haul all that checked luggage around?


    Everything will be done in the basement of the S Satellite where your icelandair flight will arrive. There is a security checkpoint there for passengers that are connecting onto other flights and from there you will take the underground trains to your departure concourse for your Alaska Airlines flight.


  • Connecting Flight
    Mar 18, 2016
    I'm flying from Incheon to Edmonton with a 9 hour layover in SEA via Delta. I'm holding a Philippine passport without a valid US visa.. Do i need a valid visa to stay in airport?


    Yes, you need a US Visa. You will have to go through US Immigration and Customs in Seattle. If you do not get a US Transit Visa you will not be allowed to board the flight to Seattle.


  • Denver to Maui via Seattle 1 hour layover will I make it
    Mar 18, 2016
    I am traveling from Denver to Maui Hawaii via Seattle on Delta. I have a 1 hour layover in seattle will I make my connection?


    Yes that should be enough time.


    It will be tight. You'll definitely have to hurry. You can usually count on it taking 15-20mun to deplane & boarding your next flight begins 40-45 before take off with doors closing 10min prior. That's not including the time it takes to walk from one gate to another. It makes it a bit easier if you're using the same airline for both flights, but even then an airline can operate out of 2 different terminals. I tell my passengers it's best to leave at least 1.5 hrs between flights.


    The airline can't operate out of 2 different terminals as Seattle only has one Terminal. Delta flights are in the A, B, and S concourses.


  • Connection time
    Mar 16, 2016
    Hi,I'm flying from London gatwick-Seattle-Fairbanks and I have 2hours 15min connection time In Seattle-is this enough time?what do I need to do when I arrive eg customs etc,which gate do I need to get to for the Alaska airline flight?its all on one ticket.also on the way back Fairbanks-Seattle-London do I need to recheck bags at Seattle?thanks


    No Airlines fly from London-Gatwick to Seattle. What airline are you flying on your first flight?


    Icelandair-gatwick to Iceland then Seattle then Alaska


    I will have 2hours 15mins in Seattle to change


    On your way to Fairbanks, you will arrive in S, 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 trains to your departure gate in the C, D, or N concourse. You should have enough time. On your way back in Seattle you will just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in S using the underground trains.


  • Transfer time
    Mar 15, 2016
    will 45 min be enough time to make a morning connection arriving from San Jose and departing for Iceland? Separate reservations. unsure if just carry on or one checked bag. Thanks


    With checked bags that would be impossible. Without checked bags that's barely possible if you are able to check in for your Icelandair flight online before you leave San Jose. I highly suggest an earlier flight from San Jose.


  • 1 hour and 20 minutes
    Mar 15, 2016
    I'm flying in from Iceland and have a short layover of only and hour and 20 minutes in Seattle to Portland. Do I have enough time?


    Are both tickets on the same reservation? Do you have checked bags? If two separate reservations with checked bags, no that is not enough time. Even on the same reservation or without checked bags that is very very difficult.


  • Transfer time
    Mar 14, 2016
    I'm flying from London to Portland via Seattle. BA then Alaskan. If I land at 17.05, will I be able to take Alaskan flight at 18.20? Or too tight due to security, passport and baggage reclaim etc?


    No, 75 minutes is well below the minimum International to domestic connection time in Seattle.


  • YEG to SEA to LAX - will I have enough time?!?
    Mar 11, 2016
    We're flying in from Edmonton (YEG) to SEA and have an hour before our flight to LAX, both with DELTA. Is that enough time to make our connection?


    Yes, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Edmonton. All you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Alaska Air to Emirates
    Mar 10, 2016
    Do you know where the Emirates flights leave for Dubai - Councourse? I was thinking about spending my layover in the Club and there are 2 Club options. One is Concourse A and the other is South Satellite. I want the closest one to the Emirates flight.


    Emirates uses the South Satellite.


  • Transit
    Mar 10, 2016
    Hi, I am flying from Frankfurt to Victoria BC and have to transit at Seattle airport with connecting flight from Alaska Airline. I have about 2 hrs 40 min transit time. Which gate will I be arriving in Seattle and how do I get to my connectiong flight? Do I have to go through all the procedure with collecting the checked in baggage and thru the custom and re-check in and to immigration? I have read about the 2 separate reservation tickets. What is that ? I t will be my 1st time flying. So I am pretty nervous and confuse.


    2 separate reservations is if you booked the two tickets separately, like on two different sites or not at the same time. 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 (this is assuming your bags are tagged through to YYJ), and then go through security and to your departure gate, which will be in concourse C, D, or N. S is connected to the other concourses by underground trains. You should have enough time.


  • connecting from canada on Delta to richmond va.
    Mar 13, 2016
    I have a connecting flight from Canada to Richmond Va. 90 minute layover with clearing customs in Seattle will I have enough time?


    Where in Canada are you coming from?




  • Vancouver to Seattle to Boston
    Mar 9, 2016
    I'll be flying in from Vancouver on Delta at 9:04PM and hoping to fly out to Boston on Jet Blue at 11:26PM. It's post-cruise, so I'll have checked luggage. Will I have enough time to get luggage, go thru customs, check in luggage, and get to new gate? Thanks.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. However, you will have to go to the main terminal, claim your bags, re-check them with JetBlue, and go through security. You should have enough time.




  • Delta Connection (Sky West) flights
    Mar 7, 2016
    Do the Delta Connection regional jets operated by Sky West all arrive/depart from the same concourse? I'm connecting in SEA and have a 39 minute layover.


    Delta connection uses both the A and B concourses. They rarely use S.


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