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We are Canadian family, going to Dubai from Edmonton Canada with 3 hour layover in Seattle. What will be our immigration and checked baggage process while going to Dubai and then coming back to Edmonton with same layover.
On your way to Dubai, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Edmonton. If both flights are on the same reservation all you have to do in Seattle then is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. On the return to Edmonton, 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. Again, this assumes that everything is on the same reservation.
Thanks ZAP for quick response. Yes everything is on same reservation.
Hello, what time should I depart PDX to go to SEA for a flight to Beijing on Nov 3? My Beijing flight departs 13:30. PDX to SEA takes 50 mins. I have only carry on. Hainan Airlines is Satellite South. These are separate tickets so I must check in SeaTac, I think. Advice? Thank you!
With carry-ons only I would still want at least 2 hours in Seattle as you will likely have to get your boarding pass at the gate in Seattle. So arrive before 11:30, maybe closer to 11:00.
I have a 1h18min layover at SEA arriving from London Heathrow and headed to Spokane. The flight are with Virgin Atlantic (operated by Delta) and on the same reservation. Is this enough time? Do I have to collect the checked luggage and go through passport control and customs?
If I miss the flight, should the airline board me on the next available one?
Yes, 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. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. Yes, if you miss your flight to Spokane they will put you on their next available one.
We'll be arriving from LHR on BA in F (than you Avios) and departing on AS to PDX. Family of 4 all with Global Entry. Is two hours sufficient? Lots of flights SEA to PDX so if we're delayed on the inbound not the end of the world if we miss the flight to Porltand.
If both flights are on the same reservation that should be plenty of time. If it's two separate reservations and you have checked bags it will be a little difficult despite having Global Entry.
I'm hoping to get it on one reservation. Am I correct that the difference is that if it is on one reservation then once we clear customs there is a place to drop bags that are checked all the way to their final destination but if not then we need to take the bags to the check in counter and recheck them?
I travel from Chennai via Emirates to Portland through Dubai and Seattle. Do I get assistance for Dubai (to spot the gate or terminal) and baggage collection and re check in Seattle as I am a first time traveller with kids.
Hi all, I have a connection from Austin (AUS) to Kelowna (YLW) on Alaskan/Horizon all booked on one ticket and was wondering if there were any issues for that connection? We are in a group of 4 Australian citizens. Thanks in advance
That is plenty of time. All you have to do in Seattle is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.