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Arriving from London (South Satellite) and then on to Juneau (probably North Satellite) with a 2hr 50min connection time all on one booking ref.
I know I clear immigration & customs in the south satellite where I also re-check my bag for Juneau.
Where do I clear security? - will that be in the South Satellite also (so I can stay on the underground train system direct to the North Satellite), or do I clear security after taking the train to the main terminal and exiting the train system to re-board a train after security.
Thanks for any advice
You will clear security at a special checkpoint for connecting passengers in the South Satellite.
Hello,
I am flying in from Asia to Seattle, and then will be transiting via UA to SFO. Like to understand:

1) I understand I will be arriving in S Satellite terminal. I like to know if the custom, and luggage claim will be at the S Satellite terminal itself, or everyone has to take the train to main terminal, and the custom/luggage claim will be at the main terminal ?

2) If the luggage claim is at the S Satellite terminal, could you help me understand the process to claim the baggage in S Satellite, and be able to recheck in to UA ? (I am coming in from EVA and transit via UA to SFO. Hoping luggage could be direct to SFO)

3) I have long transit time and like to go to city for a quick tour. Once I recheck the baggage (assume it's from S Satellite), is it easy to then exit to take the train to city ? Wondering if the recheck in lane will actually lead me to the domestic airline line and I can't easily get out ?

Thanks and appreciate your help
Everything will be handled in the S Satellite. Even if you follow the line for connecting passengers and re-enter the airport, you can just walk out of an American airport with no checks, so yes, it's not hard to leave.
Thanks for your response ZAP !
Taking Alaskan Airlines 2487 from BLI to SEA arriving 8:30am
Next Flight is Delta Airlines 815 SEA to DTW leaves at 9:30am
Do I have enough time to make this connection with checked baggage?
Is it one reservation or two separate reservations?
Technically 1 reservation but it requires connections between 2 different airlines
If your bags are checked through it should be enough time.
Hi there,

I am traveling from Korea (using Korean Airline) to Denver thru Seattle.
After getting my luggage in SEA, and checking out of custom, how can I recheck my luggage to Alaska Airline and how can I get to the terminal for Alaska airline?
Seattle only has one terminal. if you have two separate reservations you will have to put your bags on the belt to leave the airport, then re-claim them in the main terminal, then re-check them at the Alaska airlines check in desk. If it's one reservation then you can re-check them at the re-check desk right after clearing Customs.
hi
my mom is coming from South Korea to seattle to connect to caglgary for visiting me.
We bought separate ticket, one for ICN to SEA the other one is for SEA to YYC.
My mom doesn't speak English, seems hard to transfer flight in seattle.
I want to go Seattle to help my mom to connect flight,but someone told me that the flight from canada IS considered domestic airline
so terminal is separated from international terminal(S satelite), which makes me can't find your mom inside the airport,
in order to see your mom I have to get out of airport then I can meet her outside airport.
Do you think it is true?
I am planning to buy delta or air canada ticket to go seattle. I think Delta arrives at S sattelite whether it is domestic or not, then
I can meet my mom at the main terminal or custom place. This is my guessing.
If I can't see my mom inside airport, we are going to use different way
Please share your idea. Thank you
Yes, the only place you'd be able to meet your mom is at the exit of customs in the main terminal, meaning you would be able to help her re-check her bag and go through security and board the flight to Canada. Delta flights arrive in A, B, and S.
Thank you, it's great help for me.
I am flying to Seattle on Delta, and then connecting to Amsterdam on Iceland Air. I have a little over two hours layover. My question is: if I am carrying on my bag to Seattle, but checking it to Amsterdam, do I need to go back out through security to the front desk, or can I gate check the bag?
Yes, if you want to check your bag on Icelandair you will have to exit security, check it, and go back through security.
Thank you for the response!
On August 23, we arrive at SEA from YYJ on Alaska 2385 to connect to Icelandair FI 0680.
Do we go through US immigration? We only have carry on. My wife has mobility issues and has a small lithium battery powered cart. Can you tell us the routine we must use. Thank you.
Is it two separate reservations or one reservation? How much time do you have between flights?
Two reservations, otherwise we would have had to fly to Vancouver and then Seattle.
Lots of time, but mobility is an issue.
I am arriving on Alaska Air from Medford Oregon and departing 3 hours later on a Virgin Atlantic Flight. Which terminal do I go to to connect and will I have to go through TSA again?
Thank you
Seattle only has one terminal. If both flights are on the same reservation you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If it's two separate reservation and you have checked bags you have to claim your bags, re-check them with Virgin Atlantic, and then go through security.
MY SELF AND WIFE COMING FROM PORTLAND TO SEATTLE BY ALASKA AIRLINES AND CATCH EMIRATES FLIGHT TO INDIA VIA DUBAI. ALL BOOKING IN SAME ONE TICKET .
I HAVE ONLY ONE HOUR AND 15 MINTUES TIME
HOW I HAVE TO TRANSFER FROM INTERNAL AIRPORT AND TIME IS OK FOR BAGGAGE COLLECTION AND IMMIGRATION CHECK ETC..IF I WEB CHECK IN IT IS OK
There is no US Immigration when leaving the US. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
thanks lot for your reply
where ALASKA ARRIVAL GATE and departure GATE for EMIRATES?
WEATHER I HAVE TO RECHECK BAGGAGE FOR EMIRATES. MY TICKET ALL IN ONE PURCHASED THROUGH EMIRATES AT INDIA
I am flying in with Delta and my friend is flying with American are we in the same concourse so I can get to his arrival gate.
Delta uses 3 different concourses in Seattle. However, all gates are connected inside security.