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  • How long for immigration and customs
    Sep 8, 2015
    How long does it take for immigration and customs (non-US citizens) at SEA (7.30pm)


    That late should be OK, maybe 45 minutes to an hour.


  • Can I check bags all the way from La - Dubai via Seattle
    Sep 9, 2015
    I am flying first/business on Alaska/eEmirates from LA to Dubai via Seattle, can I check my bags all the way from LA to Dubai or do I have to re check in when in Seattle? I only have 1hr 40mins connection so it would be v difficult if so.


    If all tickets were purchased on the same reservation then, yes, your bags will be automatically transferred in Seattle and all you have to do there is go from your arrival gate in C, D, or N to your departure gate in S.


    Many thanks for your assistance.


  • Seattle Layover with Delta
    Sep 6, 2015
    I'm flying from YVR to Seattle with Delta have a 45min layover and then fly from Seattle to JFK. If the Flight in Vancouver is delayed and miss our flight from seattle to JFK would Delta arrange a new connection for us without charge?


    Yes. You should have enough time as you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. Yes, if you miss your connection Delta will book you on the next available flight to New York. They may rebook you through another hub such as Minneapolis or Detroit.


  • Connecting flight from inter. to domestic at SEA , 2 hrs enough?
    Sep 4, 2015
    Hi,I'm traveling from Taiwan to Anchorage, via Seattle. I have 2hrs to transfer at Seattle airport.And from EVA air to Alaska airlines, would it be enough to transfer within 2hrs ? (i'm non US Citizen) thank you.


  • Alaska Airlines domestic flights
    Sep 3, 2015
    I am arriving from London into the South Satellite and need to catch an Alaskan Airlines flight to Medford 2515Q. Can anyone tell me the terminal a domestic flight is likely to leave from as this info not available. Many thanks


    Seattle only has one terminal. Your flight from Medford will depart from the C or N concourse.


    Sorry, TO Medford.


  • Seattle to Calgary
    Sep 2, 2015
    I'm flying from Santa Rosa to Seatte on Alsaka airlines arrive at 12;55pm checking bags. Will I have time to get bags get to my connection on Westjet airlines and check bags, flight is leaving at 2:10pm


    I think it will be very difficult, if not impossible to get your bags to the Westjet check-in counter on-time.


  • 41 min Connection Time from Canada
    Sep 2, 2015
    Flying into SEA from YVR at 7:00AM on a Saturday and leaving SEA for PHX at 7:41AM. Booked with Delta and both flights are Delta flights. I believe that we clear US Customs in YVR and luggage gets checked through to PHX so hopefully no need to pick up and re-check. Is this enough time to make this connection??


    Good morning, I am arriving at Seattle on a Delta flight from Paris. My connecting flight to Las vegas is 1. 40 mins after that. Do you think I have enough time, and will my bagge make it ? Cheers.


    You should barely have enough time assuming everything goes smoothly.


    ZAP - was that for my PHX post or for the other post in the thread? Thanks for being such a solid contributor to this group!


  • 1h20mins is it enough to transfer?
    Aug 28, 2015
    Hi, there. I'm traveling from Victoria, Canada to Salt Lake City, Utah, via Seattle. I have 1h20m to transfer at Seattle airport. Both flights are Alaska airline, but one that is going to Utah is indicated as 'horizontal.' Is the terminal different from international to domestic flight? Should I take a train? and would it be enough to transfer within 1h20m ?


    I'm not a citizen of both Canada and USA.... Flight 2383 Operated by HORIZON AIR AS ALASKA AIRLINES ->This flight is from Victoria/ Flight 3458 Operated by SKYWEST AIRLINES AS ALASKA AIRLINES -> This is flight to Utah


    Also, it's booked at one time.


    Upon arrival 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 to your departure gate. You will depart from a gate in C, D, or N. You have 10 minutes shorter than the recommended time for International to Domestic. If you don't have checked bags I think you can do it but with checked bags it will be tough.


    thank you so much about your kind explanation... I think I'll not check the luggage.. Just because baggage claim takes so much time... I'm very appreciated to your help :)


  • Transfer Time from INTL to Domestic
    Aug 26, 2015
    I have a flight from Calgary landing in the South satellite at 9:55, I won't have any luggage, but need to get to Jet Blue for a 10: 57 flight to Long Beach which is in Terminal D. Will I have enough time to get through customs/security? Thank you!


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. All you have to do, assuming you are already checked in for your JetBlue flight is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All gates are connected inside security. You have enough time if your flight from Calgary is on-time.


  • Travelling to Canada on Student VISA via Seattle requires US Visa..??
    Aug 26, 2015


    Yes, in Seattle you will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, re-check your baggage at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You will need a US Transit Visa. Everyone entering the US needs to go through US Immigration, even if they are connecting to another country.


  • Hong Kong to Calgary Canada transit throu SEA
    Sep 1, 2015
    We will take DELTA from Hong Kong to Calgary Canada with 1hour 20 mins transit to DELTA flight from SEA to Calgary Canada on Aug 24. Do we need to go through US customs? Do we have enough time? Is the connected terminal far away from arrival gate.


    FYI, I am holding Canadian passport for the above Delta flights


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, and re-check your bags, then go through security. Both flights will probably be in the S Satellite.


    Also, that is 10 minutes shorter than the minimum international to international connection time at Seattle.


    I don't understand why I need to go through customs in US as my luggage will be checked all the way to Calgary Canada. I just transit to my connecting flight in Seattle to Canada. My final destination is Canada, not USA.


    There is no secure transit at any airport in the USA. All arriving international passengers to the US have to go through US Immigration, regardless of whether they are continuing on to another company or not.. Be glad that as a Canadian citizen you at least don't have to get a transit visa or complete ESTA.


    I see! Thank you very much for your explanation. I only have 1 hour 20 mins, Do I have enough time for transit?


    That is 10 minutes shorter than the minimum, it will be difficult.


    Im travellinf deom the philippines ro swattle with 11 hours stop over at incheon do i nees to apply foe a transit visa? Im a b1/b2 visa holder


    From the philippines im travelling to seattle as my destination with 11hours stop over att incheon, do i still have to appy for a transit visa from my country? Im a B1/B2 visa holder


  • Connectingflight
    Aug 18, 2015
    I am planning to take a flight from San Jose, California to Seattle by Alaska air, and then take Alaska Air to Vancouver. I will have 45 min layover in Seattle. Will I make it to the next flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your flight from San Jose is on-time. All you have to do in seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All gates are connected inside security.


  • 2.50 hours in Seattle
    Aug 16, 2015
    Hi, Im flying London - Seattle with BA arriving at 5.05pm and then Seattle - Fairbanks with Alaskan Airlines leaving at 7.55pm on 2 separate tickets. I understand I will have to go through US Immigration, claim our bags, go through US customs then go to the departure level and find the Alaskan Airlines check in counter. Will I have enough time to do all this? Thanks in advance for your help


    That should be enough time.


  • is 1 hour layover to S Korea enough time?
    Aug 14, 2015
    1st time international traveler. Not sure of all the procedures. I'm afraid the ticket may not give me enough time to make my connection. Departing from Phx on Alaska airlines. 1 hour layover in Seattle and flying on Delta to Seoul S Korea The flight was booked as a codeshare meaning different airlines but they all partner together. Bought the ticket on Expedia If its a codeshare does that mean I will be able to have my luggage checked in at Phx and not have to pick it up and recheck it in Seattle?


    Correct, you will not have to claim your luggage in Seattle. There is no US Immigrration or Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is take the underground trains from the C, D, or N concourse where you will arrive to the S concourse where you will depart. You have enough time if your flight from Phoenix is on-time.


  • Will 80 minutes be enough time to change Int'l to Domestic
    Aug 16, 2015
    My son and I are arriving on Delta from Haneda (Japan) at 5:34pm and connecting to a Delta flight to San Francisco at 6:55pm. Will this be enough time? We'll both be on US passports, and will only have carry-on bags, nothing checked. I gather International flights arrive at South Satellite. Does anyone know which terminal Delta domestic flights to SF leave from, and how long it takes to get between terminals? Never been to Seattle Tacoma and starting to freak out about this.


    Since you don't have checked bags I think you can make it. Delta domestic flights leave from both the S Satellite and A concourse. The train ride from S to A if required is less than 5 minutes after you go through security after customs.


    Thanks ZAP, much appreciated. Fingers crossed we'll make it! (Showing my age but I have visions of OJ running through airports.)


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