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  • pdx to sea to dubai to khi
    Oct 18, 2015
    Wondering if one hr 30 minutes is enough time in seattle to change from horizon to emirates air. All on one ticket. Do i go through secuirity again? lugage rechecked? Thanks for the response


    That should be enough time. You won't have to do anything with your luggage or go through security. You just have to go to the S satellite for your departure gate.


  • do I have to claim baggage
    Oct 18, 2015
    So here is the situation. I am a canadian citizen. I will be traveling with Victoria, Canada to Doha Qatar with a layover in Seattle. I will travel to seattle on Alaska Airlines (international flight) and then from Seattle to Doha on Emirates (another international flight). Both these flights are on 1 ticket. My question is, will I have to claim my baggage at seattle and go through customs as well as immigration? Thanks


    Yes, you will have to claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your baggage at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate which will also be in the S Satellite.


    Hi ZAP, Thanks for your reply. I called both Emirates and Alaska Air and they gave me conflicting information. Alaska Air says I will have to reclaim baggage but Emirates says that since all flights are on 1 ticket, I will not have to claim baggage in US. I also noticed that on page 2 of this specific forum, you answered a question By Jin (Flying from EWR (Newark) to ICN (Seoul-Incheon)) and in that answer you indicated that he will not have to go through ccustoms and will need to go from arrival gate to departure gate. How can that be if everyone must go through Immigration and customs who is coming from international flight and going to international flight Thanks


    Emirates is wrong. Jin was not coming from an international flight going to an international flight as both newark and seattle are in the United states.


  • DUBAI --> SEATTLE --> Victoria (Canada)
    Jan 11, 2015
    I am flying from Dubai to Seattle on a 14 hour Emirates flight. The flight arrives in Satellite S. My next flight to Victoria, Canada is from concourse C. The layover time is 1h 25 minutes. I have 2 questions: 1) Would I have to go through any customs? or immigration at Seattle airport? I am only going to be in transit. 2) Is 1 hour 25 minutes layover enough to catch the Victoria, Canada connection? I do have another option where Victoria connection is 6 hours 40 minutes later. I could take that one. I am also traveling with a 4 year old so I will have a stroller. Is it true that to go to S to C, I have to take the train 4 times? How long will that take and is it easy with 4 year old? Your thoughts? Thanks


    Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-cehck your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and then take the underground train to concourse C. You have to take two trains. It will be difficult to make it in 1 hr 20 mins.


  • LHR-SEA on Delta then SEA-PDX on Alaska
    Jan 10, 2015
    I have a 4 hr layover once I land in SEA coming from LHR on Delta landing at 3:15. I want to purchase a flight on Alaska that leaves at 5:00 so I don't have to wait for my delta connection at 7pm. How hard is it to go through customs and pick up my luggage and go re check in with Alaska and go back through security.


    4 hours should be enough time to do that. Upon clearing customs you'll want to follow the signs for passengers ending their journey in Seattle instead of the one for connections.


  • Enough time????
    Jan 7, 2015
    I am USA citizen and I'm flying Edmonton-Seattle then I have only 30 minutes to my next flight Seattle-Spokane. Do I have to collet my bag and re check in and go threw security again? It's all alaska airlines. I'm worried. Do I need to find a later flight to Spokane ?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Edmonton. In Seattle all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Your connection time leaves very little to spare in case of delays, but Alaska has hourly Seattle-Spokane flights and you can be rebooked on the next one if you miss your connection.


    Jan 6, 2015
    Arriving at S gate at 4:22pm -- leaving from D gate at 5:50pm. Will this be enough time to make the connection? Also, we're travelling with two preschoolers so will have a stroller to contend with!


    That should be enough time, but it doesn't leave a lot of time to spare in case of delays.


  • Layover time is enough?
    Jan 5, 2015
    I have plan to visit my south korea, ICN. First, I will go to seattle from atlanta. and then i transfer the airplane to south korea. Two airplanes are all delta and I purchased these tickets together. But the layover time is only 51min. This time is enough to transfer the flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. All you have to do in Seattle on your way to Korea is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which should both be in the S Satellite.


    Jan 4, 2015
    I will be arriving SEA at 7.50am my conx flt depart at 9.05am will there be sufficient time to transit?


    1 hr 15 minutes is really pushing it for an international->domestic connection.


    Will the Q for immigration be bad for 7.50am arrival


    It probably won't be too bad. However, it still is cutting it very close.


  • NRT -> SEA -> JFK
    Jan 2, 2015
    I'm going on a vacation to Japan and my return flight stops in Seattle. The layover time is 74 minutes (1hr 14min). Is this going to be enough time for me to clear customs, check-in my bags again and make it onto my flight to JFK? I'm flying Delta and the tickets were purchased together. Any tips for making this go as smoothly as possible? I dont have much experience with airports :(


    That should barely be enough time if you arrive on-time. You will arrive in the S satellite, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk then go through security and back to the departure level of the S Satellite.


  • connecting flight Alaska Air - Horizon
    Dec 29, 2015
    flying from San Diego to Bellingham, Alaska Air ,connecting in Seattle with Horizon to Bellingham. Flights purchased on one ticket. Will my checked baggage be transferred to the Horizon flight for me & is 50 minutes sufficient time to do the connection?


    Yes, your baggage will be transferred automatically and yes you have enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • SFO to SEA to ICN
    Dec 28, 2014
    Scheduled to be landing in SEA at 10:53am and then connecting to an international flight to ICN at 11:24am. is a 30 minute layover going to be enough for me to go through security check points and between terminals? Thank you in advance


    What airlines are you flying? If you purchased tickets together you will not have to go through security.


    Thanks for the response! The airline is Delta and the tickets were purchased together. hopefully it goes down smoothly with no delays


    Yes, then you have a chance if your first flight is on-time, but obviously very little time to spare in case of delays.


  • SFO to SEA to YYJ
    Dec 28, 2014
    We are Australians completing our US holiday in SFO then flying to YYJ via SEA. The booking is on one ticket with Alaska Airlines, but has us arriving SEA at 1118 and departing at 1210 (on Horizon Air). Will this be enough time to make the connection? Will they hold the second flight if we are late, or put us on the next flight, assuming there are seats available? Thanks.


    That should be plenty of time. If you miss your connection due to a delay they will put you on the next available flight.


  • YVR to SEA to HKG
    Dec 25, 2014
    I will be taking a plane from Vancouver B.C., to Seattle to Hong Kong and was wondering how much time will I need when arriving at Seattle to catch my next flight? Would an 1hr and 5 mins be enough?


    Yes that should be enough time if your tickets are purchased together. You will preclear US immigration and customs in Vancouver.


  • MSP - SEA -PDX
    Dec 8, 2014
    I am booking a flight on Alaskan from MSP to PDX. I have to change planes in Seatle and have a variety of choices for departures from SEA to PDX. Is 55 minutes enough time or should I be safe and choose a 1hr 55 min layover?


    55 minutes should be enough. If your flight is late you will be rebooked for the next available flight.


  • Transfer time
    Dec 7, 2014
    Tommorrow i will take alasa airline flight from edmonton to Seattle and will arrive 7:02am. My next flight is on 2:38pm so I want to take train to pike market. I want to know when I should go back to the airport? Can I get out of the airport? How long to take the under train to the departure gate?


    It takes 45 minutes to get from SEA to downtown on the light rail. You should get back to the airport 1 hr before your flight, so you should leave downtown around 12:45.


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