Seattle Tacoma (SEA) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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We are traveling on Alaska to Seattle then Eva Air to Jakarta. We have 2 separate tickets. Can we be confident that our bags will arrive in Jakarta if we check them through or should we claim them in Seattle then check in with Eva Air? We will have 2 hrs in Seattle.
If the agent in your origin city is able to check them through to Eva Airways, I would be fairly confident that they would make it to Jakarta.
Trying to book a return flight from Boston and Vancouver and Delta has flights with a layover in SEA (36 mins going there and 1hr on the way back). Is 36 mins sufficient time if I'm traveling with a 1 year old?
Yes, that's possible but it leaves very little time to spare if the flight from Boston is delayed.
I am have a transit time of 65 minutes. no luggage and online checkin.. Will I make it? Emirates goes from Satellite Terminal - will have to do security a second time.
Yes, that is enough time. No, you won't have to go through security a second time. The S gates are just gates. There is no "terminal" there. You just have to take an underground train to the S gates from your arrival gate.
I am flying delta from Seoul (ICN) to Seattle and I only have an hour and 40 min layover to get to my next flight to Missoula, MT (MSO) which is Alaskan airlines. I was told that I would need to retrieve my bags from baggage claim and transport them through customs. Then go to the Alaskan airlines desk and retrieve my boarding pass. Will i have to go back out and then back through security? Will i have to bring my checked bags with me to the departure area? Will i have enough time for all of this?! Thanks! -sincerely nervous flyer
Yes, you will have to do all of that and no, I don't think you have enough time.
Astute observation. You were 100% correct haha
Delta airline from Austin to Anchorage with 40 mins layover in Seattle.
How do I go from Delta arriving gate (from Austin) to departure gate (to Anchorage) ?
Do I have enough time ?
Thank you in advance for your help.
All you have to do is follow the signs pointing to your departure gate. Delta uses A, B, and S (your gates will probably be on A or B). You have enough time if the flight from Austin is on-time.
My reservation has 2 parts- Spokane to Seattle is operated by Alaska Air, and Seattle- Frankfurt is with Lufthansa. I was under the impression that i would have 1 checked in bag for free and it would go all the way to Frankfurt, but I just spoke to Alaska Air and they say I will have to pick up my checked in luggage in Seattle and check it in again ( and pay Alaska air $25 per bag!). I only have 1hr and 15 min between flights- is that doable? I am traveling with 2 kids!
If it's all one reservation then whoever you spoke to on the phone is wrong.
I will be arriving from PDX to SEA by Alaska Airlines and have an international connecting flight to NRT via All Nippon Airways (ANA) with only 1 hour connection. This is made on the same reservation. What happens to the checked luggage from PDX? Do I have to go through baggage claim in SEA and then check in at the ANA counter? I don't think I'll have enough time with just 1 hour.
All you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
I have made a Delta reservation for HKG-SEA-YYC with a connection time of 1hr 40mins from Seattle to Calgary in June. Will I need to go through passport control, or just head to the departure gate for my connection flight. My return flight will be YVR-SEA-HKG, with only 54 mins for transfer. Will I still need to go through US passport control at Seattle or just go to departure gate for HKG. I have applied for ESTA for US and ETA for Canada already.
Yes, on the way to Calgary you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. On the return you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver, so all you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The first connection time is sufficient but slightly risky and the second connection should be fine.
Can I use the APC kiosk at SEA?
Only if you have used ESTA before. If this is your first time using ESTA you can't.
We are flying into Seattle on Alaska Airlines out of Anchorage and connecting to Southwest airlines domestic connection, on separate reservations, we will have 1 hr and 40 mins is that enough time to get our bags from Alaska airlines and check in with southwest?
It's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
On two different reservations. One checked bag, no option to carry that one on. Will I need more than 1 hr 45 min to connect? Any slack in that connection time in case the arrival in SEA is late? Thanks.
Yes, you need closer to 2-2.5 hours on two separate reservations with checked bags
Thanks much.