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Hi there,if anybody can help me is 3 hours of layout enough to catch flight to San Diego,what is process after immigration for picking up the luggage and catch the right fliy?
What airlines are you flying? Is it one reservation or two separate reservations? Where are you coming from?
Sorry,I forgot mention,I'm flying from Germany-Seattle-San Diego,all flights are in one ticket..I'm not US citizen
You will arrive in S, 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 take the underground trains to your departure gate. You have enough time.
Good morning, I fly from Alaska on the 24th and land at 12 20 (Alaskan Airways). I then fly out on British Airways at 13 30 to Heathrow. It is one ticket. Is this going to be enough time and do I have to pick up and recheck my bag or can it go straight through?

Forgot to mention I am a uk citizen so guessing I have to go through customs at Seattle?
There is no US Customs when leaving the US. If both flights are on the same reservation all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
I have return flights from DC to Seattle : out on United and return on Alaska. I now want to make separate reservations to fly to Vancouver Canada. Flights to and back from Canada likely will be Air Canada, Delta or United (possibly Alaska) What time would you recommend that I allow? I know in Vancouver you go through US customs at Vancouver airport.
If it's two separate reservations and you have checked bags I would want at least 2.5 hours. If no checked bags, 90 minutes.
Would you please provide me an information for how I should make transfer from Alaska Airline Flight #395 from SFO to Hainan Flight #7955 to Shanghai on 9/15 morning?
Is it one reservation or two separate reservations?
One reserevation through
Then you just have to take the underground trains from your arrival gate in C, D, or N to your departure gate in S.
Thank you.

Gate S is in international terminal?

Should 1 hour and 45 minutes be enough?
S is a concourse on the South side of the airport. Seattle doesn't have a separate "International Terminal".
Should 1 hour and 45 minutes be enough?

Thank you.
Yes, it should be.
Hi - I'm arriving on Icelandair from Keflavik /KEF and have a connection on Alaska to SLC, departing SEA 1 hour 45 minutes after scheduled Icelandair arrival. I travel on a UK passport, no pre-clearance, no Global Entry, one piece checked baggage. Arrival is 5.45pm, departure 7.30pm.
Is this connection time sufficient?

That's fairly risky if everything is on the same reservation. Impossible if it's two separate reservations.
Thanks for your help.
I will be arriving at 2:45 in Seattle on Alaska airlines, then will have to retrieve my bag from baggage claim area then get to Virgin Atlantic, recheck my bag with them for my flight that leaves for London at 5:45. Could use some guidance on how to navigate this. Thank You.
You will go to the main terminal, claim your bag, go up to the departure level, check it with Virgin Atlantic, and go through security and to your departure gate in S.
I'm hoping to book a flight from Boston to Vancouver via Seattle with Alaska Airlines, the layover time is 48minutes in SEA-TAC, will the enough to catch my connecting flight to Vancouver.
The scheduled arrive time in Seattle is 10.22pm.
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Arriving at 11:05 and next flight is at 11:55. Enough time?
That is just enough time if both flights are on the same airline.
flying to Spokane via Seattle airport from Calgary. What would be shortest amt of time required to collect bags and head to next flight to Spokane?
You pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. If all flights are on the same reservation all you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, so 45 minutes would be sufficient in that case.
I am booking Victoria to Honolulu for March 2018, connecting through Seattle on Alaska airlines. Is 1 hour and 33 minutes enough time? thanks
Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.