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  • HKG-SEA-PHX from Delta to Alaska
    Jul 21, 2014
    I am flying back from HKG to SEA on Delta, SEA to PHX on Alaska with 1 hr 54min connection time. Will I make my connection? Thank you in advance!!!


    Yes, that should be enough time to make your connection but leaves little time for any delays and depends on your bags being checked through to PHX in HKG so that you can re-check in the S-satellite without having to go to the main terminal to re-check your bag after clearing US customs.


  • YVR > SEA > HKG via Delta
    Jul 21, 2014
    Hi, i just received an update to my itinerary from Delta. I now arrive at SEA from YVR at 12:24pm on a Delta flight operated by Skywest, and supposed to leave SEA for HKG on Delta flight at 1:57pm. This only give about 90mins transfer time, and I'm concerned. Will I be able to make it? Been reading some posts from other Canadian travelers that I would have to clear US customs first then re-check at SEA for international flight. Is that true? Thanks!


    Since you are coming from Vancouver and YVR has US Immigration preclearance, your arrival into Seattle will be like a domestic flight. Therefore you will have plenty of time to make your connection. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Jul 20, 2014
    When arriving at terminal S from a flight on Delta from AMS, does the passport and customs control take place there at that S terminal? Also, when rechecking the bag for the domestic flight to FAT (on Alaska air and ticketed together with Delta flight) is that done at the S terminal or do I have to take the bag to the main terminal? One more question: After the previous actions, where is TSA security control to get to the new gate to FAT?


    Customs and immigration are done on the lower level of the S Terminal. Re-check is done there as well. Then she can go through a special security checkpoint and be back in the secure part of the terminal where the gates are.


    Aug 3, 2014
    Am flying into SEA from ANC (Alaskan, Concourse C) arriving SEA at about midnight with a connecting flight on EVA Air (Satellite South) at 2am. Is this do-able? Do I need to collect bags/check in/clear security at SEA?


    1. If you bought both flights on one ticket, your bags will be automatically transferred; if not contact Alaska if they will make that transfer - if not, you would need to claim your bags & recheck them in with EVA before proceeding to the South Satellite. 2. To get from Concourse C to the South Satellite, take first the STS train to the Main Terminal , then cross over and take the train on opposite side to the South Satellite. (follow signs).


    Would I need to clear security again?


  • connection from YYJ-SEA-OAK
    Jul 16, 2014
    I fly in from Victoria(YYJ) to Seattle on alaska airlines and arrive at 8:51 am and next flight on american airlines departs at 10:05 to Oakland.Is this enough time?


    American Airlines does not fly from Seattle to Oakland, so both flights will actually be on Alaska. That isn't really enough time for your transfer, especially if you have checked bags as you will have to clear US Immigration and Customs in Seattle, then re-check bags, go through security, and to your departure gate in a different concourse. Without checked bags it's maybe possible.


  • Connections from YYJ to SEA to SAT, Alaska Air to United
    Jul 16, 2014
    I am flying from Victoria BC arriving SeaTac 4:45 via Alaska Airlines, then have to get a United flight to Houston departing 5:49 … worried about connections. Will I be able to make it?


    That is not enough time as you have to clear US Customs and Immigration in Seattle, re-check your bag with United, go through security, and to your departure gate in another concourse. It's maybe possible if you don't check a bag.


  • Arrival from Canada (Alaskan) connection on to Emirates (Intl. flight)
    Jul 14, 2014
    I arrive at SeaTac at 2:20pm from Victoria, BC and my next flight is Emirates departing at 5:45pm which gives me about 3hrs in transit. Do I need to claim baggage after arrival in SeaTac and go through Passport control and recheck the baggage to Emirates? Do both airlines operate on the same Terminal (south) since both are International flights? Which are my arrival and departure terminals? Will I have to switch terminals? Your help in clarifying this is much appreciated.


    Yes, you will have to claim your baggage, to go through US Customs, then take it to the main Terminal and check it with Emirates. You will have to go to the main Terminal to re-check your bags with Emirates and get your Emirates boarding pass. The S Satellite is not a terminal, it's just a gate area with immigration facilities.


    Thanks. So the emirates check-in is in the Main terminal. How long is the commute there? If my baggage is tagged all the way to my Final destination, do i still need to claim and re check it? thanks


    The train to the main terminal after you clear US Immigration is maybe 5 minutes. Yes, you will still need to claim your baggage to go through US Customs, but you should be able to re-check it immediately afterwards if it is tagged through to your final destination, meaning if you already have your Emirates boarding pass you won't have to go to the main terminal. However, if you don't have your Emirates boarding pass, you will have to go to the main terminal to get it.


  • Domestic transfer at Seattle Airport: YVR-SEA-LAS
    Jun 28, 2014
    I am going to travel from YVR to LAS via SEA. I will be arriving at Seattle at 6:48am(Horizon) and departing for Las Vegas at 7:50am(Alaska Airlines). I have only one hour in Seattle. Is it enough time to transfer? Do I have to take my luggage and re-register?


    Go through US Customs clearance at YVR - you will then be a domestic arrival at SEA & simply transfer to your connecting gate, as bags will automatically be transferred. Note that Alaska uses Central Terminal Concourses C, D and Satellite North (N gates). I suggest you open, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text - paying attention to 'Connecting between Terminal & gates'.


  • BOI to SEA to OGG
    Jun 26, 2014
    I will be arriving on Alaska at 6:35 a.m. and need to connect to Hawaiian Airlines flight leaving at 10:00 a.m. How do I get to the concourse served by Hawaiian Airlines?


    Hawaiian uses the S Satellite. Simply follow the signs to the S Satellite. There are a series of trains that connect the Alaska gates in C, D, and N to S. You should have plenty of time.


  • 45min transit time from SFO to SEA, and SEA to ICN -- All Delta
    Jun 24, 2014
    Hello, I have 45 min transit time from SFO to SEA and SEA to ICN, all delta. It seems a tight schedule but is it possible to take the international flight within 45 min? Thanks,


    Yes, it's possible. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and get on the plane. However, it doesn't leave much time for delays.


    Your Delta flight arrives at Terminal 2 (T2), unless you departed from either LAX, SFO or SEA airports, where you would land at T4. Alitalia serves Terminal 1. The 'Airline Terminals Train' on the upper level (follow signs) runs counter-clockwise on average every 10 minutes. No time to waste!


  • int transfer to domestic
    Jun 22, 2014
    Hello ! I am going to take the flight from HKG to SFO via Seattle on Delta flight in both.The duration time is only 1hr 45 mins.Is it enough for me to connect the flight? Is it also in S satellite?And one point is i bought the tickets seperately. Thanks!


    Delta uses the South Satellite (gates S1-16) on arrival you need to go through the immigration process (passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance & re-check-in bags where indicated; then go through TSA security screening and proceed to your connecting gate. Your transfer time is sufficient.


    Show the Delta agent in HKG both of your reservations and he or she can get your bags tagged through to SFO. You will still have to claim them to go through customs, but it will allow you to immediately re-check them.


    Assuming your first flight is on-time that should be plenty of time. You can get between any two gates at ATL via the plane train in less than 25 minutes.


    Great! Thank you so much!!!! :)


    Jun 12, 2014
    I will only have 1 hr and 10 mins until my connecting flight DL4688 to Vancouver at SEA-TAC, arriving in from Seoul through DL198. I will need to go to Concourse B from S Satellite, would I be having enough time after going through immigration, baggage claim and re-checking,,,????


  • Plane change, do i recheck luggage?
    Jun 19, 2014
    Im flying from DFW to PSC with a layover in SEA i switch from a boeing 737 to a 8- 400 Turboprop plane do i have to recheck my luggage in SEA or does it go to the plane automatically?


    It's possible but doesn't leave much time to spare in case of any delays.


    Jun 7, 2014
    I am looking at a Delta flight that arrives in SEA from FAI at 5:27AM. Can I get to a SW flight that departs SEA at 6:30AM? I am thinking that luggage would be the problem unless I can get it transferred from Delta to SW without having to pick it up myself?


  • ICN - SEA - JFK
    Jun 5, 2014
    Hi, I'm flying in from Seoul (ICN) to SEA on DL198, arriving at SEA @ 12:04. My connecting flight to NY (JFK) is at 13:40, giving me only 1:36 to get to my next flight. I know it's not a lot of time, but at this point I don't have a choice in terms of changing the flight. My travel agency said arrival at SEA and departure from SEA will be at the same S terminal. Is this true? Also, could you give me some advice as to how to make it to my connecting flight? One thought I had was maybe staying overnight at an airport hotel and taking another flight out the next day. Thanks!


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