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  • How to connect
    Feb 18, 2013
    1
    comming with Air France AF 3622 at 12:35 and had to leave to Victoria at 14:20 with Alaska Airlines AS 2386. Is it enough time and where to go?

     

    You arrive at SEA from CDG at the South Satellite's Gate S2, and depart from the Main Terminal's Concourse B, gate B3. On arrival, you go through immigration clearance, pick up checked luggage, continue to customs & recheck your luggage and go through TSA security screening prior to proceeding to your connecting flight. To get from the South Satellite to the your connecting Alaska flight, you need to take the South Train Loop to the Main Terminal and head for Concourse B. Estimated transfer time: 1 hr 15 mins. at most. Caution: If AF does not transfer bags to Alaska flight, you would have to take them to main terminal & check them in there.

     

  • minutes to connect
    Feb 15, 2013
    1
    Our son is arriving on Alaska 92 and connecting to Horizon 2045. What are the gates for these two flights?

     

    He arrives at Concourse C, Gate C-2C & departs from gate C15 (Horizon merged into Alaska, & gates are listed under Alaska). (Concourse C has gates C-2A through C-2M and als gated C3 to C 20.

     

  • International arrival/ no preclearance
    Feb 12, 2013
    1
    Arriving from Kelowna,BC on Horizon, apparently at gate S3. Connecting to Horizon flight to Portland, connecting again with Alaska Air to Maui. Where do I pickup baggage at Seatac, go through customs, recheck baggage, go through security and which gate does Horizon fly to Portland from? We have approx. 1.5 hrs. between flights. Thanks.

     

    You'll clear US Immigration and claim and recheck your bags with Alaska Airlines in S-Satellite. Then you'll go through security again and take the train to the main terminal and walk to Concourse C where your flight to Portland should depart from. It's a fairly involved connection that might take the full 1.5 hrs. Your connection in Portland should be easy.

     

  • Vancouver via Seattle to Frankfurt
    Feb 6, 2013
    1
    i will be arriving from Vancouver, Canada at Terminal M and have approx. 1.5 hrs. to transfer to Terminal 1 for my flight to Frankfurt. Do I have enough time to get around? I assume immigration/customs clearance takes place at YVR when checking in.

     

    At Vancouver, go through US Customs Clearance. On arrival at SEA, use the shuttle train between the main terminal's South station and the B gates (assuming that 'Terminal M' is the main terminal, which has Concourses A, B, C & D). You have enough time for transfer.

     

  • Please help
    Jan 22, 2013
    1
    I will be arriving from Tokyo on United via ANA at 9:50 am Then go to Phoenix on us airways at 11;25. Do i have enough time?

     

    At SEA, international passengers arrive at the South Satellite (whether changing planes or ending their trip at Sea-Tac) and, if transferring to another flight, go through immigration clearance, pick up checked luggage, & continue to customs (taking 30-60 minutes). For domestic flight connection, you must recheck your luggage and go through TSA security screening prior to proceeding to your connecting flight. To get to Concourse A take the escalator up to the Main Terminal, proceed to the departures level, go through security check and on to Concourse A (gates A1-14.) You have enough time.

     

  • 40 min. layover doable?
    Jan 16, 2013
    2
    I'm coming in from chicago into SEA via alaska airlines, and am going from SEA to juneau, ak still on ak airlines. do you think a 40 min. layover is a doable amount of time, seeing as it's still the same airline (i know in some airports some airlines are bundled into the same terminal, just different gates. is it like that in SEA?)

     

    Alaska uses Concourses C & C & Satellite North. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/sea then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

    thanks! i just looked. how long (if you know) would the shuttle take to get from c to satellite north, and visa versa? i'm not sure where i'll be arriving/departing just yet. seems doable so far if the shuttle doesn't take too long

     

  • 33 Mins Between S-Gates and C-Gates
    Jan 16, 2013
    2
    Is a 33min connection time between domestic Delta flight at S-Gates and Alaska flight at C-Gates doable? Will have carry-on bags only and have been at SeaTac before. Alternative is 3+ hrs layover.

     

    Looks quite cumbersome: At SEA, on arrival at South Satellite and transferring to Concourse C, take first the STS train to the Main Terminal, cross over to the shuttle to the North Transit Station, and from there cross again to the train at the opposite side to take you to the end of Concourse C.

     

    Understand the aitport tram routing to get between gates. I'm asking if anyone knows the actual time it takes to get from S-gates to C-gates. Trams run pretty frequently, but not sure what the entire time is on them from S to C-gates.

     

  • 35 min connection. doable???
    Jan 5, 2013
    1
    coming from chicago to seattle... seattle to juneau. normally arriving at main concourse and leaving out of N

     

    That depends on which airlines you take & if incoming flight in on time. SEA's North Satellite of the Main Terminal serves Air Canada (incl. regional), Alaska, SkyWest, United & United Express airlines; it has gates N1 to N16.

     

  • plane changes
    Jan 4, 2013
    1
    do the individual airlines use the same terminals for arrivals and departures?

     

    In most airports they do. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/sea then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • try the seafood sampler with a pinot
    Dec 30, 2012
    1
    great place

     

    Nice thought.

     

  • 60 min connect Delta to Alaska/Horizon
    Dec 2, 2012
    0
    Is it doable? Also how frequent do shuttles between South and Main terminals run?

     

  • TRANSFERS.
    Nov 28, 2012
    1
    i AM TRAVELLING BY AIR CANADA FROM VANCOUVER, CANADA AND THEN TAKING LUTHANSA AIR FROM SEA AIRPORT TO FRANKFURT TOMORROW, WHICH IS THE EASIEST WAY WITH OUR LUGGAGE ?

     

    1. Make sure you go through U.S. Customs clearance at Vancouver Airport. 2. At SEA, you will arrive at Satellite North (N gates) and depart from Satellite South (S gates) 3. As Air Canada & Lufthansa are both members of the Star alliance, your bags will be automatically transferred to your Lufthansa flight. 4. To connect between the N gates and the S gates, take the train from South or North Satellite to the Main Terminal, then cross over and take the train on the opposite side, which is the shuttle that runs at post-security between the North & South stations.

     

  • Int'l to Domestic Flight Bag Transfer
    Nov 23, 2012
    1
    Hello, I am arriving on an international flight from Dubai (Emirates) and have to go through immigration, pick up my bags, re-check the bags and transfer to a domestic Alaska airlines flight (Gate C/D). Would re-checking of the luggage take place at the South Satellite terminal or do I carry my bags to Gate C/D? Thank You.

     

    The South Satellite is the only one with immigration/ customs clearance facilities. If Emirates will transfer your bags to Alaska connecting flight (not all airlines do - check!) you would simply take the shuttle train to your connecting Alaska Airlines departure at North Satellite (or to either Concourses C or D, used now by SkyWest operating as Alaska Airlines). Check your ticket and overhead screens for your connecting gate. Note that Concourses & Satellites do not have a baggage check-in facility - meaning you would have to go to the Main terminal.

     

  • terminal A to terminal C
    Nov 7, 2012
    1
    What is the best way to get from terminal A to terminal C?

     

    At SEA Airport, at Concourse A, opposite gate 4, two levels down, is the train to B, S & D gates, and a connector at D gtes leads to C gates (C1-20).

     

  • international arrivals
    Oct 23, 2012
    1
    If i'm coming in on a domestic flight, but want to meet someone who is coming in on an international flight, where do I meet them?

     

    Find out which terminal your party arrives at and meet up in the Arrivals Hall near the information counter.

     





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