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    Aug 16, 2016
    I'm travelling from Cancun via Houston (2hr 20 minutes connection and then from Houston to SEA (1hr 16 minutes connection) I'm from the UK travelling, will I be able to make it? I'm flying with United Airlines all the way.


    In Houston, you will clear customs and immigrations. In Seattle, you will simply walk from your arrival gate in concourse A to your Air Canada (operated by United) gate to Vancouver, A7. You have enough time in both Houston and Seattle.


    Also, note that the code for Cancun is CUN. CAN is Guangzhou, China.


  • connecting time
    Aug 13, 2016
    I will have a flight from dallas to Vancouver, I will arrive in Seatle at 10:05 and the next flight to Vancouver is 10:55. Only 50 connection. Is it enough time for me to rush to the gate. I think the two are from diffrent concourse


    Yes, if both flights are on the same reservation that is enough time.


  • Concourse Change in SEA
    Aug 11, 2016
    I'm flying Alaska Air from LAX to Victoria, BC and have a very short connection time, about 45 minutes. I'm guessing I will need to go to a gate in a different concourse. I won't be checking bags. Any idea how much time I will need to switch planes?


    That should be enough time if the flight from LAX is on-time.


  • How early to arrive?
    Aug 10, 2016
    I have a 5:30 am flight. How early do I need to arrive at the airport?


    About 4 should be sufficient.


    Aug 9, 2016
    I have 1:20 connection in SEA to go onwards to Canada (Vancouver then onto Edmonton). Do I need to collect luggage and clear US customs just to connect or are the bags checked through? This would all be on the same ticket.


    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, go through security and to your departure gate. Even if all your flights are on the same reservation that's not reasonably enough time.


  • Connecting flight
    Aug 7, 2016
    We are flying from LHR to SEA and then have 2 hours to get on an Alaskan airlines flight to Bellingham, is this enough time? We will have 2 checked bags and the bookings were made separately our international flight is with BA...what will we need to do? Thanks


    You will arrive in the S Satellite, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, put your bags on another belt to go to the main terminal, take a train to the main terminal, then go to the baggage claim and claim your bags again then take them to the Alaska Airlines check-in desk, check your bags, go through security and to your departure gate. I would just drive to Bellingham.


    Also, I don't know if i was clear but it's practically impossible to do that in 2 hours.


  • Arrival via EVA Air from Taipei to connect Alaskan to Anchorage
    Aug 7, 2016
    Will I be able to make it if I arrive at 1950hrs to catch the connecting 2200hrs flight? Is there enough time to clear immigration and then to re checkin the luggages?


    If both tickets are on the same reservation that is enough time.


  • 40 Minute Run??
    Aug 4, 2016
    We have 40 mins. between arriving Alaskan flight from Medford, OR with connection to Alaskan flight to Billings, MT Will 40 minutes give us enough time to walk or run to our gate?


    Yes, that should be enough time if the first flight is on-time.


  • connecting time
    Aug 4, 2016
    I am travelling from Dubai to Seattle by Emirates and later by Alaskan Airlines from Seattle to Denver on one ticket. Where should recheck my baggage in South Satellite terminal after finishing my immigration and customs? How long it takes to reach South Satellite terminal to Concourse C -Alaskan airlines?


    You will re-check your bags in at the re-check desk right after you clear customs. Then you will go through security and to C using the underground trains. Once you get through security it shouldn't take more than 15 minutes to get to your gate in C.


  • Flying from Maui to Vancouver - connecting in Seattle
    Aug 2, 2016
    We are flying from Maui to Seattle via Delta Airlines, arriving Concourse B, and transferring to our Vancouver flight (via SkyWest aka Delta Connection) at South Satellite 55 mins later. This was all booked on the same ticket. Do we have to go through customs/security? Will our bags be checked through to Vancouver? How long will it take to get from Concourse B to South Satellite, and is 55 mins enough time?


    There is no US Customs when exiting the US. It shouldn't take more than 10-15 minutes to get between gates. You have enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Also Vancouver flights rarely leave from S - usually A or B.


  • Coming from Iceland - booking 2nd leg to SJC - how much time do I need
    Aug 2, 2016
    Two adults traveling from Iceland to SEA with checked luggage. How much time to clear customs then fly to SJC on Alasaka Air? Flights depart 2.15 hours or 4.15 hours after scheduled arrival.


    With checked luggage you'll need to take the 4:15 connection since you will have to go to the main terminal to re-claim and re-check your bags with Alaska then go through security after clearing customs.


  • Making a connecting flight C to S
    Aug 1, 2016
    I have 1 hr and 40 min to make a connecting flight. I will be going from C to S and it will be 11pm-12 am. Is all of the transportation between terminals open at that time. Do I have to go through security again? I'll be managing 3 tired kids and concerned on how fast we'll be able to go.


    Yes, all trains will still be running, otherwise there'd be no way to get to S! You do not have to go through security. Just walk to B and take the train to S if your bags are checked through or you have no checked bags.


  • Seattle Connection Time
    Aug 4, 2016
    Im flying from Vancouver, Canada to Seattle, then onto Atlanta. My connection time is for the flight Im looking at is 45 minutes. I have told be Delta that I will need to clear customs upon landing in Seattle. Do I need to pick up my bags as well ? Is this enough time to clear customs ? Do they have a Nexus or similar at SEA ?


    The person who told you that is completely wrong. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in Seattle is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    this info is incorrect - I flew to Seattle yesterday from Victoria Canada and then on to Portland. We stood in the security line for over an hour after clearing customs with our global entry cards. You must go through TSA security after clearing customs and immigration if you are on a connecting flight in the US. Most of my coworkers missed our connnecting flight as did many others in the lines. No TSA precheck line in customs/immigration to get back into the airport.


    So you had to go through TSA security and customs after coming from Victoria ? Above it says pre-check is done in Canada so its still not clear. Whats up with the long wait with global entry ?


    Vancouver has pre-clearance, Victoria does not. They are different places. The original poster was asking about Vancouver, not Victoria.

  This is correct.


  • International arrival at SEA connecting to SJC
    Jul 23, 2016
    I am arriving at SEA on international flights and need to connect to SJC. I haven't booked my SEA SJC tickets, wanted to know how much layover is ideal for customs, connections . have 2 little kids.


    If you're booking to separate tickets i would want at least 3 hours.


  • Is 1hr55min enough to catch international flight (need to check- bags)
    Jul 23, 2016
    Hi, I have booked 2 separate tickets: From Denver to SeaTac, lay over 1hr 55min, then SeaTac to London. I was wondering if I'll be able to catch the international flight if I have to check-in my luggage. Thank you.


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