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  • Connection time
    Mar 27, 2016
    I am transferring from international arrival flight by Delta to domestic flight by Alaska Airline in 1.5 hours will that be enough time to clear immigration, custom and boarding the domestic flight? Are they in 2 different terminals?


    If both tickets are on the same reservation that is barely enough time If it's two separate reservation that's not enough time. Seattle only has one terminal.


    Mar 27, 2016


    If both tickets are on the same reservation your bags will be transferred for you and you will have enough time. If you purchased two separate reservations you will have to claim and re-check your bags, making this connection very difficult. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary.


  • Connecion time
    Mar 25, 2016
    Hi, I am planning to take a flight from Denver to Vancouver. Most options I get (e.g. Alaska airlines) have a layover of approx 1 hour in SEA (booked on same ticket). Will I need to clear immigration/customs in Denver or Seattle while exiting US ? Will I need to re-check baggage in SEA ? How much time would be sufficient for each of the cases ? Thanks


    There is no US immigration or customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. An hour is enough time.


    Okay, thanks!


  • Connection time
    Mar 24, 2016
    I am flying from Vancouver BC (pre custom clearance) on Delta going to Kona HI on Delta Airlines. The connection time is 50 minutes. Is this enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • flying from DENVER to DUBAI by Alaskan airlines and emirates
    Mar 24, 2016
    Do I need to go through security check,how much time is required to reach Alaskan airlines gate to Emirates gate?


    No, you do not have to go through security. You should be able to get to the Emirates departure gate in S in less than 15 minutes.


  • Connection with Alaska Airline
    Mar 24, 2016
    Arriving in Seattle on Southwest in concourse B and have a 2 hour wait until connecting with Alaska Airline in concourse C. I have to recheck luggage. Will I have enough time?


    That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. You will have to go to the main terminal, claim and re-check your bag, and go through security. If you can do this without a checked bag it would be a LOT easier.


    Yes, you should have time to make your plane. It also depends on day of week and time. The airport is not that big and the B gates are pretty close to C gates


  • C10 to S16
    Mar 23, 2016
    Could you please advise briefly how ca I reach from C10 gate to S16 gate in the shortest possible time? Thanks !!!


    It would probably take about 15 minutes. You have to walk to B and then take a train to S.


    Thanks Zap...


  • B Concourse to South Terminal
    Mar 23, 2016
    I am flying to SEA on Southwest. Will have one checked bag. Then SEA-LHR on BA. How much time should I allow to retrieve checked bag from SWA baggage claim, check in at BA, and get to South Satellite?


    I'd want a bare minimum of 2 hours, preferably closer to 3 hours.


    Thanks. I arrive SEA at 4:20p with a 7:10p BA flight so it is doable. But rather than nail-biting if the flight to SEA is delayed, I may take an earlier flight.


  • connecting flights
    Mar 22, 2016
    flying from Kelowna Canada to Richmond va. have 90 minutes connecting time have to clear customs in seattle will that be enough time? I have checked baggage.


    That is barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    thanks will have to do some running!!!


  • COming From Calgary to SEA Connecting flight to DUBAI
    Mar 21, 2016
    Hello!! I have 2.40 mins stopover at Seattle airport. Wondering if this is enough transit time for my Emirates flight to Dubai. Also for Luggage, i am checking from Calgary do i have to pick my luggage at SEA for customs or will it be on my destination? Thanks


    Got the answer its on 4th Page of this forum. I will pre cleared from Calgary so i directly go to the Departure gate. Thanks


  • 40 min Alaska Airlines
    Mar 21, 2016
    Hi, I have a 40 min layover in Seattle coming from Pasco and heading to Phoenix on Alaska with no checked luggage. Is 40 min enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your flight from Pasco is on-time.


    What would you say us the minimum amount of time needed?


    30 minutes.


  • International connection arrival, Icelandair-AlaskaAir
    Mar 21, 2016
    I'm flying into Sea-Tac on Icelandair with a connection on Alaska Air to my final USA destination, all booked on ONE Icelandair ticket. Will have lots of checked luggage & ski gear. I've learned that when I land at Sea-Tac, I go through immigration, somehow get my checked luggage, go through US Customs, and then somehow/somewhere recheck my luggage & go through TSA security. It is unclear exactly how I handle my checked luggage and TSA security between the international arrival and domestic departure. Do I completely exit out to main airport terminal as if I'm leaving, and then go back through luggage check-in and regular TSA security lines (as if I just arrived at Sea-Tac by car)? Or is there some "special" area between international terminal and domestic where I so some sort of "recheck-in" of my luggage and go through some security line there? Again, all booked on one Icelandair return-trip ticket. Are there luggage carts at the arrival area to haul all that checked luggage around?


    Everything will be done in the basement of the S Satellite where your icelandair flight will arrive. There is a security checkpoint there for passengers that are connecting onto other flights and from there you will take the underground trains to your departure concourse for your Alaska Airlines flight.


  • Connecting Flight
    Mar 18, 2016
    I'm flying from Incheon to Edmonton with a 9 hour layover in SEA via Delta. I'm holding a Philippine passport without a valid US visa.. Do i need a valid visa to stay in airport?


    Yes, you need a US Visa. You will have to go through US Immigration and Customs in Seattle. If you do not get a US Transit Visa you will not be allowed to board the flight to Seattle.


  • Denver to Maui via Seattle 1 hour layover will I make it
    Mar 18, 2016
    I am traveling from Denver to Maui Hawaii via Seattle on Delta. I have a 1 hour layover in seattle will I make my connection?


    Yes that should be enough time.


    It will be tight. You'll definitely have to hurry. You can usually count on it taking 15-20mun to deplane & boarding your next flight begins 40-45 before take off with doors closing 10min prior. That's not including the time it takes to walk from one gate to another. It makes it a bit easier if you're using the same airline for both flights, but even then an airline can operate out of 2 different terminals. I tell my passengers it's best to leave at least 1.5 hrs between flights.


    The airline can't operate out of 2 different terminals as Seattle only has one Terminal. Delta flights are in the A, B, and S concourses.


  • Connection time
    Mar 16, 2016
    Hi,I'm flying from London gatwick-Seattle-Fairbanks and I have 2hours 15min connection time In Seattle-is this enough time?what do I need to do when I arrive eg customs etc,which gate do I need to get to for the Alaska airline flight?its all on one ticket.also on the way back Fairbanks-Seattle-London do I need to recheck bags at Seattle?thanks


    No Airlines fly from London-Gatwick to Seattle. What airline are you flying on your first flight?


    Icelandair-gatwick to Iceland then Seattle then Alaska


    I will have 2hours 15mins in Seattle to change


    On your way to Fairbanks, 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 in the C, D, or N concourse. You should have enough time. On your way back in Seattle you will just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in S using the underground trains.


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