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  • 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!


    Jun 3, 2014
    Hello, I am flying from SFO to Seattle on Alaska Airlines 307 and need to connect to a Seoul (Incheon) bound Delta 199 flight. I arrive in Seattle at 11:15AM and the Seoul flight leaves at 12:18PM. Is 1hr3min enough time to transfer? I will only have carry on luggage. Thanks


  • Miss
    Jun 4, 2014
    I have a flight with Delta Airlines from Heathrow to San Diego but will have a connecting flight from seattle tacoma airport. Do ineed to claim my baggage and re-check in again ? Which terminal in sea-tac will i be arriving ?


    You will have to go through security to get to T3. If Alitalia gives you your Delta boarding pass in Florence, then many people report that they are allowed to pass through security in T3 rather than having to go to T5. However, make sure if you are successful, that you check with the Delta agent so they know that you're there and don't mark you as a no-show.


  • ICN-SEA-ANC travel
    May 19, 2014
    Case 1- Arrive at SEA from ANC via Alaska Airlines with 2 hours and 22 mins to connect to Asiana Airlines to ICN. Case 2- Arrive at SEA from ICN via Asiana Airlines 2 hour and 5 mins to connect to Alaska Airlines to ANC. In both cases, Is this enough time to claim checked bags and re-check them again? Case 3- Same with case 1 except both tickets were not purchased together.


    Those are questions. Thank you for your answer in advance


    Case 1 - you can make with tickets purchased together or not. Case 2 - you can only make with tickets purchased together, it's too difficult if you have to take your bags to the main terminal to re-check


  • Intl to Domestic
    May 18, 2014
    Hi, will arrive at SEA at 1120 hrs by ANA in Terminal S with just handcarry, no check in lugggage. need to connect to southwest airline at concurse B for 1410 hrs flight. Pls give me the direction. Thanks in advance.


    You have plenty of time! You arrive at Satellite South and depart from Central Terminal's Concourse B. On arrival you need to go through passport check, hand in your customs declaration form and proceed to the South Train Loop station serving the Central terminal's B & S Gates.


    However, if you want to take the transfer train without going to the main terminal first, you will have to check-in online and print out your boarding pass for your Southwest flight before you leave Japan.


    Thanks to Samay and Zap. Currently in Narita now. I have done a check in on Southwest mobile apps but have not printed the boarding pass. Can I go straight to concourse b? First time doing southwest


    No, you need to print a boarding pass. Southwest does not have mobile boarding passes. You will have to go to the main terminal check-in to get a paper boarding pass.


  • YVR-SEA-ICN questions
    May 15, 2014
    Situation 1- Arrive at SEA from YVR via Alaska Airlines with 2 hours and 33 mins to connect to Delta flight to ICN. Not sure whether to have checked bags or not. Situation 2- Arrive at SEA from ICN via Delta with 1 hour and 15 mins to connect to another Delta flight to YVR. Is this enough time, do I have to claim checked bags and re-check them again? Situation 3- Arrive at SEA from ICN via Delta with 1 hour and 55 mins to connect to Alaska Airlines to YVR. Enough connecting time? Have to claim checked bags? Thanks


    For Situation 1 it's very easy, all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, shouldn't take more than 30 minutes. you will pre-clear US Immigration in Vancouver. Situation 2 and 3 you will have to claim bags after immigration, clear customs and re-check. I would definitely go with the longer connection.


    Thanks Zap! For situation 1, would I have to go pick up checked bags and recheck them for flight to ICN? Actually Situations 2 and 3 will happen because it is two different trips I'm going on. For situation 2, I know it's cutting very close, so you guess most likely they will be able to put me on the next plane if I don't make it? For situation 3, are Delta and Alaska somewhat affliated in the event I miss the Alaska flight, they will be able to rebook me at no charge? Thanks


    If both tickets were purchased together you don't have to do anything with your baggage in Situation one - you will pre-clear US Immigration in Vancouver. Yes, Delta and Alaska do have a codeshare agreement.


  • ICN to SEA to YVR
    May 14, 2014
    Hi, I'll be returning from Korea to Vancouver via Seattle, my layover is a short 1hr 16 minutes on a Sunday...Is this enough time make it through, or am I likely to miss my flight? Also, will I have to re-check my baggage, or is that automatically done? Thanks!


    You will go through US Immigration in the S Satellite, claim your baggage, Go through customs, then you can re-check your baggage and go through security and then take a train or trains to your departure concourse. It will be hard to make your connection in time. However, there are lots of flights from Seattle to Vancouver


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