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  • NRT -> SEA -> JFK
    Jan 2, 2015
    I'm going on a vacation to Japan and my return flight stops in Seattle. The layover time is 74 minutes (1hr 14min). Is this going to be enough time for me to clear customs, check-in my bags again and make it onto my flight to JFK? I'm flying Delta and the tickets were purchased together. Any tips for making this go as smoothly as possible? I dont have much experience with airports :(


    That should barely be enough time if you arrive on-time. You will arrive in the S satellite, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk then go through security and back to the departure level of the S Satellite.


  • connecting flight Alaska Air - Horizon
    Dec 29, 2015
    flying from San Diego to Bellingham, Alaska Air ,connecting in Seattle with Horizon to Bellingham. Flights purchased on one ticket. Will my checked baggage be transferred to the Horizon flight for me & is 50 minutes sufficient time to do the connection?


    Yes, your baggage will be transferred automatically and yes you have enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • SFO to SEA to ICN
    Dec 28, 2014
    Scheduled to be landing in SEA at 10:53am and then connecting to an international flight to ICN at 11:24am. is a 30 minute layover going to be enough for me to go through security check points and between terminals? Thank you in advance


    What airlines are you flying? If you purchased tickets together you will not have to go through security.


    Thanks for the response! The airline is Delta and the tickets were purchased together. hopefully it goes down smoothly with no delays


    Yes, then you have a chance if your first flight is on-time, but obviously very little time to spare in case of delays.


  • SFO to SEA to YYJ
    Dec 28, 2014
    We are Australians completing our US holiday in SFO then flying to YYJ via SEA. The booking is on one ticket with Alaska Airlines, but has us arriving SEA at 1118 and departing at 1210 (on Horizon Air). Will this be enough time to make the connection? Will they hold the second flight if we are late, or put us on the next flight, assuming there are seats available? Thanks.


    That should be plenty of time. If you miss your connection due to a delay they will put you on the next available flight.


  • YVR to SEA to HKG
    Dec 25, 2014
    I will be taking a plane from Vancouver B.C., to Seattle to Hong Kong and was wondering how much time will I need when arriving at Seattle to catch my next flight? Would an 1hr and 5 mins be enough?


    Yes that should be enough time if your tickets are purchased together. You will preclear US immigration and customs in Vancouver.


  • MSP - SEA -PDX
    Dec 8, 2014
    I am booking a flight on Alaskan from MSP to PDX. I have to change planes in Seatle and have a variety of choices for departures from SEA to PDX. Is 55 minutes enough time or should I be safe and choose a 1hr 55 min layover?


    55 minutes should be enough. If your flight is late you will be rebooked for the next available flight.


  • Transfer time
    Dec 7, 2014
    Tommorrow i will take alasa airline flight from edmonton to Seattle and will arrive 7:02am. My next flight is on 2:38pm so I want to take train to pike market. I want to know when I should go back to the airport? Can I get out of the airport? How long to take the under train to the departure gate?


    It takes 45 minutes to get from SEA to downtown on the light rail. You should get back to the airport 1 hr before your flight, so you should leave downtown around 12:45.


  • SEA to LHR
    Dec 5, 2014
    I'm going from PDX to SEA and then into London. IThere is 30mins from when I land at SEA to the time flight takes off for London - will I have enough time?? Do I have to collect my baggage and check in in again? Any idea how I get around the aiport please


    If you purchased all your tickets together all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Seattle. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time if that's the case, but there's very little time to spare.


    That's great thanks. I'm guessing my luggage minus my carry on which I will have will automatically be moved from the PDX flight to my London flight


  • Flying from LHR to Vegas via SEA
    Dec 3, 2014
    Hi I am arriving from LHR with BA at 11.05am . My connecting flight is with Alaska at 1.30pm. I will have no checked luggage. Is this enough time to catch the Alaska flight to Vegas at 1.30pm ?


    Yes, that is plenty of time. You can get your Alaska boarding pass online before you leave london and proceed directly to security and to your departure gate after you clear customs.


  • Flying from EWR (Newark) to ICN (Seoul-Incheon)
    Dec 3, 2014
    Hi, I am flying from EWR to Sea-Tac by Alaska Airlines. Then I am connecting to Delta to ICN (Seoul, S.Korea). The stop over time is 70 minutes. I am wondering if it is enough time to go through all required process for the connection. The flights were bought together. In this case, do I need to collect my baggage, clear the security point, and re-cehck in? Thank you in advance,


    There are no required processes. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate via the underground trains.


  • YYJ to san via sea
    Nov 30, 2014
    I'm flying from YYJ to SAN via SEA with alaska airlines. I think I will have to take the underground train at sea tac. Will I go through security before or after the train?


    Since Victoria does not have US Immigration preclearance, You will arrive in the S Satellite, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and take the underground train to the concourse of your departure gate to San Diego.


  • Transfer times
    Nov 22, 2014
    Hi. I am flying in from Spokane by Alaska Airlines to SEA. I am connecting to a Air Canada fliflght to Vancouver. The lay over time is 1hr 40mins. Is this enough time to collect baggage, clear security and check in to Air Canada?The flights were bought separately. I am a UK citizen. Not sure if that will make any difference


    That should be enough time. Citizenship doesn't matter. You go through Canadian immigration in Vancouver.


  • Transfer time from Delta terminal to fly to Calgary by Air Canada
    Dec 3, 2014
    I will be arriving Tacoma from an international flight and then will fly to Calgary by Air Canada. How much time should I allow for the connection, assuming I have to go through the U.S. Immigration, collect my luggage, re-check them in etc? What concourses are Delta and Air Canada? Thank you.


    Seattle only has one terminal. Delta uses the S concourse for international arrivals. Minimum is 90 minutes if purchasing tickets together and 150 minutes if buying two separate tickets.


    Hi Zap, thank you very much for your very helpful and concise information. I just wonder if you could help me to understand the concept of "tickets are bought together". Does it mean the two connecting flights are operated by different airlines (and therefore the logistic of transferring the luggage will take much longer)? If I buy the two connecting flights tickets separately but from the same airline, can it be considered as "bought together". Thank you very much in advance.


    It is possible to join together two tickets bought from the same airline. But it can be difficult and the difficulty depends on the airline.


  • going from SEA to Narita Airport, Japan
    Nov 18, 2014
    I have a 1h 44min layover time coming from vancouver, Canada. Wll that be enough time to get to the boarding gate?


    I forgot to mention, I won't have any checked baggage, only carry-on.


    Yes that should be plenty of time. You will preclear US immigration and customs in Vancouver .


  • 57 minutes connection time enough?
    Nov 8, 2014
    I am flying from Miami to SFO to SEA to YYC Calgary, in the leg of SEA to YYC, (all on Alaska Airlines) there's only 57 minutes for connection, will there be enough time? On the booking site, it says there's often 30 min. delay from SFO to SEA! Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. Note that your MIA-SFO flight will be operated by American Airlines.


    Thank you, and yes you're correct, thanks again.


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