SEA Terminal Connections | iFlyer Forum

Seattle Tacoma (SEA) Airport

SEA Forum Home

Got a tip about SEA airport? You've come to the right place for help on getting to, through, and between Seattle Tacoma airport . Share your experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

Discussion Topics
Last Post

  • 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.


  • SAN--> SEA --> YYJ
    Nov 4, 2014
    I am travelling from san Diego to victoria, stopping over at seattle. It was all bought on one ticket. I am flying alaska airlines so all I will have to do at seattle is simply walk to my departure gate? On the way home I am flying from YYJ to SAN with a stop over in seattle. The flight numbers are alaska 2387 and alaska 484…so i will have to go through immigration, collect bags, go through customs and re check bag…but where do i re-check it? It is a ticket bought together straight from YYJ to SAN. Thanks!


    oh i forgot to mention, i have a 3.5 hour stop over in seattle on the way there and the way back. Is this long enough?


    Oh and since my ticket was booked together that means I don't need to re-check in at Seattle on the way home right?


    On your way to Victoria you only have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Seattle. You will go through Canadian Immigration in Victoria. On your way to San Diego, you will have to 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 to your departure gate to San Diego.


  • Customs check on layover to NRT
    Nov 3, 2014
    Hi. I am travelling Delta Air from Vancouver to Japan with a stopover in Seattle. Does anyone know if I have to go through customs on my way to connection in Seattle


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Vancouver. Your arrival into Seattle will be like a domestic flight.


  • Shanghai to Minneapolis
    Nov 2, 2014
    I have a 2.5 hour layover in seattle flying from PVG to MSP on Delta. Is 2.5 hours enough time to transfer? All flights on one ticket. Thanks


    Yes, that is enough time.


  • 1 hour layover
    Oct 31, 2014
    We will be flying from new york to vancouver with a 1 hour layover in seattle. Is that enough time? All our tickets have been purchased together. Don't know if it makes a difference but we are both dutch citizens, so no us or canadian passport.


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, assuming you purchased a single reservation. You will go through Canadian immigration and customs when you get to Vancouver.


  • transfer to Calgary (Delta -> Alaska operated by Horizon)
    Oct 28, 2014
    Hi. I will transfer from DL0198 to AS2118(operated by Horizon air). Should I re-check my baggage? And, how can I know the terminals and gates in advance?


    You will arrive in the S Satellite, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. Then you will re-check your bags at the transfer desk, assuming you bought both of your tickets together and your bags are tagged through to YYC. Then you will go through security and take the underground train to concourse C or the N Satellite where your flight to Calgary will depart.


  • transfer flight from Anchorage, AK to Asiana Airlines
    Oct 18, 2014
    Will be arriving on Oct. 26 at 2 a.m. via Alaska Air from Anchorage, Alaska. From baggage claim area, how can we proceed to International Departure? My son will be taking Asiana Airline & I will be taking Korean Airlines. Thank you for your assistance


    Alaska airlines has interline agreements with both those airlines, so you can ask the Alaska agent in Anchorage if they can check your bag through to your destination. If he or she can, then all you will have to do in SFO is to get your boarding passes and go to your departure gate. If you cannot, you will arrive in the same terminal as your departure (the international terminal, so you will just have to go upstairs to check your bags).


  • LHE to DXB to SEA to YEG
    Oct 18, 2014
    I will be arriving from DXB, Emirates airlines to SEA and then connecting to YEG with Alaska airline. and i have 2 hr 40 min. do i need to recheck in my baggage and will i be able to do it in time. thanks.


    Yes, you will have to claim your baggage to go through US Customs and then re-check it (at the re-check desk if your bags are tagged through to YEG, at the check-in counter if they are not). You should have enough time.


    Thank you for the swift reply. I have 1 eTicket from start to destination. I will arrive at terminal 3 by Emirates. Where are the re-check and check-in counters and where i need to go to catch AS2584 flight for YEG.


    Seattle doesn't have a terminal 3. You will arrive in the S Satellite where you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. Then the re-check desk is right after that. Then you will go through security and take the underground trains to the C, D, or N concourse for your Alaska Airlines flight.


  • How to get to main terminal from bagage claim
    Oct 13, 2014
    We will arrive at SeaTac next week on AS at 1:40PM and then will need to claim luggage at baggage claim. We will then need to get to the main terminal to check in with Icelandair for a 4:30PM international flight. I would sure appreciate specific information on how to get from baggage claim to the Icelandair counter which I assume is in the main terminal? Is there an elevator we can use for this process? Are the floors clearly marked? We are from a small rural town and large airports make us very nervous. Thanks for any help.


    The Domestic baggage claims and All Check-In Counters are in the same building. Yes, there will be an elevator between floors.


  • D concourse to S Satellite
    Oct 7, 2014
    Hi, What is the fastest way to get from Concourse D (Gate 10) to S Satellite (Gate S 12). Time between flights around 3 hrs. Baggage checked and tagged straight to my international destination. Thank you!


    Just follow the signs to the underground train.


    Oct 4, 2014
    Hi! I am arriving from KEF(Icelandair) at Satellite S at 17:45pm, my connection flight to SAN (Alaska Airline) takes off at 19:55pm in Concourse C. Is it enough time to get there? (2hr 10 min). After clearing Immigration and Customs do I need to pick up my luggage and re-check it? If yes, where? (Does one pics up the luggage at S Satellite or elsewhere?) I understand once I re-check my luggage with Alaska I need to go through TSA check point again before boarding my plane to San Diego, correct? Any advise/reply will be highly appreciated.Thank you!


    Yes, after Immigration, you will claim your bags and go through customs. You will still be in the s-satellite. If your bags aren't tagged through to SAN because you bought separate tickets you will have to then put your bag on a conveyer to go to the main terminal and ride a train to the main terminal to take it to the Alaska Airlines check-in counter. If it is tagged through to SAN you can re-check it in the S Satellite. Then you will go through security and take a train to your departure concourse. If your bags are tagged through to SAN it will be possible to make your connection but if they are not it will be very difficult to make your connection.


    Thank you for the answer. I purchased one round trip ticket Icelandair Alaska so I hope my bag is going to be tagged to SAN...fingers crossed :)


  • connection time emirates between delta flights
    Sep 25, 2014
    what is the minimum time required to change over to a delta flight from an emirates flight and vice versa. my route is DXB-SEA-SLC-SEA-DXB


    purchased on a single ticket it would be 90 minutes to SLC and 60 minutes on the way to Dubai. If you are purchasing separate tickets, add another hour to that.


Google Plus One