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    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


  • Amsterdam to seattle
    May 9, 2014
    Hey I am flying from Amsterdam to seattle, and want to fly futher to pasco, wa with Alaska Airlines. How much time do i need to transfer?


    If you are purchasing tickets separately I would try to leave 2.5 hours, but if you are purchasing them together than 90 minutes is probably enough time.


    May 7, 2014
    I have an inbound flight with Delta from beijing to spokane wa via Seattle. Is 1 hr 30 mins layover going to be enough time to make my connecting flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will clear immigration in the S satellite. However, as Delta does not fly from Seattle to Spokane, your flight to Spokane is likely operated by Alaska Airlines. As such after clearing immigration you will have to take an underground train to your departure concourse.


  • 2hr connection
    May 17, 2014
    I will arrive SEA by ANA and transfer to Southwest for Denver on a Sunday. Is 2 hr transfer time enough?


    It will be very difficult as SEA immigration has become quite crowded and you will have to take your bag to the main terminal to re-check it with Southwest as Southwest does not have interline baggage agreements.


    Thanks. What about 3 hrs, which I have another choice, but cost another $200 more per ticket.


    3 hrs should work. Have you looked at flights on United? If you book a United flight you can just drop your bag at re-check since ANA and United are both in Star Alliance. Alaska and Frontier also fly from SEA to DEN.


    Hi Zap, thanks for helping out. My finalized trip is as follow: arr by ANA at 1115 hrs and have 2 option to Tulsa. 1410 hrs flight to Tulsa (same plane) or 1505 hrs flight to Tulsa (change plane), boy Southwest. 1505 hrs give ample time for any delay by ANA while the 1410 hrs is same plane service to tulsa. Which flight will you recommend?


    Either one should work. Sorry I didn't see your question earlier.


    Thanks Zap. I have booked the 1410 flight and pack all into a hand carry bag. So no check in luggage. Can you advice me the direction after disembarking the plane from Narita?


  • Connection from YVR in Seattle to SNA
    Apr 30, 2014
    Our family of four are heading back from a Disney Cruise from Vancouver to Seattle then to San Diego. Looking at reservations and some are showing a 45min window from one plane to another. Is this enough time to get through customs using the kiosk and make the flight? Any info would be helpful.


    Forgot to mention that we are looking at United flights.


    I need a little clarification - where are you flying from and to? United does not fly from Seattle to either vancouver or San Diego. If you are flying from Vancouver to Seattle you will pre-clear US Immigration in Vancouver and not have to do immigration in Seattle.


    The flight from Vancouver to Seattle is on an Air Canada Jazz turboprop plane. It is a code share between United and Air Canada.


    OK, and who is flying your flight to San Diego?


  • connecting from emirates to air canada vancouver
    Apr 25, 2014
    Hi, I have a 1.5 hrs stopover in Seattle arriving from Dubai on Emirates and connecting to Vancouver, Canada on Air Canada. Do I have to clear customs and retrieve my baggage and do I have enough time to make my connection?


    Yes, you will have to clear US Immigration, claim your baggage, and go through US Customs. Then if your bags are tagged through to YVR you should be able to immediately re-check. However, if they're not you'll have to put them on a conveyor to be transferred to the main terminal where you will have to claim them again and take them to the Air Canada ticket counter to be checked. If you have to do that you'll have a tough time making your connection.


    Thank you Zap, do I have to go through security again as well? Also are the terminals close together and if not, how long does it take to get from terminal to terminal?


    Yes, you'll have to go through security again. There is a train between satellites/concourses. It should take 10-15 minutes.


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