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  • Transiting through SEATAC
    Apr 8, 2015
    I am planning to go from Vancouver to Dubai by AirCanada/Alaska from YVR to SEA and SEA to DXB through Emirates. The connection time between the flights is around 1.30 hrs. Is it sufficient time ?


    Are you flying Air Canada or Alaska? They're two separate airlines who are not partners. Did you purchase your tickets together or separately? Will you have checked bags?


    Thanks for the reply. No I have not purchased my ticket. What is the difference if I take Alaska vs Air Canada ? Yes, I will have checked in baggages? Do I need to collect my baggage and check in again ?


    If you purchase two separate tickets you will need to claim your baggage in Seattle and re-check it with Emirates. You will need at least 2 hours, preferably 2.5 for your transfer if you do this.


    Thanks for your reply. I am planning to buy a single ticket through Emirates site. If I have a single ticket is it sufficient time ? Do I need to check in my baggage again in SEA, even if I have a single ticket? Also, is there any difference between taking Alaska vs Air Canada from YVR? PS: I am not a US or Canadian citizen.


    If you buy a single ticket 1 hour should be enough. You will not have to claim your baggage in Seattle. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. You may also need a US Transit Visa, depending on your citizenship.


    Thanks for your reply. Any difference taking a Air Canada vs Alaska flight ?


    Also, How much transit time is required while coming back from Dubai?


    The Air Canada gates (in concourse A) are closer to where you will depart on Emirates (in the S satellite).


    Also, coming back from Dubai you need at least 90 mins, preferably closer to 2 hours.


    Thanks for your reply Any pointers on efficiently transiting through SEA ? This is my first time through SEA and having a 1 hour transit time is making me worried.


    The S concourse is connected to the other concourses by an underground train, just follow the signs that show S.


    Thanks. Does all Emirates flight go from the S ?


    Yes, they just have the one daily flight from Seattle and it departs from S.


  • Delta SLC - SEA - AMS - CPT
    Apr 8, 2015
    Hi! I'm a US citizen looking at a 1 hr 38 min layover in SEA before continuing to AMS and then CPT. Will that be enough time to make the connection?


    Yes, that is plenty of time. All you have to do in SEA is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, assuming all tickets were purchased on one reservation.


  • Making Connections
    Apr 7, 2015
    Similar to the other questions here, I'll be flying with Delta and have a connecting flight in SEA. I'll be coming from DTW and headed to HND, with a 30 minute layover. I will only have carry-on luggage. Is this enough time? Would you know which terminals I'd be arriving and departing from?


    Both gates will be in the S satellite and all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, but it obviously leaves no time to spare in case of a delay on your DTW-SEA flight.


  • Time Through Customs
    Apr 6, 2015
    I'm a US citizen looking at a flight that gets me in to SeaTac from London at 3:23 PM, with a connecting flight on Delta to Salt Lake at 4:35. That gives me an hour and twelve minutes to get through customs and to my gate. I feel like this is just cutting it too close, but I have no familiarity with SeaTac, is it?


    You will land at terminal S, collect your luggage and thru customs. 30-60 min. The new self service kiosks take about half that. You then have to go through screening again to get the next flight. I would suggest a later flight as you will cutting it very close


  • Delta PHX to SEA to Seoul (ICN)
    Apr 6, 2015
    Hi, I'm flying to Seattle from Phoenix, arriving in Seattle at 10:25 am with a connecting flight leaving at 11:20 am to Seoul. Tickets are booked with Delta all the way through. Will 55 minutes be enough time to make my connecting flight? DL1794, DL199


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Both should be in the S Satellite.


  • SEA to SLC
    Apr 5, 2015
    Hi, i'm trying to book a flight from HND to SLC, and i found one with a connecting flight from SEA. Will a 1hr45min connection be enough to make it for my flight from SEA to SLC?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • arrival from MSP at 7p leaving HND at 7:37p
    Apr 1, 2015
    Any experience with Delta scheduled to arrive from MSP at 7pm and trying to catch Delta to HND at 7:37p. Looks like DL 2253 has been delayed by min 10-15 mins every day this week (even on days when flights left on time). Any feedback would be much appreciated.


    All you will have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in the S concourse. so all you really need is 10 minutes. However, yeah, if the flight is late you'll be stuck in Seattle overnight.


  • International to Domestic connection time
    Apr 1, 2015
    I will be arriving at 11:35 at Seattle airport from China with a connecting flight on Alaska airline departing at 1400 to DEN. Will this give me enough time to make this connection?


    Yes, this should be plenty of time if tickets were purchased together and enough time, if tickets were purchased separately.


  • Confused by AS baggage policy
    Mar 30, 2015
    AS phone agent said it is possible to thru check my baggage from YVR to SFO but the web policy does not agree. I have separate bookings travelling AS 2033 YVR - SEA and then AS 308 SEA - SFO Thu 7 May. Connection time 75mins. Do you know if bags are transhipped and if not is 75mins enough time to collect bags and recheck.


    Since both flights are on AS the agent in Vancouver should be able to handle joining the two bookings and checking your bags through to SFO. Even if they are not, 75 mins is probably sufficient time to claim and re-check your bags.


    Thanks ZAP.


  • Enough time to make my connection
    Mar 29, 2015
    I have a UK passport and will be arriving on a BA flight from LHR on 11 Sept at 17.05. I have an Alaskan flight for Portland departing at 19.00. Will I have enough time to make this flight - and what is the best way to transfer between the arrival and departure terminal. Will I have to collect my luggage and check in again with Alaskan? Many thanks for your help.


    You will arrive in the S satellite, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. Then if your bags are tagged through to Portland you can re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and take the underground trains to your departure gate in the C, D, or N concourse.


    Many thanks for that reply. Do you think I will have enough time to make the connections bearing in mind it is international transferring to domestic?


    Yes, if you purchased your tickets together that is enough time.


  • Domestic transfer to international
    Mar 27, 2015
    My domestic flight (Southwest airline) arrive in Tacoma airport on 10:30am. My next international flight (Korean airline) departing on 2:15pm. I need to claim the baggage and check the baggage for my international flight. Do I have enough time????


    Yes, that should be enough time. Everything is in the same Terminal building so after you claim your bags you'll just have to find your way to the Korean check-in desk.


  • short transfer time in SEA to amsterdam flight
    Mar 19, 2015
    Hi - I am flying SMF to SEA, then on to Amsterdam. Time in Seattle has just been shortened to 43 minutes. It makes me a little nervous. Any advice/comment? Thanks so much.


    That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. both flights should be in the S Satellite.


  • 30 minute connection- is it possible?
    Mar 19, 2015
    I will be arriving from SFO with a 30 minute connection at SEA to HND. I talked to a DeltaAssist rep on Twitter and she said it would be enough time. I see that traditionally the flight arrives to gate S4 and the next flight departs from S8. Community- what do you think? Is this doable? Would it be unwise to check a bag? Thank you!


    Yes, that would be enough time if the first flight is on-time.


  • Is this possible or will we have trouble
    Mar 16, 2015
    We fly from Portland at 11.45am arrive Seattle at 12.35. Leave Seattle at 13.42 to Amsterdam is this going to be possible to do we have booked all tickets together so bags should just transfer we are a part of 6 with an elderly passenger and we have asked for passenger assistance so we get him through as he will b eon a mobility scooter any advice will be great thank you


  • connection layover times
    Mar 16, 2015
    Hi this is our Itinerary the question is it is possible to do this we are a party of 6 Delta Air Lines DL4676 Portland International Airport [PDX] Seattle Airport [SEA] 12/08/2015 11:45 12/08/2015 12:35 Delta Air Lines DL142 Seattle Airport [SEA] Amsterdam Airport [AMS] 12/08/2015 13:42 13/08/2015 08:35


    That should be enough time if your flight from Portland is on-time.


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