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  • 40 min. layover doable?
    Jan 16, 2013
    I'm coming in from chicago into SEA via alaska airlines, and am going from SEA to juneau, ak still on ak airlines. do you think a 40 min. layover is a doable amount of time, seeing as it's still the same airline (i know in some airports some airlines are bundled into the same terminal, just different gates. is it like that in SEA?)


    Alaska uses Concourses C & C & Satellite North. I suggest you open then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


    thanks! i just looked. how long (if you know) would the shuttle take to get from c to satellite north, and visa versa? i'm not sure where i'll be arriving/departing just yet. seems doable so far if the shuttle doesn't take too long


  • 33 Mins Between S-Gates and C-Gates
    Jan 16, 2013
    Is a 33min connection time between domestic Delta flight at S-Gates and Alaska flight at C-Gates doable? Will have carry-on bags only and have been at SeaTac before. Alternative is 3+ hrs layover.


    Looks quite cumbersome: At SEA, on arrival at South Satellite and transferring to Concourse C, take first the STS train to the Main Terminal, cross over to the shuttle to the North Transit Station, and from there cross again to the train at the opposite side to take you to the end of Concourse C.


    Understand the aitport tram routing to get between gates. I'm asking if anyone knows the actual time it takes to get from S-gates to C-gates. Trams run pretty frequently, but not sure what the entire time is on them from S to C-gates.


  • 35 min connection. doable???
    Jan 5, 2013
    coming from chicago to seattle... seattle to juneau. normally arriving at main concourse and leaving out of N


    That depends on which airlines you take & if incoming flight in on time. SEA's North Satellite of the Main Terminal serves Air Canada (incl. regional), Alaska, SkyWest, United & United Express airlines; it has gates N1 to N16.


  • plane changes
    Jan 4, 2013
    do the individual airlines use the same terminals for arrivals and departures?


    In most airports they do. I suggest you open then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • try the seafood sampler with a pinot
    Dec 30, 2012
    great place


    Nice thought.


  • 60 min connect Delta to Alaska/Horizon
    Dec 2, 2012
    Is it doable? Also how frequent do shuttles between South and Main terminals run?


    Nov 28, 2012


    1. Make sure you go through U.S. Customs clearance at Vancouver Airport. 2. At SEA, you will arrive at Satellite North (N gates) and depart from Satellite South (S gates) 3. As Air Canada & Lufthansa are both members of the Star alliance, your bags will be automatically transferred to your Lufthansa flight. 4. To connect between the N gates and the S gates, take the train from South or North Satellite to the Main Terminal, then cross over and take the train on the opposite side, which is the shuttle that runs at post-security between the North & South stations.


  • Int'l to Domestic Flight Bag Transfer
    Nov 23, 2012
    Hello, I am arriving on an international flight from Dubai (Emirates) and have to go through immigration, pick up my bags, re-check the bags and transfer to a domestic Alaska airlines flight (Gate C/D). Would re-checking of the luggage take place at the South Satellite terminal or do I carry my bags to Gate C/D? Thank You.


    The South Satellite is the only one with immigration/ customs clearance facilities. If Emirates will transfer your bags to Alaska connecting flight (not all airlines do - check!) you would simply take the shuttle train to your connecting Alaska Airlines departure at North Satellite (or to either Concourses C or D, used now by SkyWest operating as Alaska Airlines). Check your ticket and overhead screens for your connecting gate. Note that Concourses & Satellites do not have a baggage check-in facility - meaning you would have to go to the Main terminal.


  • terminal A to terminal C
    Nov 7, 2012
    What is the best way to get from terminal A to terminal C?


    At SEA Airport, at Concourse A, opposite gate 4, two levels down, is the train to B, S & D gates, and a connector at D gtes leads to C gates (C1-20).


  • international arrivals
    Oct 23, 2012
    If i'm coming in on a domestic flight, but want to meet someone who is coming in on an international flight, where do I meet them?


    Find out which terminal your party arrives at and meet up in the Arrivals Hall near the information counter.


  • Alaska Airlines
    Oct 18, 2012
    Does anybody know which Concourse do most Alaska Airlines land? Or, more specifically, those coming from Anchorage? I have to write detail step-by-step instruction for a friend's mother what to do and where to go...


    Today's search for Anchorage flights via Alaska Air brought up gates C, D & N - C & D are Concourses, N is the North Satellite. (search:


  • connecting flights to FCA
    Oct 10, 2012
    I fly from SJC San Jose CA to SEA to catch a connecting flight to FCA Kalispell MT within 1 hour how to get to where I need to be. Thanks, Don.


    SEA Airport's terminal complex is quite extensive; without knowing the airline or Concourse /gate you arrive & depart from, I cannot give you detailed transfer instructions. However, an hour between flights should suffice. It is best for you to open, then click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS, and scroll down to the detailed text to find your airline, concourse or satellite and how to connect between them.


  • Concourse A to third level parking
    Sep 15, 2012
    How do you get from Concourse A to the parking garage to catch a taxi


    From Concourse A you need to get to the Main Terminal's ticketing level: The ticket counters 1 to 6 correspond to the skybridge numbers leading to the parking garage.


  • Light Rail
    Sep 6, 2012
    How do you get from the North Satellite to the light rail station


    At SEA, the Link Light Rail to the City departs from the new SeaTac/Airport Station, which is connected by a pedestrian covered walkway to Skybridge 6, located on the 4th floor of the Parking Garage, which connects to the main passenger terminal's ticketing level. Trains run every 7.5 minutes during rush hours and every 15 minutes thereafter, MonSat 5am-1am & Sun 6am-midnight.


  • From patriot 2 aa
    Sep 6, 2012
    Im flying into seatac on the patriot express. I have 3 hrs until my next flight to LA by AA. Trying to figure out exact routes and fastes way. Will be lugging 2 kids under 3


    1. I cannot tell you where the Patriot Express lands - it probably operates for one of the larger airlines. Your ticket should indicate location. 2. I doubt that they will forward your baggage t your AA flight connection - do contact them about that. If not transferring, you would need to get the bags and check them in with AA before proceeding to your AA flight (at Concourse A). I strongly suggest you open www.ifly/sea and click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS, giving you details of terminal layout and how to connect.


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