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  • Victoria to Seattle/Seattle to Salt Lake
    Apr 21, 2016
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    My daughter is flying from Victoria to Seattle and then continuing on to Salt Lake. She is arriving at S gate and departing out of B gate. Will she have to claim her bags and go through customs or will she just have to get to B gate and wait for her connecting flight. Both flights are with Delta.

     

    Yes, since Victoria doesn't have preclearance in Seattle she will have to go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, re-check her bags at the re-check desk, go through security and take the underground train to her departure gate.

     

  • YVR-SEA-AMS-HEL
    Apr 21, 2016
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    I have booked the above itinerary in one booking. YVR-SEA operated by AS, SEA-AMS by DL. Do I have to pick up and re-check baggage at SEA?

     

    No, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver and there is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • What to do when arriving SEA
    Apr 21, 2016
    1
    I will fly from Hong Kong to Seattle airport, then will transfer to LAX with Delta Air. Do I need to go through US Custom? If I do, how can I go to the domestic gate?

     

    Yes, in Seattle you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • SJC/SEA/YYJ
    Apr 20, 2016
    2
    Changing planes in Seattle on Delta arriving from SJC, final destination Victoria. Delta agent told me I have to go through customs in Seattle - with a 40 minute layover that doesn't seem doable. Questions: customs in Seattle or Victoria??

     

    The agent is an idiot. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Seattle. You will go through Canadian Immigration and customs in Victoria.

     

    Thank you! My stress level just went back to 0. Now I get to call Delta and happily tell them the agent I spoke with is an idiot :-)

     

  • Delta Connection
    Apr 20, 2016
    1
    I have a 32 minute connection in Seattle flying from MSP connecting on a flight to Fairbanks. Is this doable?

     

    Yes, it is possible but obviously leaves no time to spare if the flight from MSP is delayed.

     

  • connecting flights onthe same airline
    Apr 19, 2016
    1
    If I am flying Alaska Airlines to Seattle with an hour and a half layover to connect with another Alaska flight to Missoula do I need to recheck baggage etc?

     

    As long as your first flight is also within the US, then you don't have to do anything with your bags in Seattle. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • LAX to SEA to AMS
    Apr 19, 2016
    1
    Is 54 minutes layover in SEA enough time for US citizen from LAX to SEA to AMS?

     

    Yes, if all tickets are on the same reservation then all you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US.

     

  • Layover in SEA
    Apr 19, 2016
    1
    I am flying from YYJ to SNA with a layover in SEA for 1 hour and 20 minutes. We are flying with Delta. My boyfriend and I are both flying with checked bags. Will this be enough time? Will we clear US Customs/Immigration in SEA on our layover, or at our final destination in SNA airport? I am very nervous as this is my first time flying without a parent, I am nervous about missing a step or messing up the flight somehow. Thank you!

     

    In Seattle you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. 80 minutes is below the recommended international to domestic connection time in Seattle. It's not impossible but is difficult.

     

  • Customs in SEA
    Apr 18, 2016
    1
    Thank you for answering my earlier question (re: LHR to YVR via SEA). I will be trying to change to a SEA layover of 3+ hours. New question: As a Canadian arriving from the UK and just passing through SEA to return to Canada, am I eligible to use the CPB automated passport kiosks to help spped things up? I have tried to search online for this answer but remain unclear as to whether the kiosk can be used for just-passing-through arrivals from countries other than Canada.

     

    Canadians passport holders can always use the kiosks, regardless of they are visiting or transiting through the US.

     

  • Dubai-Seattle-San Francisco
    Apr 18, 2016
    1
    I am travelling with 2 kids from Dubai to Seattle(Emirates) and have to board a flight at Seattle for San Francisco(Alaskan Airlines) within 2 hrs. I need to clear Immigration and Customs too. Let me know which terminal does Emirate land in, where do I need to go to clear customs and immigration and how do I reach the gate to board Alaskan Airlines. I am planning to do a through check-in for my baggages but I still need to clear customs and hand them over again.

     

    Seattle only has one terminal. The flight from Dubai will arrive in the S Satellite. If both tickets are purchased on the same reservation, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags and go through security all on the lower level of the S Satellite, then you will take the underground trains to your Alaska gate in the C, D, or N concourse.

     

  • From Domestic Flight to International Flight
    Apr 18, 2016
    1
    We (5 people) will travel from Denver to Seattle by Alaskan Air (arrive at 09.50 am) then we have a connecting flight from Seattle to Seoul by Korean Air (depart at 14.15pm). Will the time be enough for us to take our luggage from conveyor then heading to the international terminal then do all the procedures again (check in, immigration, etc). Kindly advise. Thank you.

     

    There is no Immigration when leaving the US. If all tickets are on the same reservation all you have to do in Seattle on your way to Korea is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.

     

  • SFO-SEA-LHR
    Apr 17, 2016
    1
    This is all one ticket, I plan to not check baggage. Is 96 minutes enough time for this connection? Sounds like the SFO-SEA leg may not arrive at Terminal A, will that make a significant difference?

     

    Seattle only has one terminal. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time.

     

  • LHR to YVR via SEA (single ticket)
    Apr 17, 2016
    2
    Flight from LHR on Delta airlines, with 1 hour layover at SEA, then on to YVE on a Delta partner airline. Is that one hour enough to go through customs and make my YVR flight? Will I need to collect my checked bag at SEA and then re-check it in on the YVR flight after going through customs, or will it be transferred from the LHR flight to the YVR flight? Thanks!

     

    Sorry about the typo above ... YVE should say YVR.

     

    1 hour is not enough time for an International to International connection in Seattle. You need to contact whoever booked that ticket for you and have it changed to at least 2 hours.

     

  • Changing airlines with baggage
    Apr 16, 2016
    3
    flying from Honolulu with United -- have a 3 hour layover - is that enough time to get by bag - and recheck into SW airlines - not sure what terminals either of these airlines are in -- near or far?? ENOUGH TIME?

     

    United does not fly from Honolulu to Seattle non-stop. Please double check your reservation.

     

    correct -- there is a stop on this flight - i am still wondering if when i do reach SEATTLE is this enough time to collect my bag - and check into SW and get through security for my next flight in 3 hours?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. Seattle only has one terminal.

     

  • American Airlines (AA) to Delta connection HOW?
    Apr 15, 2016
    2
    My daughter's friend is coming to her wedding! She is flying on AA from Japan to DFW, where I assume she will go through customs. She then flies DFW to SEA on AA1349, arrival 12:40pm What does she need to do to connect to Delta flight 4795 (SEA to PSC) departing at 3:00 pm? Please tell me this is enough time? Her English is limited so we need to explain to her if/how to claim/recheck baggage, go through security again, etc. in advance - only we don't know any of it. Appreciate any help! Thanks.

     

    All she has to do is follow the signs to the baggage claim for her AA flight, claim her baggage, then take it up to the departure level and take it to the Delta check-in desk and then go through security and to her Delta gate. She will have to pay a checked bag fee with Delta.

     

    Will she have enough time to do all this?

     

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