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  • Internation-domestic 90 minute connection?
    Mar 1, 2015
    Hi, I've booked a connecting ticket together through a travel agent from Taipei (eva air) to seattle and then have 90 minutes to clear customs, (pick up bags or are they transferred through to the next flight?) and take a domestic flight to Alaska on airliner. This is all around 730 pm. Sound impossible?


    If you purchased your tickets together and your bags are tagged through to your final destination, then you can re-check your bags at the transfer desk after clearing customs in the S Satellite, then go through security and take the underground trains to your departure gate. you should have enough time.


    Thx zap! The tickets were purchased together, but because its international going to domestic and different airlines, would they tag our bags through to the final destination?


    They tag your bags to your final destination but you will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs then re-check at the transfer desk afterwards.


  • SFO-SEA then SEA-NRT (Narita)-Singapore (1 hr 7 min layover)
    Feb 27, 2015
    Both SFO-SEA (arriving 11:35 AM) and SEA-NRT (departing 12:42 PM) flights are with Delta. Do we have enough time to make it to the international flight? I suppose we can check through (SEA-NRT-SG) our luggage at SFO, right? Many thanks!


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. All you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should not have to touch your baggage again until you get to Singapore.


  • flying from Heathrow with connection to Las Vegae
    Feb 27, 2015
    I am flying from Heathrow to Seattle and have a connecting flight to Las Vegas, I will have to reclaim my luggage and go through customs, I have 2hours 15 min to do the above and get to the connecting flight (with a different carrier) will \I have enough time? The flight arrives at Seattle 11 March 16.26. Also will I need to queue again with my luggage to check in for my Las Vegas flight?


    Did you purchase your tickets together or separately? What airlines are you flying?


    They were purchased separately through a travel agent who has already told me that I will have to collect my luggage and go through customs. I fly to Seattle with Delta Airlines and then onto Las Vegas with Delta Airlines


    You should have enough time. You should either be able to get your bags tagged to LAS in London (bring your SEA-LAS confirmation with you) or get your bags retagged to LAS at the Delta transfer desk after you exit customs so that you don't have to go to the main terminal to re-check your bag. You should have enough time.


    Many thanks for the useful information,I will try and get the bags tagged in London. Thanks again


  • Arriving JetBlue flight 597 connecting to Alaska #2482 to Bellingham
    Mar 14, 2015
    I arrive by JetBlue at 12:07p and need to connect with Alaska #2482 @ 1:55p. Is that enough time to get to baggage claim and then to Alaska desk?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Friday JetBlue #597 was delayed departing Logan and arrived at Seattle at 1:17p. I'm taking same flight Monday and my Alaska flight leaves at 1:55 from C2D, to BLI will I make it if my luggage is manually tagged thru?


  • Delta-Alaska Air connection
    Feb 24, 2015
    We have a 50 minute connection from Delta (MSP-SEA) to Alaska Air (SEA-SIT)in June. I received a notice that it may not be enough time. Is it?


    That should be enough time if both tickets were purchased together. You will just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, using the underground train.


    Thanks! We actually purchased the tickets through Orbitz - who put us on a later flight, but we are still showing a reservation on both the earlier and later flight on Guess I should call Delta to be sure.


  • Concerned about making my connection
    Feb 23, 2015
    My father's flight is HKG-->SEA, with 45 mins to connect for SEA--> YVR final destination. It's purchased under one ticket transaction through Delta. I want to know: 1) Will 45 mins be enough to go through US customer, re-claim baggage and go through security then departure gate. 2) Are there forms my father will have to fill out of just a brief encounter with the immigration officer at the custom gates? He doesn't speak English very well so I'm just concerned about the connection time and want to ask if there's anything I can prepare for him to make the transfer smoother. Thanks!


    No, 45 minutes is not enough. He needs at least 90 minutes.


  • Timing between connections?
    Feb 22, 2015
    I'm flying into Seattle from Vancouver, B.C. on an ticket purchased by aeorplan and need to connect to another separate purchased flight for Denver within 45 minutes. Am I forced to go to the counter to check in to the second flight or can I just go to the gate? I'm concerned about timing between flights.


    If you do not have checked baggage and you check-in online for your flight to Denver, you can go straight to your departure gate. However, there's very little time to spare in case there are any delays.


  • baggage and customs
    Feb 19, 2015
    I am flying to heathrow from boise via Seattle. Boise to seattle is one Alaskan airlines a d seattle to heathrow is one delta. The flights were booked together. What terminals do they arrive and depart from? Will I need to check out my baggage and check it in in again? Many thanks


    Seattle only has one terminal. Your flight from Boise will arrive at concourse C, D, or N. You will depart to London from the S Satellite. No you will not have to claim your luggage in Seattle. You will just take the Underground train to the S Satellite.


    Feb 16, 2015
    Im traveling from Bogota, Colombia to FLL with avianca and then FLL to SEA and the SEA to YVR with Alaska. Do I have to go through customs in FLL and in SEA as well, or just in FLL? Im a Canadian Citizen...


    I only have a 20 minutes connection from Seattle to Vancouver, is that enough time? What happens if i miss my flight?


    You will only go through US Customs in FLL. 20 minutes is enough time if your flight in is on-time.


  • Flying to Amsterdam through Seattle
    Feb 13, 2015
    Flying to Amsterdam through Seattle from Vancouver. YVR - SEA is on Alaskan, SEA to AMS is Delta, booking as 1 trip on Expedia. Wondering what the procedure in Seattle will be? Will I need to go through U.S. customs and recheck my bags? I have 1h 51m, is this enough time?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Vancouver. All you need to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will have to take one or more of the underground trains to get to your departure gate which will be in the S Satellite.


    Thanks for the quick response! Do you reckon 1hr 51m is enough time for this? Alternatively I could opt for a 4 hour delay in SEA. Thoughts? Thank you!


    Yes, 1 hr 51 mins should be plenty of time.


  • YYJ - SEA - LAS
    Feb 9, 2015
    I'm a mexican citizen living in Victoria, Canada (with visa). I will be travelling from Victoria to Las vegas on April 30. I arrive in Seattle at 6:30am and flight leaves at 7:48am. I will only have a carry-on (no checked luggage). Is this enough time to go through immigration?


    That should be barely enough time. You'll have to hurry.


  • SFO - SEA - PEK, two different airlines
    Feb 8, 2015
    I'm flying SFO - SEA on Alaska 303, arriving in SEA terminal N. The connecting flight is Hainan 496, leaving SEA terminal S. Hainan airline doesn't offer online checkin. So my questions are 1) Do I have to leave the secure area in order to check in with Hainan at their main ticket counter? 2) Do I need to pick up checked luggage and transfer it? 3) Is the 1 h 40 m layout time sufficient? Thanks a lot for you help.


    Yes, if you purchased two separate tickets you will have to leave the secure area, collect your baggage, take it to Hainan and re-check it. I don't 1 hr 40 minutes is somewhat difficult. You will have to check your bags with Hainan at least 45 minutes before your flight. So you will have 55 minutes to get to the main terminal and get your bags and to the Hainan counter, assuming Alaska flight is on-time.


  • Connecting flight
    Feb 6, 2015
    Hi, I will be flying from Ho Chi Minh City to Denver and layover at Seattle for 11 hours. Do i need to re-check my bags and go through security again?


    You will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs, then if your bags are tagged through to Denver, you can re-check them at the transfer desk in Concourse S.


  • PEK to SFO via SEA
    Feb 5, 2015
    I have a flight coming up with Delta from beijing to San Francisco connecting through Seattle. My Chinese travel agent is afraid that 1 hour 44 minutes is insufficient to make the connection. It seems like a lot of time to me. Anyone else have experience about the connection time needed from an intl flight?


    That should be enough time. Everything in Seattle is self-contained in the S Satellite. There you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, and go through security and then be right by your departure gate to San Francisco.


    Thanks for that. Expedia and Travelocity offer the same flight schedule and usually those flights would "pop" if the transfer time were below the industry standards. Hopefully it is a slow day at passport control and customs.


  • HKG to YVR via SEA
    Feb 3, 2015
    Hi, I have a question regarding custom procedure for a connecting flight. I will be travelling from Hong Kong to Vancover via Seattle as a round trip (bought trip as one ticket) operated by Delta. I have the following questions: 1. will I have to claim my check-in bags at SEA, go through custom and recheck my bags before doing the SEA to YVR part of the trip? 2. For the return trip of YVR > SEA > HKG will I have to do the same or my check-in bags will actually go straight to HKG? I am thinking I don't have to do the recheck-in since YVR have preclearance? Thanks for your great help in advance


    Yes, on your way to Vancouver in Seattle you will arrive in the S Satellite, 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. You will go through Canadian immigration and customs when you get to Vancouver. On your return trip you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you will have to do in Seattle on that trip is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thanks for the validation :)


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