Seattle Tacoma (SEA) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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How long it takes to go from A gates A11 to C gates C 11------thank you
10 to 15 minutes at most.
Thank you so much
I am flying Delta from LAX to Seattle then connecting to Vancouver. I only have max. 35 mins. layover. If arrival in Sea Tac is at Concourse A, say Gate 13 and departure to YVR is at Gate S10, will I have time to connect? Can you tell me how to go from Concourse A to S?
Thanks!
A is connected to S by an underground train inside security. You have enough time if the flight from LAX is on-time.
Thank you so much! The outbound from LAX is an early flight so I hope it takes off in time.
Hello everyone,

I am flying from Vancouver to London via Delta connecting from Seattle also via Delta. My anxiety is that I only have 1 hour and 5 mins layover between SEA and London. I have a Global Entry program so plan on using it when arriving at SEA from YVR. Do I have to claim luggage and go through security while in SEA?
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Thank you very much for your help! =)
I will travel from Taiwan and arrive at Seattle airport ,then connect to Minneapolis by Alaska airline. After the custom and luggages check ,how do I recheck the baggages ? Thank you.
If everything is on the same reservation and your bags are tagged to MSP you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk right after clearing customs.
Hoping someone has an answer for me. We are flying from Anchorage to Seattle landing in the N terminal at 4:48am and our connection is a flight leaving terminal A for Toronto Canada at 6:30am. These two flights are not on the same reservation but we also are just planning on carry-on luggage. Are we ok or did we not leave enough time?
N and A are concourses, not Terminals. With carry ons only you should have enough time. Try to check-in online for your Air Canada flight.
Thanks for the quick response. So I am assuming that we don't have to leave secure area and re-enter, go through security again then. Also, if you know, does the train run regularly and is it pretty quick? Having never been to SEA I have no concept of the size of the airport.
Smaller airport - with your connection times you should have plenty of time.
Thanks Sirius.
Hi there

We're UK citizens (who have all the necessary ESTA/Canadian visas). We're flying from Vancouver to Hawaii with a 75 minute connection in Seattle (all flights on a single Delta booking). Will we have to collect and recheck luggage in Seattle and should there be sufficient time to make our connection?
You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Great, thanks so much for your help!
one is from calgary to seoul but i will stop over in seattle(connecting flight)
on this route should i pick up my luggage to go us custom in seattle?(should means i exit and reenter?)

the other one is from seoul to calgary also stop over in seattle
and also same question, should i pick up my luggage to go us custom in seattle? and also exit and reenter?

thank you
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary on the way to Seoul. That way all you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate if both flights are on the same reservation. On the way back you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, and go through security in Seattle.
Thank you ZAP, so when its seoul-seattle-calgary flight I should exit and pick up my luggage and re check my luggage and go through custom again?
You will go through all of those processes in a facility in the basement of the S Satellite. You don't technically have to "exit".
Just curious, why is the returning different when both flights are international and connecting to same airport? And what do you mean by "same reservation" exactly? Like booked all the flights together or same airline for convenient gate entries and exits? I also have a similar itinerary as question posted above. Thanks so much, ZAP.
I'm traveling from Victoria to Salt Lake City with a stop in Seattle, do I need to re-check my bags in Seattle? Flight is on Delta all on one reservation. Thanks!
Yes, in Seattle you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate.
I am flying from Vancouver, Canada to Taipei, Taiwan via SEA.
Do I have to pick up my baggage and check them in again?
No you do not if both flights are on the same reservation, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver.
Thanks!!you are so helpful!
I'll travel from Hong Kong to Pittsburg via Delta in early Aug morning 823am and transit in Seattle airport. However, I only got around one and half hour to catch up my connections. Is it possible to do so if they are on the same ticket cuz it is nearly impossible for me to reschedule the flight? Any quicker way to pass through the custom?
That is just enough time if everything is on the same reservation.
Thank you Zap. How long will cleaning US immigration and custom takes?
Between 30 and 60 minutes. As I said, you have just enough time.