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  • Flying from Seattle to San Francisco
    Nov 22, 2015
    Hi! I am an Australian citizen and currently residing in Vancouver, BC. I am planning to drive to Seattle and take a plane from Seattle to get to San Francisco. I have an ESTA. Is this plan possible? Will I run into problems with customs and immigration at any of these airports?


    There should be no issue. You won't have to go through immigration or customs at the airports because your flight is domestic. You will go through US Immigration at the road border on your way to Seattle. You will just have to show your passport to go through security at the airport.


  • Premium line access
    Oct 30, 2015
    I am MVP and was denied access thru the premium line this is the only airport I have problems with on alaskaairlines web site it says I have priority access and I was denied this is an outrage it needs to be addressed


  • Enough time?
    Oct 27, 2015
    Arriving sea 13.11 with dl2044 from lax . . . Change to dl142 to ams etd 14.23. Doable? Which gates?


    You will arrive in A or S and depart from S. All gates in Seattle are connected inside security. You should have enough time if your flight from LAX is on-time.


    Oct 19, 2015
    I am arriving from Vancouver on Air Canada at 12:16 on 21st Oct. I have a connecting flight to Frankfurt at 13:40 same day. Do I have to go through immigration, do I have to collect my bag, do I have enough time to transfer, what terminal do I depart from?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do is take the underground train from your arrival gate in Concourse A to your departure gate in the S Satellite. You do not have to go through security.


    Jan 10, 2015
    I am a canadian travelling alaska from hawaii to canada via seattle. Is 40 min enough connection time? Will i need to collect my luggage? Tnx!


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. All you have to do in Seattle is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If your flight is late and you miss your connection Alaska has very frequent flights from Seattle to Vancouver.


  • What to do in layover time
    Dec 10, 2014
    Hi, I have 5hour layover at SEA before i take emirates to dubai. I will be fying from SLC in Alaska airlines. What is the best way I can spend my time. Can i leave the airport after checking my baggage and go sight seeing at seattle for about 3 hours.


    The Emirates check-in counter will probably not open until about 3 hours before your flight, so you will not be able to check your bags when you arrive. It takes 45 minutes each way to get from the airport to any sights you would want to see, so you would have very little time to see anything.


    Thanks ZAP. That was useful.


  • Underground tram
    Nov 5, 2014
    I am very claustrophobic and will be flying from NY to Seattle in January. I see that I may need to use an underground tram to get to main terminal. Are there any other options? Thank you.


    There are no other options if you arrive in the S or N Satellite. You'll have to suck it up and deal with it if you arrive at one of those concourses. Your only way to avoid it is to fly an airline that does not use those concourses, the airlines that don't use N or S are American, JetBlue, Southwest, Sun Country, United, US Airways, and Virgin America. All of those would at least offer a single connection itinerary between NY and Seattle and American, JetBlue and United offer non-stops.


    Thanks very much. I tried to find a phone number for the airport related to "medical" or "disability" but no luck. I will check out the airlines you suggest.


  • arriving via Alaska Air to Korean Air Departure Area to Philippines
    Oct 28, 2014
    I will be arriving on Oct. 31, 5 a.m. and I will be leaving at 2 p.m. via Korean Airlines. Can you help me how to proceed to Departure Area, Korean Air. Many thankx


  • transfer from Alaska Air to Korean Airlines Departure area
    Oct 28, 2014
    Good day. I will be arriving from Anchorage, AK via Alaska Air on Nov. 2 5 a.m. and I have flight via Korean Air on Nov. 2 12:p.m. Can you help me to locate Korean Air departure area. Thanx


    The Korean flight will leave from the S Satellite. You will arrive at the C or D concourse or N Satellite. If you purchased separate tickets and have checked baggage you will have to go to the main terminal to claim your bags and then take them to the Korean check-in counter.


  • arriving from Alaska Air transfer to Asiana Air departure
    Oct 28, 2014
    I will be arriving on Oct. 31 from Anchorage via Alaska Air at 5 am and I have transfer flight to Asiana Airlines at 2 pm. Can you help me how to locate Asiana Air Departure Area.


  • Transfer Time
    Sep 24, 2014
    I am flying KLM/Delta to Amsterdam. My incoming flight is KLM/Delta from Salt Lake and I have a 1hr transfer time. Is this enough?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Connection YVR-SEA-TKO
    Aug 30, 2014
    Do I have to enter the U.S. to check in with ANA and get boarding pass for Tokyo - NH1077? Or do I stay within secure area on arrival from YVR?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Vancouver, so your arrival into Seattle will be like a domestic flight. Did you purchase separate tickets? If so you will have to exit the secure area to claim your bags, re-check them with ANA, and then go back through security and to your departure concourse. If you purchased a single ticket then your bags will be checked through to Tokyo and you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    I will have NO checked bags.


    In that case if you can get your ANA boarding pass before hand you can go directly from your arrival gate to your departure gate in S Satellite.


  • Seattle to Denver via Inchon
    Jul 5, 2014
    I am flying into Seattle from Inchon South Korea. I booked a separate flight on United the same day. I arrive at 1:10pm and then my domestic flight is at 5:00pm. Is that enough time to get through immigration, recheck in, security etc? thanks


    You will arrive at the South Satellite of SEA, where you will go through immigration clearance, pick up checked luggage, continue to customs (taking 30-60 minutes), then re-check-in your bags and go through TSA security screening prior to proceeding to your connecting flight. ( If you have duty-free liquid items, put them in our checked luggage to prevent confiscation at the security checkpoint.) United uses both the North Satellite (gates N1-6) & Concourse A (gates A1-14.) A shuttle train runs between N & S gates, and between the South Satellite and the main terminal. As you bought 2 separate tickets, you may need 2 boarding passes. You have plenty of time.


    Jun 24, 2014


    Yes, that should be plenty of time to make your connection.


    JetBlue uses Terminal 5 /T5 (and may sometimes use T4); Air Berlin uses T8. International Arrivals need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance. Since you bought separate tickets, you will need to take your bags thereafter along to the connecting terminal, proceed to the Departures level & check it in with JetBlue; then proceed through security check on to your connecting gate. The 'Airline Terminals Train' on the upper level (follow signs) runs counter-clockwise between all terminals, on average every 10. minutes. After baggage re-check-in at T8 go through security check & on to your connecting gate. A 2-hr transfer time is advisable, but your afternoon arrival/departure may help you get to your connecting gate in time.


  • Mrs
    May 30, 2014
    I'm returning back to London. Heathrow from San Diego airport But I have a CONNECTING flight in Seattle Tacoma Airport before that. Do I have I have to collect or claim my baggage at SEA-TAC and RE-CHECK IN again ? Will i pass through the immigration and custom again ? which one comes first on my arrival to Sea Tac airport ? Which terminal is that and how will i get through the terminal ? Do i need to take a train. To go to the departure area? Is S satellite the. SOUTH one? I only hahe 2.5 hours as my lay over , is that enough time to do do all theses ?


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