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  • Customs post Trump
    Mar 20, 2017
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    Anybody know how long it takes to clear customs nowadays? I'm an American expat taking my Norwegian husband to visit family for the first time.

     

    Nothing at US Immigration or Customs has materially changed.

     

  • SFO to Seattle to Amsterdam
    Mar 14, 2017
    1
    We arrive in Seattle at 12:31pm and leave for Amsterdam at 1:42pm. (1:11 wait) I will literally be starving to death at this time - is there time for me to grab a quick bite and get on my plane in time? Or will it take a while to get to the Intl terminal?

     

    That should be enough time for fast food. Seattle only has one terminal.

     

  • distance
    Feb 22, 2017
    1
    is it within easy walking distance from alaska to american terminals? if not do they have the moving vehicles for older people? also, if i get free one bag in us, do i need to pay from seattle to victoria for bag or do they just put it on at gate since a smaller plane to victori thank youa.

     

    Seattle only has one Terminal. Wheelchair service and golf carts are for the handicapped. If the bag is a carry-on size you can gate check it for the flight to Victoria.

     

  • New to the airport how much time to get through security on average
    Feb 2, 2017
    1
    Hi I am looking to travel from Seattle to Heathrow and my flight is at 0945, i get off work at 0730, will grab a cab. I am 14miles from the airport. I plan on flying with virgin airlines. Is this enough time to check a bag and get through security? Or should I book a later flight?

     

    I think it's possible. Arriving at the airport at 8:15 should be doable.

     

  • FRA to SEA
    Mar 23, 2017
    3
    Hi I am going to have a layover in Seattle. I fly from Frankfurt(Germany) to Hwaii Frankfurt -> Seattle (Condor) Seattle -> Honolulu (Alaska Airlines) I booked both flights on the same reservation do I have to get my baggage between the flights? ANd If yes, where do I get Sport baggage (I travle with a surfboard)

     

    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 via the underground trains. Your surfboard will be at the oversize baggage claim.

     

    Thank you a lot :)

     

    If landing at 1005 and leaving at 1336, would that be enough to accomplish this?

     

  • Layover
    Dec 22, 2016
    1
    Is 50 minutes enough for layover? Flying Alaska from PDX, connecting Alaska to LGB. Are Alaska gates near each other in same concourse?

     

    Alaska uses 3 concourses, but they are all connected inside security. You have enough time if the flight from Portland is on-time.

     

  • Time for connecting flight.
    Dec 8, 2016
    2
    Hello, I have a flight on Friday morning. Leaving Victoria at6:00, and arriving in Seattle at 6:42. Then I have connecting flight to Dallas by America airline. But I have only 1hour 40min for the next flight. I'm worried if I can take the flight in time. Thank you. Kanae

     

    If both flights are on the same reservation, yes, that is enough time.

     

    Good morning. Thank you for your quick reply. Yes I booked those flight as a same reservation. I feel better. Thank you so much.

     

  • Transit at seattle
    Dec 2, 2016
    1
    Iam coming from Sri lanka by Qatar airways to JFK.If i buy one way ticket to JNU form JFK am I have to check my baggage again at Seattle..? Lay over time is 55 minutes...

     

    If both flights JFK-SEA-JNU are both on the same reservation you do not have to claim your bags and re-check them again in Seattle.

     

  • YYC SEA SLC with Delta
    Nov 11, 2016
    2
    Just over an hours connection. Do you know what gates/area we land and have to go to connect?

     

    The gates will likely be in A or C. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Seattle. You have enough time.

     

    Thanks

     

  • flight terminal
    Nov 10, 2016
    2
    Arriving from Anchorage into Seattle, Alaska Air. Departing one hour later for Lax Enough time?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Thank you very much, taken the pressure away somewhat. Thankyou

     

  • domestic to intrnational flights
    Nov 9, 2016
    1
    We are flying in from San Diego on Delta and have 35 minutes to get to our Delta flight to Victoria. How will we do this?

     

    You walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate and hope that your flight from San Diego is on-time and that the gates are close together. It's possible but leaves no room for anything to go wrong.

     

  • Victoria to Boston customs question
    Nov 6, 2016
    2
    I have been left with a 1 hour+ connection from Victoria to Boston, all same reservation, all under Alaska Airlines. I see that Vancouver pre-clears; is this true for direct flights from Victoria as well? Seems too tight for an international connection... Thanks!

     

    No, that is not true for Victoria. How big is the "+" on your 1+? I recommend close to if not at least 90 minutes.

     

    Thanks - I was afraid of that. It's only 1 hr+10 minutes at this point.

     

  • Kelowna to Seattle to Lax
    Oct 30, 2016
    1
    Do we clear US customs in Kelowna or do we clear customs in Seattle? Do we have to pick up our baggage in Seattle then transfer them on to the next flight? We are flying Alaska all the way.

     

    Kelowna doesn't have preclearance. 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.

     

  • security after customs
    Oct 12, 2016
    1
    I'm flying from yyj to Minneapolis with a layover at SEA from 1:30pm-3:30pm. I will have to clear customs but I don't have any checked luggage. Will I have to go back through security? Also, any idea how long it should take?

     

    Yes, you will still have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security. I would want at least 80 minutes for this transfer, so you have enough time.

     

  • 45 minute connection, carry on luggage
    Sep 18, 2016
    1
    I'm flying from Vancouver to Spokane, with 45 minute transfer in SEA, is that enouh to make it through customs? I'm European citizen and only carry on luggage.

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in Seattle is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.

     

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