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We are US Citizens, flying from ATL to SEA, then changing planes to Victoria, BC....Delta all the way. We would only have 40 minutes on the ground in Seattle, will we have to go thru customs in Seattle, or will that be in Victoria? We have not yet booked the flights because I worry about turnaround time. Thank you.
You will go through Canadian immigration and customs when you get to Canada. 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. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time.
Hi I am a New Zealand citizen. I will be arriving in Seattle from Iceland at 5.45 pm and catchiing a connectiing Alaska Air Flight to Hawaii departing at 7.20 pm. Will I have to go through US immigration in Seattle or can I do this in Hawaii? If I have to go through immigration in Seattle will this leave me enough time? Thanks.
Yes, in Seattle you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags with Alaska, and then go through security. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
I am Canadian and have Nexus (trusted traveller) card ... How do I make use of this to expedite my way thru Seatac ? I arrive from Victoria BC and depart for Detroit enroute to La Guardia . I have carry-on bag only. My departure is scheduled for one hour and forty minutes after arrival . Flying Delta from Victoria , then Alaska Airlines to Detroit . Thanks for your help.
There will be a NEXUS line in the Immigration Hall in Seattle. Print out your Alaska boarding pass online before leaving Canada to access the boarding gates directly after you clear customs. Otherwise you have to take the train to the main terminal to get your Alaska boarding passes.
I will be flying in to Seatac from Bellingham on a prop plane with a la carte baggage service. Then taking a Delta international flight. Where can I ckeck in my baggage for the flight, since I have already gone through security in Bellingham? Thanks.
If you want to check bags for the Delta flight you will have to leave security in order to do so.
I am flying with my wife and daughter from Heathrow to Seattle for a 2 HR 25 Min Layover. Then we are on another flight to Hawaii under the same reservation. We are American citizens. When we land will we have to claim our luggage and go through security etc?? or can we stay in the terminal and just wait to board our next flight.
Our first flight is a Virgin atlantic flight then we board a virgin atlantic flight operated by delta, but still under the VS flight code so it is a virgin atlantic flight. I have no idea what terminal we will land in and take off from or if that matters.
Also will this 2HR 25Min be sufficient regardless of how we hand CBP and boarding etc.
Seattle only has one Terminal. Your second flight is a Delta flight. You will 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. You will arrive in Concourse S and Delta flights depart from A, B, and S. You have enough time.
Wow, Thank you for the quick response.
When you say Re-Check my bags with the Re-Check Desk, I would go to the Delta Baggage Checkin? Or there will be an area actually called Re-Checked Luggage?
It's actually a re-check desk right after customs.
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.
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.