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I'm not familiar with the layout of SEA, so forgive me for such a simple question. IS 40 minutes layover time enough for me coming in from Redmond Or headed to Vegas all on Alaska?
Yes, that's possible. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
from hong kong back to canada fly with delta with connection in seattle, do i need to take the checked bags to go through custom, only have one hour 20 minutes time connection time
Yes, you 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. That is a very difficult connection.
why i need to go thro US custom for i am a canadian and just take connection in seattle
Because everybody does when they transit the US. It's a federal law. if you don't like it, then don't transit the US. There are several nonstop flights from Hong Kong to Canada.
so which gate i will arrive and leave in which gate
You will arrive in the S concourse and depart from S, A, or B. (likely A or B).
thanks for your help
Hi, I have a 7 hours layover time in Seattle, and would like to head out to the city for a couple of hours. I've planned to leave my luggage at Ken's Baggage and Storage, and noted that it is located within the baggage claim area. Is this before or after security check? Since it is within the baggage claim area, how do I get back to them to collect my luggage?

I'll have to check in to Alaska Airlines for my next flight to Fairbanks, how far is the distance or duration needed to get from Ken's to the Alaska Airlines counter for check-in?

Thank you!
The domestic baggage claim is accessible by the public. It should take less than 10 minutes to get from baggage storage to the Alaska check-in desk.
How early should I arrive if my flight is at 630am? I've never flown out of SeaTac before.
4:30-5 AM should be sufficient. closer to 4:30 if you have to check bags.
In October, I will be flying from San Diego to Edmonton via Seattle. How can I tell if I will clear customs in Seattle or Edmonton? If Edmonton, is 40 minutes enough of a layover (if the arriving flight is on time)?
There is no US Immigration when leaving the US. you will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs when you get to Edmonton. All you do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. 40 minutes is possible.
I will be flying Alaska from LAX to SEA and then transfering to Delta to HKG. I will have 1 hour only for connecting the flight. Following are my questions.
1. Will I have to claim my bags when arriving in SEA and recheck-in again at Delta counter?
2. Will I have to go through the security check at SEA again?
3. Will I have enough time connecting the flights?
Thank you so much for your time.
Are both flights on the same reservation or two separate reservations?
They are on 2 separate reservations. If I will have to recheck the bags and go through security check at SEA, how many hours before should I at least be at the check in counter? Thank you.
Yes, if you purchase two separate reservations you need to do all that and you need at least 2.5 hours on your way to HKG and 3 hours on the way back.
Thank you for your replies!
We are flying from Edmonton, Ab (YEG) to San Diego (SAN) on Aug12th. We have a 45 min connection in Seattle (SEA), 7:00 to 7:45 am. Will that be enough time to make our connection? Will we have to change terminals and how far approximately will the gates be? (booked on same reservation)
Yes, that should be enough time. Seattle only has one terminal. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Edmonton. All you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Great to hear! Thank you for your very quick reply!
We will be flying Icelandair from KEF to SEA before changing to a connecting Alaska Air flight to LAX. Everything is booked on same ticket and there is 2 hours between connecting flights. 1. Will my bags be checked all the way through or will I have to collect them when arriving in SEA and recheck them for the flight to LAX? 2. Do I have to go through passport control at SEA? 3. Should 2 hours be enough time?
In Seattle you will arrive in the S Satellite, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security, and take the underground train to your departure gate in the C, D, or N concourse. You should have enough time.
I leave from downtown Seattle to the airport at 12pm Friday. My flight is at 1:51pm through Delta. This is really close but any idea how security is on Friday afternoons?

My guess is 12:00 -- to airport --> 12:40pm -- security --> 1:20pm

Should I reschedule?
Yeah, I don't think you can make that.
I have a flight in a couple months returning home from Okinawa. I'll leave from Naha airport for a two stop trip to Seattle with Air Canada. I will then have a separately booked flight with Delta from SEA to DEN. How will this connection work? Will I be going through immigration and customs in Seattle (I have a US passport)? Will I have to recheck my bags if I end up checking any? Basically will I have to exit the airport and reenter as if starting from the beginning? My flight from OKA is scheduled to land at 3pm and my flight to Denver leaves at 6:30pm, will there be enough time to do whatever it is I will have to do?
I apologize for posting this as a reply, I thought I was posting a new comment but clicked on the wrong link.
Fling standby non rev Phoenix Seattle with checked bags Do I need to pick up bag before going standby Narita
Are both nonrev bookings on the same reservation and airline? I highly recommend against nonrevs having checked bags, especially when there's connections involved.