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Seattle Tacoma Airport SEA

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Baggage Claim at Seattle Tacoma SEA Airport

The baggage claim is on the ground level of the Main Terminal, where Arrivals from gates A6-14 will claim their bags and may enter the Arrivals Hall for meeters/ greeters, or exit the terminal and either head for transportation options or enter the Parking garage opposite the terminal.

Baggage Carts / Skycap at Seattle Tacoma SEA Airport

"Smarte Cartes" for rent are conveniently placed throughout the terminal and on levels 2 through 6 of the Airport Garage.
Smarte Cartes are not allowed through security checkpoints, but are available for rent on Concourses A, B, C and D

SkyCaps area available to assist you with wheelchair or baggage.

Security at Seattle Tacoma SEA Airport

Security Checkpoints are managed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Passengers can access their gates from any of the five checkpoint. The central Terminal checkpoint is open 24/7; operational hours for the other checkpoints are determined by the airlines' schedules for that day; checkpoint 1 is open seasonally for cruise passengers ony with limited hours.

Checkpoints 1& 2 lead to A & S gates, with access to all gates. 
Checkpoint 3 leads to Central Terminal, B & C gates, with acces to all gates.  It also has TSA PreCheck & Military/DOD lines.
Checkpoint 4 leads to C & D gats, with access to all gates.
Checkpoint 5 leads to D & N gates, with access to all gates.

TSA Pre-Check is at checkpoints 2 through 5.  
US Immigration & Customs has a Global Entry Program enrollment center is on the Mezzanine Level of the Main Terminal. Tel: 206-553-0467 /66

For more security information, open the TSA website at tsa.g/traveler-information.

Helpful Tips & Resources

Whether you're a seasoned jet-setter or a first-time flyer, iFly.com has everything you need to make your airport experience stress-free. Check out these helpful tips for traveling to, from, or through SEA: 

  • Take advantage of the free wifi and explore the web if you have some time before your departure! Additionally, you can relax, grab a snack, and browse the shops.
  • If you're looking for ways to pass the time before your flight takes off, check out these cool layover ideas at Seattle Tacoma Airport.
  • If you want to know if your flight might be late, check out the arrival status of the inbound flight.
  • Are you planning a trip to the airport and unsure of the different parking options and their associated costs? Check out this link to find out the locations and fees for both on-airport and off-airport parking.
  • If you need to know what business services are available, like copy machines, postal services, or notaries, please check here.
  • If you are travelling within the local area and need a fast way to reach your destination, take a look at the airport shuttle options available here.