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I bought a ticket from SFO -> SEA -> NRT (Tokyo) with only 1.5 hour connection time flying out. Is it enough on delta? there is 1 flight only to NRT and i certainly want to make sure i don't get stuck in SEA for 1 more day. On the way back, I have the route NRT -> LAX -> SFO with 3h10m connection time (with the extra time needed for immigration and custom and rechecking luggage), this seems a lot, but I heard LAX is horrible in terms check in time in immigration and customs. is 3h10m still risky in LAX? THANK YOU ALL!
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do on the way to Tokyo is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Immigration at LAX usually isn't that bad, you arrive in Terminal 2, which is different from most international arrivals at LAX which are in the International Terminal, which is much more crowded.
I am travelling on Delta from Victoria, BC to Hawaii with a transfer in Seattle. What is the process for claiming bags, clearing customers and immigration? I have just under 90 minutes in Seattle if all is on time. Thank you.
You arrive in Concourse S, 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 take the underground train to your departure gate and board your flight. You should have enough time.
Hi! We live in Lewiston Idaho. on Tuesday 9 January we will have only one hour 10 minutes in SEA to connect to our international flight to Frankfurt.Will this be enough? Are the 2 terminals very distant? Thanks
Are both flights on the same reservation or is it two separate reservations? Seattle only has one terminal.
same reservation. My concern is the neverending lines at custom/passport control.....thanks for your help
There is no US Customs or Passport control when leaving the US. All you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate on the way to Frankfurt. You have enough time.
I'm curious to know the approximate time needed for the same coonection (LWS-FRA) in SEA if the 2 flights were in different reservations. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to answer to all this questions.
flying from Boise to Seattle - seattle to London - with transfer time 58mins - is this enough time ?is it easy to get from one gate to another - i think it maybe B gate to S gate. do we have to collect luggage or does it meet us in london? worrying so would appreciate any help
You don't have to do anything with your bags. Just go from one gate to the other. S is connected inside security to B by an underground train.
thank you for your help - I did finally get through to Virgin and they said I would have to take my bags off one carousel and load them onto the other- they guy did not sound confident though and I would think it should be straight through - they have since realized they made errors with timings and have now changed us onto an earlier flight so either way we will have time to sort out the processes - thank you for your help
There's no process. The guy you talked to is just an idiot.
My son is travelling from Calgary to Seattle and then has to connect for a flight to Santa Ana. His flight is not yet up on the board but from what I see the flight the day before (I am aware this can change) has the same flight landing in terminal B and the connecting flight out of S. He has about an hour to connect. Best way to go from B to S?
Forgot to say that he will not have any checked luggage, just carry on.
B and S are concourses, not terminals. The only way from B to S is the underground train. He should have enough time.
We are leaving from Vancouver (YVR) to Sea on Delta and we will have already gone through customs in Vancouver. We have an hour and a half to make our connecting Delta flight to Maui. Do we still have get our bags and recheck if we are flying Delta on our second leg?? And is 1.5 enough time to make the second flight (it will be a Monday morning) two adult and two children.
You don't have to do anything with your bags. Just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time.
How much time do I need to allow when flying from AK to Sea on AK airline, then going to Europe on Condor (different ticket)? When retuning, will arrive SEA on Condor and have to go through custioms, correct? Then how much time to leave before check in for a flight back to Alaska? (I have the Condor reservation, but need to make the domestic one). Thanks in advance for the needed info.
On the way to Europe. 2-2.5 hours is doable. On the way back I'd want at least 3 hours. Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration and Customs upon arrival from Europe in Seattle.
I will be flying to SEA-TAC on Southwest and will depart on Alaska. How much time is needed to collect checked bag from Southwest and check bag with Alaska and depart on Alaska? I will be doing the opposite on the return flight.
I would want at least 2 hours. You need to go to the main terminal to claim and re-check your bags and go through security.