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Arriving Alaska Air on 8/25 @11:30a.m. Leaving on Southwest @ 2:00pm. Is that enough time for connection? Do I have to go through security again?
ZAP3 hr ago
You will arrive in the International Terminal or Terminal 2 and depart from Terminal 1. You have to go through security again and if you have checked bags you will have to transfer them yourself. you should have just enough time as long as the Alaska flight is domestic.
ZAP3 hr ago
I'm sorry, for some reason I thought this was in San Francisco. Seattle only has one Terminal. If you have no checked bags and check in for your Southwest flight online, you can go directly to your Southwest gate. If you have checked bags you will have to claim them from Alaska in the main terminal, re-check them with Southwest, and then go through security and to your departure gate.
SAW1 hr ago
Thanks for your answer. Do you think 3 hrs (if Alaska flight is on time) is enough time to make this connection?
Hi, my wife is an inexperienced traveller, so trying to find out as much info as possible.
She's travelling on March 1st with Virgin from LHR to SEA then onto HNL with a 2hr 40min layover. What's the procedure for customs, bags and checking in again?
FYI, the SEA to HNL part of the trip is still Virgin, but operated by Delta.
Thanks in advance, Simon
She will arrive in the S Satellite, go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, re-check her bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to her departure gate, which will possibly require taking a train to concourse A.
Simon Smyth22 hr ago
Thank you for this. Is the re-check desk a different check-in desk to the normal check-in desk?
ZAP3 hr ago
Yes, it is a special desk right after customs on the lower level of the S Satellite.
Some of the flights I am looking at have 30-90 min layovers in Seatac. Generally, how much time is needed to make those connections in Seattle? Looking at booking Alaska Airlines flight #3359 (operated by Skywest) w/45 mins to make Horizon Airlines flight #2384 connection and miss it!
45 minutes is enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I fly from Phoenix to Seattle w/Delta and have 1 hour between connecting w/my international flight to Japan? Is that enough time and do i need to go through customs again? only carry on--no baggage claim.
THere is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do on your way to Japan is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
Flying from YVR to SEA arriving at 12.25pm. My flight with Virgin leaves SEA for LHR at 14.00. Will I have enough time to catch the flight? It will be a Saturday.
If both flights are on the same reservation you have plenty of time as you pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver so all you have to do in Seattle on the way to London is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I have a connecting flight in seattle between vancouver and hong kong. I"m wondering if i need to take my luggage out to recheck in seattle
You pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. if both flights are on the same reservation all you have to do in Seattle on the way to Hong Kong is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
arrive 8am sea (delta) depart 9:30am (boarding time 8:35am). with 2 checked luggage that needs to be put back into the transit luggage lane. would I make it with my luggage and all to Vancouver? what can i do to make sure it does? I then have a flight from AA to PHX at 2:30pm from YVR (that i can't miss).
That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Flying Calgary to Seattle with one hour layover till flight to kona ..enough time??
You pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Calgary. If both flights are on the same reservation then all you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and you have enough time.