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Arriving from Australia at Seattle at 1.25pm - want to get to Anchorage on the same day. There is a 4pm flight - is that cutting it too fine? (Staying in Seattle for a few days on way home)
That should be enough time.
We are flying from Sacramento into Seattle and then onto Helsinki. Our Helsinki flight departure changed. Now there is just 1 1/4 hours between our scheduled arrival in Seattle and our international departure. Is there enough time between these flights? There is still time to re-book our initial flight.
Is it one reservation or two separate reservations?
Hi, is 1 hour 42 min enough time between Alaska airlines flight from Victoria BC - Seattle, then Seattle- Orlando? (early Friday morning flights)
travelling with party of 4.
Yes, that is enough time.
We are booked with a Delta rewards ticket from ATL to SEA. Then on a Delta standby ticket from SEA to ICN. We will have to pick up bags and check in again, right? We only have an hour. Is this possible? Is the domestic bag pickup anywhere near the intl check in? How long to get to the gate. Flights are booked individually cannot combine at as connecting flight.
Yes, you have to claim your bags in the main terminal and re-check them at the Delta ticket counter and go through security. This is not a possible connection with checked bags. You'll have to try it with carry-ons.
I am looking at a flight from Heathrow to SEA. I will have 2 hours 15 mins from arrival to clear customs, get bag, recheck bag, go thru TSA and continue my travel to Calif. Will that be enough time?
Yes, that should be enough time.
We are arrive into SEA from Atlanta on Delta. We have a 37 minute layover to make flight to Honolulu. Delta says it is not a problem, but we are traveling w three kids at xmas. Think we can make the connection?
Yes, that should be enough time if the first flight is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Looking at flying with Alaska Airlines leaving Vancouver at 12noon, arriving at Seattle at 12.55pm. Layover for 1 hour 5 mins, departing Seattle at 2pm for Fairbanks with Alaska Airlines again. Is that enough time?
Yes, that is enough time. You pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver so all you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Many thanks for your reply, ZAP. Otherwise, the other flight involves flying from Vancouver with Air Canada, and having 3 hours 40 mins layover in Seattle before connecting with Alaska Airlines as Alaska Horizon to Fairbanks.
Ketchikan to Vancouver via Seattle
On the return, again with Alaska Airlines, leaving Ketchikan at 10am, arriving at Seattle at 12.55pm. The layover is 2 hours 35 mins, departing Seattle at 3.30pm for Vancouver. I am assuming that this time we have to go through customs and immigration (we are Aussies). Would the 2.5 hours be enough? Many thanks again in advance.
You assume incorrectly. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. Again, all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time. You go through Canadian Immigration and Customs when you get to Vancouver.
Wow, it seems a bit strange not to go through immigration when you are leaving one country for another. Many thanks again for your reply.
The US has never had Immigration on departure. They record the departure of noncitizens through passport data supplied by the airlines.
For this leg of our journey, it looks like the Canadians are doing all the work LOL!
The people who pre-clear you on your way to Alaska are Americans who live and work in the preclearance facility in Canada.

I am travelling Virgin London to Vancover changing to a Delta flight in Seattle. Checked bags all the way through. Do I clear customs in Seattle?
Yes, in Seattle you must go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security.
Hello. Next week I am going from SFO 15:20 - SEA 17:28 with a connecting flight to LHR at 18:35. BA flight, although SFO - SEA is Alaskan Airways. Expedia say my flight is protected if i miss my connection due to any delays, and I have 1hr 7 min connection time. Is this sufficient time? Do
I need to re-check my bag and go through security, or will BA do this for me? Many thanks!
All you have to do in Seattle on your way to London is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time. If you miss your connection you will be rebooked on the BA flight to London the next day.
Thank you!! :)
If my Delta YYJ flight arrives in SEA at 6:30 am, is 1:10 enough time to make my connection to DTW, if I'm on the same airline with my bags checked through? Do I pre-clear customs in YYJ upon leaving or does that happen in SEA? We also have Global Entry. Thanks!
Victoria doesn't have Preclearance, so in Seattle you will 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. You should have enough time considering the early morning arrival.