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Im looking into booking a flight from amsterdam to vancouver but the flight i found has a 2.30 layover in seattle is this enough time? Both flights are with delta
Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I am a British citizen. I plan to fly Delta from Anchorage ANC to Seattle SEA and then on the same day by BA/American from SEA to London Heathrow LHR. I guess I will not be able to check my bags through from ANC to LHR but will I have clear customs on arrival in SEA from ANC and then again on departure from SEA to LHR?
There is no US Customs when traveling on domestic flights or when departing the US. All you have to do in Seattle is claim your bags from Delta, check them with British Airways, and go through security and to your departure gate.
Thanks Zap.
Hi there, my mom is flying from Incheon Airport to Seatac, and Seattle is her last destination. While she cannot speak English at all, I hope you can help me to figure out several issues:
1, is the baggage claim in South Satellite or in the main terminal?
2, if the baggage claim is in the South Satellite, which direction should she go when she gets out of US Custom?
3, if the baggage claim is in the main terminal and she has to take a train, should she take the UP or DOWN escalator for the train to the Baggage Claim when she gets out of US custom?

thank yo very much!
I am a flying from Anchorage (ANC) to Seattle (SEA) to Charlotte (CLT). If the flight from ANC lands in Seattle at 11:26 PM and the flight to CLT takes of at 12:15 AM will there be enough time to make the connecting flight?
What airlines are you flying? Are both flights on the same reservation?
Flying Delta from Anchorage to Seattle and American from Seattle to Charlotte. The flights were booked seperately.
With no checked bags it's possible but leaves no time to spare. With checked bags it is impossible.
I am a US citizen. I will arrive from LHR on BA at 11:15am. I will need to transfer to an Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air flight 2163 at 1:30pm, heading to PDX. I am trying to book the Alaska Airlines flight on the same ticket at the BA flight but it may end up being two separate tickets. Presumably in either case I will need to clear customs, get my bags and recheck my bags and then go to board the flight. Is 2 hours 15 minutes enough time? Do you know where I will arrive on flight BA 53, and where will I need to go in the airport to retrieve and recheck the bags and then to go board Alaska/Horizon flight 2163? I did something similar many years ago but can't remember the details and am not sure what has changed.
If it's the same reservation then that is enough time. If it's two separate reservations it's not. You will arrive in the S Satellite and all the procedures will be in the basement of the S Satellite. You will depart from C or D.
How long does it typically take to receive your bags from a flight originating from YYJ Victoria and recheck at SEA before being able to head to the connecting gate? Is an hour and 10 minutes enough time?
That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
We are US Citizens, flying from ATL to SEA, then changing planes to Victoria, BC....Delta all the way.
We would only have 40 minutes on the ground in Seattle, will we have to go thru customs in Seattle, or will that be in Victoria?
We have not yet booked the flights because I worry about turnaround time.
Thank you.
You will go through Canadian immigration and customs when you get to Canada. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Seattle is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time.
Thank you.....
Hi I am a New Zealand citizen. I will be arriving in Seattle from Iceland at 5.45 pm and catchiing a connectiing Alaska Air Flight to Hawaii departing at 7.20 pm. Will I have to go through US immigration in Seattle or can I do this in Hawaii? If I have to go through immigration in Seattle will this leave me enough time? Thanks.
Yes, in Seattle you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags with Alaska, and then go through security. You have barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
I am Canadian and have Nexus (trusted traveller) card ... How do I make use of this to expedite my way thru Seatac ? I arrive from Victoria BC and depart for Detroit enroute to La Guardia . I have carry-on bag only. My departure is scheduled for one hour and forty minutes after arrival . Flying Delta from Victoria , then Alaska Airlines to Detroit . Thanks for your help.
There will be a NEXUS line in the Immigration Hall in Seattle. Print out your Alaska boarding pass online before leaving Canada to access the boarding gates directly after you clear customs. Otherwise you have to take the train to the main terminal to get your Alaska boarding passes.
I will be flying in to Seatac from Bellingham on a prop plane with a la carte baggage service. Then taking a Delta international flight. Where can I ckeck in my baggage for the flight, since I have already gone through security in Bellingham? Thanks.
If you want to check bags for the Delta flight you will have to leave security in order to do so.