December 3, 2023

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President’s Day Holiday Travel Tips for Your SEA Airport Experience

President’s Day Holiday Travel Tips for Your SEA Airport Experience

Expanded hrs for SEA Place Saver, new eats at N Concourse, Cell Passport, and be knowledgeable of development as you strategy forward

Tourists heading out for the mid-wintertime split of Presidents Day are reminded to plan forward for an less complicated working experience by way of Seattle-Tacoma Intercontinental Airport (SEA).

The airport expanded several hours for its no cost SEA Location Saver support, which saves valuable time in the TSA checkpoints, great for families who want to consider the pressure out of protection screening. A free support from United States Customs and Border Protection, Mobile Passport Control, can velocity worldwide tourists as a result of arrival. What else is new? Get pleasure from new retail and dining options now open at N Concourse, and prepare for Improve SEA construction on the skybridges, the suppress, and in baggage claim.

These suggestions ought to assistance any traveler, but people with early flights really should get the most treatment. Ordinarily, additional than 1-third of our each day volume comes at the airport before 9:00 a.m. Vacationers heading out prior to 9:00 or 10:00 a.m. should really be organized for really active situations at TSA protection and on the drives. Use these tips to skip the line.   

Look at out the flySEA app for your hottest updates and be completely ready to journey!

Skip the Line

Get via stability speedily! The cost-free SEA Spot Saver plan expanded its morning and night several hours to velocity you by TSA screening. Indicator-up 72 several hours in progress on the web or at the terminal with a QR code up coming to the checkpoints.

  • Heading to Mexico or another worldwide place for your getaway? Download the Mobile Passport Management application ahead of you leave residence. Insert your vacation facts as you land back again at SEA. Acquire your baggage and go straight to a devoted line in the arrival hall. Your total spouse and children can entire the customs approach from a solitary cell product.
  • Stay away from the hassles of driving and parking with Seem Transit’s Url mild rail. Airport parking will be a obstacle. Think about alternative modes of transportation to/from the airport like a taxi or ride share solution.
  • If driving and parking is your best preference, the new automated parking direction program updates your expertise in the garage with straightforward-to-use lights that implies offered stalls. Or Change it up to Pace it Up! Keep away from the airport’s longest traffic strains by working with the arrivals/decreased level to drop off in the morning and departures/upper level to select up in the night.
  • Attempt Order SEA, a mobile ordering company that lets you to select up foods on the way to your gate. Purchase as a result of the SEA Airport app.

Consider Some thing New

  • New eats are out there at N Concourse — Nine new areas opened just lately and are all set for you to explore. Newcomers include the initially at any time Costa Coffee retail place at a U.S. airport — a staple in the U.K.!
  • The Central Terminal is carried out! Salty’s at the SEA and BrewTop Social and the new Amex Lounge full this spacious modernization. Appear back for additional seating, dining alternatives, and the very best airport sights.

We’re Upgrading SEA

  • Enhance SEA highlights much more than $4.6 billion in improvements underway above the up coming 5-a long time, here’s a weblog for far more data.
  • Construction for basic safety and accessibility advancements sad to say means non permanent closures alongside garage skybridges and the airport drives.
  • A major new ticketing location renovation undertaking has spillover impacts in the baggage declare region.

By The Numbers

This vacation will be nearly again to ordinary. The forecast for the period Thursday by means of Tuesday is passenger journey by way of the security checkpoints will be at 98{6932ee47e64f4ce8eedbbd5224581f6531cba18a35225771c06e4f1b3f0d9667} of 2019 degrees (about 12 {6932ee47e64f4ce8eedbbd5224581f6531cba18a35225771c06e4f1b3f0d9667} above previous year) – some 308,000 travellers departing via the checkpoints or more than 830,000 over-all through the airport (departing, arriving, and connecting).

The busiest times are envisioned to be Friday before the getaway at 159,000 travelers over-all, adopted by Tuesday at 152,000, and Thursday at 146,000. TSA security checkpoints are busiest at SEA from 5:00 – 10:00 a.m., 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., and 9:00 –11:00 p.m. 

For 2022, SEA was just below 46 million passengers (45,964,321), 27.1 per cent about 2021 and down 11.3 per cent vs . 2019. Projections for 2023 is for traffic ranges to be short of 2019 stages by only 6 percent for the 12 months with pre-pandemic levels returning in 2024.Dig in a lot more on our Airport Statistics web page.

What’s the Finest Guidance for Tourists?

  • Get here early! Depending on your demands, you might need to have more time. Make positive you’re at the airport at the very least two hrs right before your boarding time for a domestic flight and three several hours before an global flight
  • Be prepped with your airline in advance of time! Make confident you check out their baggage procedures, look at in, and have all their apps downloaded for successful vacation. See our ideal baggage recommendations!
  • Security Very first Steer clear of Shoulder Parking — Vehicles are encouraged to use the new reconfigured cellphone ton and avoid hazardous parking together the shoulder of the airport drives. Violators will be cited as the Port of Seattle Police are working with the Washington Condition Patrol for emphasis patrols all through the holiday getaway.

Give me the Traveler Principles

  • The CDC steering for travelers changes dependent on your COVID-19 vaccination standing. Check out with your airline for the point out or place where you system to travel.
  • Be prepared for safety checkpoints. SEA and TSA want to help you go by as rapidly as possible. Vacationers are demanded to take away electronics more substantial than a mobile phone from have-on baggage. Also, take out meals and liquids from your have-on luggage and get ready to hold up your boarding move for evaluation. You can also see the most current Identification and Documentation Requirements.
  • Have to have far more travel hacks? Our Shopper Treatment crew has the greatest assistance to navigate SEA like a frequent flier.
  • SEA carries on to add new expert services to make vacation additional accessible and boost the vacation working experience over and above the Americans with Disabilities Act prerequisites. Verify out our SEA Social Story developed for vacationers with sensory sensitivities this sort of as autism, but also terrific in general tips for young ones. Find out far more about accessibility at SEA. The interactive map on the flySEA App gives available route instructions.
  • Examine with the Metropolis of SeaTac to see if there are any street building jobs that may hinder your accessibility to the airport.


Perry Cooper | Port of Seattle Senior Media Officer
(206) 787-4923 | [email protected]