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Traveling through Sea-Tac Airport

We strive to provide each traveler at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with a comfortable, safe and easy experience. There are tips and tricks you can follow, too, to make sure you have plenty of time to get to your destination calm, cool and collected.

We recommend travelers arrive a minimum of two hours before domestic and three hours for international flights to get through traffic, park, check in, clear security and navigate to your gate. Then, you can relax and enjoy the award-winning dining, retail and service options (such as a massage or manicure) as you wait.

Read more insider tips and tricks here to get you to your gate without breaking a sweat!​​​


Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines Release Aviation Biofuel Infrastructure FindingsExisting pipeline, transportation resources, zoning and land use laws could accommodate new aviation biofuel blending, storage and delivery infrastructure

New amenities ready for anticipated record breaking Thanksgiving holiday weekend – Port of Seattle ups its customer service game to prepare for tons of turkey day travelers

Port of Seattle welcomes announcement of new seasonal service to Cologne, Germany on Eurowings Nonstop seasonal service will begin in July 2017 – fifth new airline to announce service this past year

Record passenger totals for 2016 may push Seattle-Tacoma International Airport into top 10 U.S. airports – ​Through third quarter, Sea-Tac posts near double digit growth while airports ranked nearby are flat. Projected 3.5 million more passengers for 2016 will pump millions more into local economy

SHHHH! - Port of Seattle honors three airlines with Fly Quiet Awards – Program honors airlines that work to reduce noise in community

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