November 13, 2018
With all the hustle and bustle, many travelers pass through the airport and don’t ever see some of the best-kept secrets of Sea-Tac Airport. Here are a few tips that will make your next adventure more enjoyable.
A little advance preparation before you head to the airport will go a long way:
We all know how jammed the airport drives and parking can be, so Sea-Tac Airport always encourages travelers to choose other commute options. As you know, there are quite a few public transportation methods from the airport like Sound Transit Link light rail and buses. But did you know the airport also offers short-term and long-term bike resources?
Our bicycle assembly station, with tools and a bike pump, provides a place to disassemble or assemble your bike before or after a flight.
The station is located across from the Smarte Carte office on the Baggage Claim level between carousels 9 and 10. Smarte Carte offers bicycle boxes for sale. Contact your airline about fees to check your bike on a flight.
Four bicycle parking areas with racks are available at the following locations:
For long-term storage go to Baggage claim level (on the back wall near carousels 12 and 13).
Before entering security checkpoint lines, stop by our TSA Pre✓™ enrollment center located on the Ticketing level, near the Alaska Airlines counter. TSA Pre✓™ allows select frequent flyers of participating airlines and members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs who are flying on participating airlines, to receive expedited screening benefits which include leaving on shoes, light outerwear and belts, and leaving laptops and 3-1-1 compliant liquids in carry-on bags. You can enroll at the counter or make your visit even quicker by applying online.
If you’re feeling stressed or need an escape from the hustle and bustle of the airport, take a moment in the Meditation/Quiet Room. The Meditation/Quiet Room is located before security on the Mezzanine level of the airport above Checkpoint 3, next to the Badging Office and Lost and Found. This room is nondenominational and is open 24/7 to all passengers and employees.
The United Service Organizations (USO), located on the Mezzanine level of the Main Terminal, is open 24/7 to support military travelers and their families with a full nursery; children's games, books, and toys; sleeping facilities; showers, a free snack bar; comprehensive travel information and assistance; and a lounge area that includes a big-screen TV, Microsoft® Xbox games, Internet access, and a library.
After passing through security, take a minute to relax before your flight.
For parents, Sea-Tac offers a couple options to get a little relief for you and the kids. The Nursing Mother’s Suites and Children’s Play Area are available 24/7 to make your family trip a little more comfortable.
There are two areas outside the Main Terminal and before security that can serve as "pet potties" for traveling animals. The two areas are located outside of Baggage Claim on the north end. The north area is outside of door #26, just past Carousel 16. It is a small sandy area to the left under the stairs with plastic bags and a trash can.
Post-security, there are three pet relief areas in the secured section of the terminal. These units have pet waste bags, hand sanitizer, a paper towel dispenser, and trash for waste disposal.
Reminder: All pets must be in their travel carriers when in the Main Terminal building. The only exception is training/service dogs and other specially trained pets assisting travelers with disabilities.
If any janitorial maintenance is needed at any of these units please call (206) 787-5229.
See a map of pet relief locations.
Thirsty or hungry? Check-out some dining options that are unique to Sea-Tac Airport:
• Coffee Bean Tea and Leaf, located at the A gates, is the only store location on the west coast outside of California
• Floret, located between the Central Terminal and A gates, is the airport’s first vegan-friendly dining option
If you’re waiting to get picked up, head to the Gina Marie Lindsay Hall (GML), located at the south end of the Baggage Claim level. Enjoy the featured art galleries or take a load off in the rocking chairs.
Check out our events poster board, located next to the escalators on the Baggage Claim level by Door 18, to see the fun adventures that await you in Seattle.
We also offer a shuttle service to the Sea-Tac Airport Link light rail station to get you to where you’re going quickly.
November 13, 2018
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