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SeaTac airport question Alaska & Iceland Air

Old May 11, 11, 10:14 pm
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SeaTac airport question Alaska & Iceland Air

Hi Folks:

I'll be transiting through Seatac airport on my way to Sweden.

I'm flying from California on Alaska Air to SeaTac, and have a 5 hour layover there before taking an Iceland Air flight via Iceland and then finally to Sweden.

It's a reward ticket issued through Alaska Airlines, so the whole itinerary was issued by AS.

My questions are:

1. If I only have carry-ons, when I arrive from my domestic flight into SeaTac, can I go straight to the gate at Iceland air without having to go through security again? (I know some airports make you go through security again if going from int'l to domestic and vice versa)

2. I'm not sure if I have to re-check-in again (Iceland Air does allow online check-in, but I read somewhere, that online check-in is not available for flights originating from North America).

3. I'm hoping to not have to go to the Iceland air counter because then I'd have to go in/out security again & also I heard Iceland Air only allows 13lbs for carry ons (and I'm sure mine will be more than that, even though my bag will fit no problem overhead). If I have a boarding pass in hand from web checkin, then I can just go straight to the gate with my bag and likely won't be checked on the weight.

4. I have some Alaska Board Room passes that I never get to use. Is the board room very far from the South Satellite (where Iceland Air departs)?

Thanks.

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Old May 12, 11, 6:02 pm
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1. yes - all of airside is connected behind security

2. IIRC, it was last year, but beware of seats being changed if you are seated forward.

4. yes - Pretty much otherwise of the airport but it isn't too far with the people mover. Maybe 5 minutes of walking.
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Old May 12, 11, 6:13 pm
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Thanks! What does, "if you are seated forward" mean?
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Old May 12, 11, 6:18 pm
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Thanks! What does, "if you are seated forward" mean?
In the zone that is used for their E+ product. The may make it available online (as E-) but push you back if these seats aren't needed (i.e., they can squash all those who paid for E- in the E- seats).
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Old May 12, 11, 9:00 pm
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In the zone that is used for their E+ product. The may make it available online (as E-) but push you back if these seats aren't needed (i.e., they can squash all those who paid for E- in the E- seats).
?huh. Not sure if I understand, but let me try. So it sounds like Online checkin on Icelandair is available for flights originating in the US.

Regarding seats. I have regular economy (Not premium economy). However, I do have good seat assignments that I'm happy with. Not sure what you mean by, "The may make it available online (as E-) but push you back if these seats aren't needed (i.e., they can squash all those who paid for E- in the E- seats)"
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Old May 12, 11, 11:58 pm
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Originally Posted by kayexalate View Post
?huh. Not sure if I understand, but let me try. So it sounds like Online checkin on Icelandair is available for flights originating in the US.

Regarding seats. I have regular economy (Not premium economy). However, I do have good seat assignments that I'm happy with. Not sure what you mean by, "The may make it available online (as E-) but push you back if these seats aren't needed (i.e., they can squash all those who paid for E- in the E- seats)"
I believe what the poster is saying is that during online check-in, Icelandair may allow you to select a seat in their E+ section, but unless you have actually paid for an E+ seat, they may move you right back out of it.
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Old Mar 11, 12, 5:03 pm
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is it possible to check seat map online?

this may not pertain to the above thread, but is it possible to check the seat map and change seats if needed online?
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