LOCAL NEWS

Sea-Tac Airport on how to skip TSA lines during Thanksgiving travel rush

Nov 23, 2021, 5:21 AM
Sea-Tac Airport...
A TSA screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

With Thanksgiving travel expected to surge to pre-pandemic levels, the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has published a guide to help holiday travelers.

Washington could top pre-pandemic Thanksgiving travel volumes in 2021

In total, Sea-Tac Airport estimates that it will have seen roughly 1.5 million travelers between Thursday, Nov. 18, and Monday, Nov. 29.

First and foremost, Sea-Tac advises people to avoid long-term or overnight parking by taking public transit to the airport. If you do plan on parking, the airport recommends you carve out at least 30 minutes to find an available space. Offsite parking options will be similarly difficult, and are expected to be “very busy” as well.

Sea-Tac boasts a series of renovations in time for the holiday, including a reworked cell-phone parking lot with improved traffic flow, as a well as an expanded, remodeled North terminal.

Once you arrive, masks are required in all areas, unless you are actively eating or drinking. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all those eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine get their shot before gathering in multigenerational households to celebrate the holiday.

‘Gobble gobble, easy on the throttle’: WSDOT changes up road signs for holiday drivers

With TSA security checkpoints also expected to be crowded, you can use SEA Spot Saver to book a place at the front of the screening line for any flight taking off between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m. You can book your spot up to 72 hours in advance.

For meal service, you can use mobile ordering through the Order SEA app. That will allow you to order your food ahead of time with the option for gate delivery.

Local News

Washington vaccine mask mandates, wa verify...
Stephanie Klein

Vaccine verification to expand to small restaurants, bars in King County

Proof of vaccination will be required at small restaurants and bars in King County on Monday.
1 day ago
snow...
MyNorthwest Staff

Lowland snow possible as new system moves in over Puget Sound

Forecasters say another system rolling in Sunday night will bring temperatures that are on the borderline for snowy conditions.
2 days ago
Omicron...
Stephanie Klein

3 cases of Omicron found in Washington state

The Department of Health has confirmed there are three cases of Omicron in Washington state. 
2 days ago
Marysville...
Stephanie Klein

I-5 in Marysville reopens after police activity

Traffic was backed up for miles on northbound I-5 through Marysville for police activity Saturday morning.
2 days ago
Kshama Sawant recall, threatening emails...
Hanna Scott

Elections office fielding complaints from both sides over Sawant recall ballot

Voters in District 3 decide one of the biggest political decisions Seattle has faced in recent history when they choose whether to recall City Councilmember Kshama Sawant on Tuesday.
2 days ago
redistricting maps...
Nick Bowman

‘Chaotic, disorganized’ redistricting process faces criticism in wake of state court ruling

The state Supreme Court opted to allow late-arriving redistricting maps to move forward on Friday, concluding a process still mired in controversy.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Experience Anacortes

Coastal Christmas Celebration Week in Anacortes

With minimal travel time required and every activity under the sun, Anacortes is the perfect vacation spot for all ages.
...

Delayed-Onset PTSD: Signs and Symptoms

Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers SPONSORED — You’re probably familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder. Often abbreviated as PTSD, this condition is diagnosed when a person experiences a set of symptoms for at least a month after a traumatic event. However, for some people, these issues take longer to develop. This results in a diagnosis of delayed-onset PTSD […]
...

Medicare open enrollment ends Dec. 7. Free unbiased help is here!

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner SPONSORED — Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, also called the Annual Election Period, is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. During this time, people enrolled in Medicare can: Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan and vice versa. Join, drop or switch a Part D prescription drug plan, […]
...

How to Have a Stress-Free Real Estate Experience

The real estate industry has adapted and sellers are taking full advantage of new real estate models. One of which is Every Door Real Estate.
...
IQ Air

How Poor Air Quality Is Affecting Our Future Athletes

You cannot control your child’s breathing environment 100% of the time, but you can make a huge impact.
...
Swedish Health Services

Special Coverage: National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

There are a wide variety of treatment options available for men with prostate cancer. The most technologically advanced treatment option in the Northwest is Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy using the CyberKnife platform.
Sea-Tac Airport on how to skip TSA lines during Thanksgiving travel rush