Seattle International airport (known as both SEA or Sea-Tac) is currently one of the busiest airports in the country and with that comes longer waiting times, endless lines, and an everlasting state of anxiety.
Being part of a Trusted Traveler Program or Clear can help reduce the stress of the moment; however, SEA’s Spot Saver program allows travelers to skip the TSA security line from 5am to 1pm and have an easier and faster way to get through security.
Tangerine’s Marketing Specialist, Barbara, has saved a spot three times this year and can tell you how the program works and how it worked for her and her family.
“Sea-Tac’s Spot Saver is amazing and had me swearing by it since the first time I used it. I was traveling with my husband and my 20-month-old baby, and we would not have made it to our flight without Spot Saver – even arriving more than 2 hours before our departure and if we had to use the TSA Pre Check lines.
It is very easy and safe to save a spot and you can make a reservation for you and your family, all at once, within 72 hours of your flight. After doing so, you will receive a QR code to enter the line.
Once you check in at the airport (either online or in person), head to TSA check points 2, 3, and 5 and take advantage of this program. You have a 15-minute grace period from your time slot to enter the line, so if your slot starts at 10am, you will be able to enter in line at 9:45 the earliest (if allowed by the agent), or at 10:15 the latest.
You’re all set!
Note: if using Spot Saver, even with TSA Pre Check status, you will be asked to follow the same procedures as a traveler without Pre Check.
From my experience, the Spot Saver line was faster than the TSA Pre Check line all three times I’ve used the program this year.
It is definitely something to consider next time you’re flying out of Sea-Tac.”
Spot Saver details at SEA:
Times: 5am to 1pm
TSA check points: 2, 3, and 5
Grace period: 20 minutes
This is a benefit offered not only by SEA, but also by other airports in the USA, Canada, and Europe.
Denver International Airport (DEN)
John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York (JFK)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Calgary International Airport (YYC)
Edmonton International Airport (YEG)
Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)
Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL)
Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ)
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER)
Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
Hannover Airport (HAJ)
Rome Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO)
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