The best of the blog | Port of Seattle

By Shayla Ring

The Port of Seattle Blog is the best way for you to keep up to date with what’s happening at the Port and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Since 2018, you have come to the blog more than 700,000 times!

These top 25 blogs have caught your eye over the years.

Airport security

Get to the airport early!

You’ve heard our advice to arrive two hours before your flight boarding time — and three hours earlier for international travel. What is the reason for arriving early? Learn how to manage peak periods and navigate through the airport to make your experience at SEA as easy as possible.


Security Checkpoints 101

Security checkpoints can often be a source of frustration for travelers. Here’s a quick guide to security checkpoints at SEA airport, plus tips and tools to make your next trip easier.


Navigate to safety in 20 minutes or less

At SEA Airport, our goal is to get you through security in 20 minutes or less. Learn about the resources, technology, and customer service practices that will help you reach your goals faster.

DecorativeAirport apps

Traveling can lead to many unknowns before reaching your destination. Airport apps can keep you up to date with flight status, airport maps, TSA wait times, and everything else you need to stay calm and collected during your trip.


Why can SEA checkpoints be such a challenge?

Many factors contribute to checkpoint wait times. Read these safety FAQs to prepare for your journey from SEA.

Winter weather at sea

DecorativeAirport Winter Weather 101

Winter weather is daunting for all forms of travel by land, sea or air. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how SEA Airport handles PNW winter weather before the first snowflake even falls.

DecorativeSEA Winter Weather FAQs

A winter wonderland doesn’t always evoke warm, fuzzy feelings for travelers. Forget your winter worries with this SEA airport winter weather FAQ.

Explore Seattle before and after your cruise

DecorativeExplore Seattle Bag-Free with Port Valet

Exploring the city of Seattle is wonderful. Less beautiful ? Dragging your luggage from place to place. With Port Valet, enjoy the city without luggage! In five easy steps, your luggage will be transported from the cruise line to the airport, thanks to the Port of Seattle.

DecorativeThings to do in Seattle (instead of dragging your luggage)

Explore these two-hour, four-hour, and full-day itineraries of Seattle’s top attractions, courtesy of Visit Seattle.

Inside look at SEA Airport

DecorativeSEA Airport Secrets

Pet potties, meditation rooms and bike racks – SEA Airport has it all! This insider’s view takes a look at the little-known airport amenities that will make your travel day better.

DecorativeFive Quick Facts About SEA Airport

Are you ready for airport trivia? Here are five quick and fantastic facts about SEA Airport.


Why is SEA airport shaped like a boomerang?

Have you noticed that the shape of SEA Airport resembles a boomerang? It’s not just because we want travelers to come back. Read a quick history lesson on SEA Airport and its evolution from WWII to 2022.

DecorativeTop 10 SEA Visitor Pass Access Ideas

The SEA Visitor Pass program will allow you access beyond security even if you are not flying that day. Here are 10 of our favorite ways to use your visitor pass.

DecorativeFive quick facts about the IAF Pedestrian Bridge

The record-breaking SEA airport construction project on the International Arrivals Facility (IAF) is the world’s tallest elevated walkway rising 85 feet above an active taxi lane with planes traveling below . Read five fast facts about this iconic architectural addition.

DecorativeBambuza Vietnam Kitchen: local and family-inspired

Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen has joined the SEA Airport family as part of the airport modernization project. Get the inside scoop from the local restaurant’s CEO and founder on Bambuza’s origins, their move to the airport, and menu favorites.

DecorativeWho pays for SEA Airport?

Do you know who pays for the airport? You may be surprised to learn that SEA Airport receives no taxpayer funding. Here are the answers to your important questions about payouts, benefits and everything in between.

DecorativeFour reasons why you wait on the plane in SEA

Your plane has landed and you are ready to get off the plane, but you are still seated and waiting for a gate assignment. What is happening? Here are four reasons why you haven’t gotten off the plane yet.

Important Features at SEA Airport

DecorativeSpot Saver is here to stay at SEA

What’s better than waiting in line at the airport? Almost all! Find out how to reserve your spot in the safety line with SEA Spot Saver. And what other travelers have to say about it.

DecorativeTo help! I lost something at the airport

Losing your belongings at the airport is scary. SEA Airport is here to help. Follow these four steps to find your items in no time.

DecorativeSEA Airport Train User Guide

Rushing through the airport to find your gate is never fun, and SEA Airport’s train system saves you the trouble. From travel tips, information on airline concourses and, of course, a map, this blog has everything you need to know to take the train in SEA.

DecorativeWhy do I take a bus to get to my plane?

Did you board or leave your plane using a shuttle? Learn about ground boarding, when you’ll use it, and why it benefits the growing SEA airport.

DecorativeEverything you ever wanted to know about the light rail link to SEA Airport

Every day around 6,000 people use the airport station on the Link Light Rail. Get answers to all your questions about the airport train station, accessibility and cost, and how to get to the airport terminal.

DecorativeFour facts about human trafficking in Washington

The Port of Seattle is a national leader in combating human trafficking at its marine and airport facilities. Learn more about human trafficking in our state and how you can join the fight.


DecorativeFive Quick Facts About Ocean Freight

Sea freight contributes enormously to keeping our region’s economy afloat. But what do you know about maritime traffic? Here are five quick and fun facts about exports and port infrastructure.

DecorativeFive quick facts about commercial fishing

You know Seattle is the best when it comes to seafood. But did you know that the seafood industry is more than just an anachronism? It has been a thriving industry and a source of income for our region for over 100 years? Read five fast facts about commercial fishing at the Port of Seattle.

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