I'm flying SNA-SEA-EWR on Alaska with a two-hour layover. No guests. Never been to SEA before, and I wonder:
1. Am I right in thinking the people mover is a very fast way to get around airside? I'm not sure which terminal I'll be arriving in or leaving from. Nerdwallet suggests it might be any of C, D, or N.
2. How crowded are the lounges? (Including Cent, The Clubs, Alaska Lounges...excluding Delta since I'm flying Alaska.)
3. How frequently do The Clubs and Alaska Lounges refuse Priority Pass during otherwise valid hours due to crowding? How's their free food?
I don't think it's relevant as I expect I'd stay airside at SEA, but I have added my KTN to the reservation.
I will do more research (including FT), and I may just go right to my gate, but I just figured I'd see if any Sea-Tac regulars could help me.
OK So most of seatac doesnt use 'people movers' (I think your talking about the trains right?) at all. Concourses A,B,C, and D are all part of the main terminal. The trains are only for the North (N) or South (S) satellites, which are separate buildings. But theyre all airside, you dont ever go outside of security to get to the other concourses. South satellite is mainly used for international flights. N was used by United for decades but will soon be used by Alaska after its renovation is complete. Theres kind of a mall in whats called the Central Terminal with restaurants and stores. Go hang out in the Central Terminal, thats what most everybody does. It has windows to the runways.
I recently flew through SEA and it was awesome! As chrismeyers2k1 mentioned the Central Terminal has massive windows overlooking the runways and it also has a great food court - it was super fun to watch planes take off while eating some dinner.
It was an easy walk to and from the Concourse C - yes, my arrival and departing flights were both in the same concourse, but venturing out to the Central Terminal was definitely worth it.