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  Welcome to the AMC Seattle - Tacoma International Gateway.
Our flights service bases in Japan, Korea and Guam exclusively. 


At this time, Space-Available travel restrictions have been rescinded. Travel is open to all eligible travelers in categories I-VI.  Exception to Policy (ETP) letters are NO LONGER required. 
Space-Available passengers are responsible for checking travel restrictions of the destination/country traveling to or through.  Please check the State Embassy Pages, Country Clearance Page, etc. to ensure within travel guidelines. 

XpressCheck will be conducting Rapid-PCR Test in the SeaTac Airport next to Baggage Claim number 9.

Will be open 0230 for most flights.

Click here for more information.


**** CURRENT AS OF 05 OCTOBER 2022 0700L****



All AMC Passengers must arrive movement ready.  Passengers must have a physical copy of current travel orders for AMC to keep.  Passengers must be in compliance with country COVID and travel requirements, please review your travel page below.  Passengers who are not movement ready may be denied travel. 

Passengers traveling via Space-Available travel must have a physical copy of all travel documents (leave paperwork, Space-A travel letter, and/or EML forms).

Please note, face masks are still required on DoD Aircrafts. 

Duty Passengers
Duty passengers on Travel Orders are to check-in at the last six counters located on the ticketing level of the main terminal, next to HAWAIIAN AIRLINES. Counters open for check-in 6 hrs prior to departure. Duty passengers must be in line NO LATER THAN (NLT) **3 hrs 20 mins** prior to scheduled departure. Those passengers who arrive after the NLT time will be re-directed to Customer Service for further re-booking information or as PCS orders instruct.  Please see our 30 Day Schedule below for "Counters Open" times.

Duty Standby & Space Available Passengers
Roll calls are conducted at the AMC ticket counter 3 hours prior to departure. Due to medical screening, it is recommended that passengers arrive approximately one or two hours prior to roll call time, in order to ensure time for processing.

Space Available seats are often limited, therefore, passenger planning and flexibility is key to Space Available travel.

Baggage Allowances
Passengers are reminded that baggage limitations are: 2 bags per individual, limited to 70 pounds max weight per bag and not to exceed the dimensions of 62 linear inches. Passengers may have one carry-on bag and one personal item, that must fit under any aircraft seat.  Passengers traveling on orders with excess baggage will be charge $125 per extra bag.  

We are committed to providing you the best possible service. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns during your visit.


Travel and COVID requirements are based upon the country you are traveling to and change frequently. 
Please select the country you are traveling to below for current travel requirements.

Click for travel info to:  KOREA
Click for travel info to:  JAPAN
Click for travel info to:  GUAM



If you are flying AMC out of Seattle, we ask you ensure your kennel is within 8.5"H x 16"W x 20"L according to AMC guidance.  Additionally, your pet must be able to stand-up and turn around inside the kennel.  Anything out of those dimensions, your pet will be unable to fly in-cabin.


If members are on Genesis at home station and need to access their COVID results they MUST use the Genesis Patient Portal ( not the Tricare Portal.  There is a known issue with the two portals not talking.  If the members are still on AHLTA/CHCS then they will be able to access through their Tricare Portal.

Click the red COVID banner at the top of the page for information regarding local testing options.  Japan passengers under the age 2 are exempt from testing.  Korea passengers under the age 6 are exempt from testing.  Please see Official Travel notice by clicking the country you are traveling to above for full information on current COVID and travel guidelines.

As of 10 July, 2022, Currently Space Available/Tourist travel to Japan is suspended by the Japanese Government. The only individuals authorized entry into Japan are: US Government/Military stationed in Japan under SOFA status, Permanent Residents of Japan, Approved Official Tours in Japan with a Tour Guide, or an approved Visa through the Japanese Consulate or Embassy.

Please check this page often.  Updates will be listed as soon as available.  This message will only change if there are further updates to provide.  Our website is the best place to confirm flight status and travel updates.  ______________________________________________________________________________________


There is no way to predict the chances of being selected as Space-Available passenger.

Many of our flights are fully booked or close to fully booked.  However, we have never had 100% of our passengers show for a flight.  Within the pandemic, we have passengers who arrive that are denied travel due to not being travel ready (i.e. incorrect/insufficient paperwork, incorrect COVID test, incorrect passport/visa, etc.).  We also have seen a high number of passengers who have been advised to arrive at our terminal without a confirmed seat to attempt Standby travel, which takes priority over Space-Available travel.  There are many other factors that play into passenger selection such as: weight allowances, weather, how many passengers mark present for the flight, much of this information is not known until the roll call time.

At this time, Space Available passengers can only be marked present at the ticketing counter during our processing hours.  Processing hours are notated on our 72hr/30 Day Schedule.  You must be marked present no later than 15 minutes prior to roll call.  All passengers must have completed the required medical screening and be travel ready prior to being marked present.  Selection is based upon your travel category and the date and time of your sign up.

To request a sign up, you would email a copy of your travel documentation to:

Active duty members need to be within their chargeable leave dates in order to sign-up. We will need to see a copy of your leave paperwork, EML form and any other necessary documents.

Dependents will need to present a copy of their Space-Available travel letter and EML form (if using)..


AMC SeaTac Gateway - SeaTac
17801 International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98158

24 Hour Flight Recording
(253) 982-0555
DSN: 382-0555

Service Counter
(253) 982-3504
DSN: 382-3504

Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and evenings on nights of departures.

Office:  Baggage Claim level, between carousels 4 and 5.
Ticketing Counter:  Ticketing level, last counter near Hawaiian Airlines. 

Ticketing Counter is only open during flight processing hours.


AMC Travel

USO NW SeaTac Phone:
(206) 246-1908