Welcome to the AMC Seattle - Tacoma International Gateway.

Our flights serve bases in Japan, Korea and Guam exclusively. 

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.

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.

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

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***Current as of 17 Jan 2022 @ 0700L***

*** Please check back often, if updates occur they will post here as soon as available ***

This message will only update if there are changes or updates to provide. 

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OFFICIAL TRAVEL TO KOREA

***Update for travel to Korea as of 01 Sep 2021*** 

Starting September 1, 2021, all DoD Civilians, Contractors and Family Members, traveling to the Republic of Korea must have a valid visa or an approved Korea - Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) prior to entering the country, unless already in possession of a valid Korean visa. The entry requirements for Service Members on official travel (PCS, TDY, etc.) will remain the same, using the Common Access Card and travel orders.

What is a K-ETA? The K-ETA is an electronic travel authorization that visa-free eligible foreign visitors need to obtain before entering Korea, by submitting an application with relevant information online.

You must apply for the K-ETA at least 24 hours prior to boarding a flight or ship bound for Korea. There is a 10,000 KRW (approximately $9-$10 USD) non-refundable fee that must be paid, even if the application is denied. You can apply at: https://www.k-eta.go.kr/portal/apply/index.do.

 

OFFICIAL TRAVEL TO JAPAN & KOREA

***Update for travel to Japan and Korea as of 28 Jun 2021*** DoD Civilians and Eligible Family Members on official travel must have either a Special Issuance Passport (SIP) or, as a temporary measure, a memorandum from a DoD Passport Agent stating the SIP application was submitted prior to departure from the point of origin. The memorandum must identify each applicant, date of submission, country of travel for PCS/TDY/TAD and DoD VPAS ID. For a limited time, boarding a flight while on official travel status with a Regular (blue tourist) Passport is permissible ONLY with such a memo, which is to be presented to boarding officials, upon request.

NOTE: ATTENTION: EXTENSION TO TEMPORARY USE OF A REGULAR PASSPORT IN LIEU OF SPECIAL ISSUANCE PASSPORT FOR OFFICIAL TRAVEL. THIS TEMPORARY EXCEPTION ORIGINALLY SET TO EXPIRE ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2021 HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 31 MARCH 2022.

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ATTENTION PASSENGERS WITH IN-CABIN PET RESERVATIONS

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.

COVID INFORMATION

Covid-19 test results must be in hardcopy format, unless otherwise specified below.
Handwritten test are NOT accepted.

Travel to Japan ***HOT! HOT! HOT! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - UPDATED 08-JAN-2022***

Official and leave travel to Japan will be considered on a case-by-case basis, consideration for this and exception to travel lies with the first O-6 or higher in the travelers chain of command. All travelers inbound to Japan, 2 years and older (REGARDLESS of Vaccination Status), MUST receive a negative viral test (PCR or Antigen) within 72 hours of departure from SEATAC., with the following exceptions:
1) SOFA status travelers who have fully recovered from a laboratory-confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 infection within the previous 90 days.
2) SOFA members (fully vaccinated OR age 5 and under) unable to receive a COVID-19 test within 3 days of their travel. (Requires an ETP from the first O-6 or higher in their chain of command)

For your test, time zones must be taken into account. SeaTac is in the Pacific Standard Time zone.

Travelers recovered from COVID-19 infection must receive clearance from a health care provider or public health official and maintain a copy of the clearance letter in their possession during travel.  Written documentation from treating physician must indicate:  date of symptoms onset, traveler has recovered, travelers personal identifiers (i.e. name, birth date, DoD ID) must match other travel documentation, must be signed and on letterhead containing name, address, and phone number of licensed healthcare provider or public health official stating passenger is cleared for travel.   Must be accompanied with proof of COVID-19 positive results. 

Acceptable Covid-19 result formats for Japan: Hardcopy, Digital

For SOFA members, flying via MILAIR or Patriot Express, who are fully vaccinated or age five (5) and under, unable to receive a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of travel, may request an exception to policy (ETP) from the first O-6 in their chain of command. 

ETP correspondence must identify the travelers unable to test and the reason a test was not possible. If an ETP is granted, member will be restricted to his/her domicile or residence in Japan until in receipt of the first negative COVID-19 test.

Travel to Korea 

***HOT! HOT! HOT!***

Travelers must provide a negative PCR test result.  Effective 20 Jan 2022, the testing must have been performed, and a negative result certificate must have been issued within 48 hours before the departure date. 

Effective 07-Jan-2022

All travelers inbound to South Korea, age 6 and older, must receive a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure on the international leg of their trip.
Proof of a negative COVID-19 test must be presented to airline personnel when a passenger boards an aircraft. Boarding will not be permitted for passengers without a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure.
COVID-19 test MUST be taken NO EARLIER THAN 72 hours prior to scheduled departure from SeaTac.
The test certification document must be in hardcopy form issued in English or Korean. If it cannot be issued in either language, a supplemental translated version certifying the translation should be submitted along with the original test result. 
The test needs to be a viral Nucleic Acid Detection test (such as PCR or LAMP).
The test result document MUST include:
1) Travelers full name
2) Date of birth (passport number or DODID number is acceptable in lieu of DOB)
3) Type of Test (i.e. must state the test is a PCR or LAMP or other Viral Nucleic Acid Detection test type)
4) Date & Time Collected
5) Name of the laboratory or institution that issue the test result.

The test result should be submitted to the quarantine authorities upon their arrival in the ROK. 
For your test, time zones must be taken into account. SeaTac is in the Pacific Standard Time zone.

Travelers must have a hardcopy of the Negative test.

Travel to Guam

Official and leave travel to Guam will be considered on a case-by-case basis, consideration for this and exception to travel lies with the first O-6 or higher in the travelers chain of command. All travelers inbound to Guam must receive a negative viral test (PCR or Antigen) within 72 hours of scheduled departure with the following exceptions:
1) SOFA status travelers who are fully vaccinated.
2) SOFA status travelers who have fully recovered from a laboratory-confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 infection within the previous 90 days.

For your test, time zones must be taken into account. SeaTac is in the Pacific Standard Time zone.

Fully vaccinated travelers are those individuals who are 14 days post-completion of COVID-19 vaccination with an FDA-authorized vaccine and meet all the CDC criteria for the specific vaccine administered. Such individuals must maintain proof of vaccination and be prepared to show said proof prior to being allowed on the aircraft.

Travelers recovered from COVID-19 infection must receive clearance from a health care provider or public health official and maintain a copy of the clearance letter in their possession during travel.  Written documentation from treating physician must indicate:  date of symptoms onset, traveler has recovered, travelers personal identifiers (i.e. name, birth date, DoD ID) must match other travel documentation, must be signed and on letterhead containing name, address, and phone number of licensed healthcare provider or public health official stating passenger is cleared for travel.   Must be accompanied with proof of COVID-19 positive results. 

Acceptable Covid-19 result formats for Guam: Hardcopy, Digital

Other Info

If members are on Genesis at home station and need to access their COVID results they MUST use the Genesis Patient Portal (https://myaccess.dmdc.osd.mil/) 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.  Fully vaccinated passengers to Japan may present proof of vaccination in lieu of COVID test.  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 above for full information on current COVID and travel guidelines.

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.  

 

Chances of Space-Available Travel

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 mark present at the ticketing counter during our processing hours.  Our processing hours are notated on our 30 Day Schedule.  You must be marked present no later than 15 minutes prior to roll call.  All passengers must be at the ticketing counter to mark present to complete required medical screening.  Selection process is based upon your category and then the date and time of your sign up.

At this time, Space-Available travel is only authorized to those with a Humanitarian or Hardship reason Exception to Policy (ETP) signed by an O-6 or higher (or equivalent). To request a sign up, you would email a copy of your travel documentation to: Seattle.Gateway@us.af.mil.


Active duty members need to be within their chargeable leave dates. We will need to see a copy of your leave paperwork, EML form (if using), and your ETP signed by an O-6 or higher (or equivalent).


Dependents will need to email us a copy of their Space-Available travel letter, EML form (if using), and your ETP signed by an O-6 or higher (or equivalent).

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The USO NW has reopened!

They are located on the Mezzanine level of the airport pre-security.

Temporary hours of operation:  

Open at 1200.  Closes the following morning at 0400. 

Due to volunteers; they will be open on our regular flight nights (Mon/Wed/Sat) and try to be open on irregular flight nights.

Click Here to Sign-up for Space Available Travel.

Sponsor's E-mail must include: Name, Rank, and Service affiliation; Social Security number is not mandatory.

NOTE: All dependents traveling with the sponsor must be identified by name (Social Security or passport number is optional)

All documents must be included in the e-mail. (ex: Leave Paperwork, ETP, EML, Command Sponsorship memoes, etc).

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

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

Service Counter
Comm: 
(253) 982-3504
DSN: 382-3504
Fax: (253) 982-3243
DSN Fax: 382-3243
Email: seattle.gateway@us.af.mil

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

AMC Gram (Additional Information/Contacts)

For additional AMC Travel information to include Space Available categories, baggage allowances, dependent travel example letters, frequently asked questions and a complete listing of all AMC terminals please visit the AMC travel website here.

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