Air Mobility Command Seattle-Tacoma International Gateway

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, there, 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 September at 1130L*** 

All flights are on schedule.

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: This temporary exception, i.e., allowing official travel on a Regular Passport with memorandum (in lieu of a SIP), will expire on 30 September 2021. Effective 01 October 2021, official travel must be conducted with a SIP.   

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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 

Official and leave travel to Japan will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All travelers inbound to Japan, age 2 and older, must receive a negative viral test (PCR or Antigen) within 72 hours of departure on the international leg of their trip 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.

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

Travel to Korea 

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 result issues within 72 hours of departure.
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 3 hardcopies of the Negative test: The original + 2 copies.

Travel to Guam

Official and leave travel to Guam will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 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.

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.  

We apologize for the inconvenience of any delay and appreciate your patience.  Many of our flights have been affected by the Humanitarian Missions running out of Afghanistan.  Updates are posted as soon as available to us. 

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72-Hour SCHEDULE

30-Day SCHEDULE

USO-NW Hours of Operation

 

The USO NW is under construction

It has temporarily been relocated to the 1st floor of the SeaTac Parking Garage in the Cruise Ship waiting area: 

Take Elevator to the Parking Level.

Cross the Sky Bridge to the Parking Garage.

Find the Purple Elevators and go to  1st Floor of the Parking Garage.

Find the Entrance to the Purple Stairwell.

Inside Stairwell Entrance is the doorway to USO’s temporary location.

Temporary hours of operation are: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Open at 1600.  Closes the following morning at 0400. 

Frequently Asked Questions

PET TRAVEL INFORMATION

Space A E-mail Sign up

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)

Contact Information

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.

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AMC Travel Page

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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