Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Alaska Airlines, Delta and Korean Air have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Vancouver Intl to Seattle/Tacoma Intl. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Vancouver Intl to Seattle/Tacoma Intl.
Most visitors from Vancouver need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Seattle. Citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States, certain family members, and other individuals who meet specified exceptions, will be allowed to enter the United States.
Please find all the exceptions in the last proclamations.
Read more about travel restrictions for Seattle
Visitors from Vancouver are not required to quarantine after entering Seattle.
Visitors from Vancouver must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Seattle.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to Seattle: most visitors from Vancouver may enter Seattle but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
Passenger Disclosure and Attestation
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Masks: Recommended in public spaces and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
An average direct flight takes 0h 58m, covering a distance of 204 km.
There are 139 (direct) flights between Vancouver and Seattle per week, averaging 19 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Air Canada (C$ 133) and United Airlines (C$ 142), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Air Canada (C$ 197) and United Airlines (C$ 234).
Korean Air (2 times daily), KLM (2 times daily), Air Canada (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
For Vancouver to Seattle, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Seattle back to Vancouver, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Customer service was excellent"
Pros: "One of our baggage damaged. We reported to Alaska airline worker, she said wear and tear, they don't cover. we had to keep talking and took picture to made a claim."
Pros: "The flight delayed but the crew was really helping! Huge thank to the lady served in the economy class AS2239 on March 4th from Vancouver to Seattle. I was not able to catch the next flight without her helping."
Cons: "Cause the flight was canceled I have to call the airlines to get the refund, which not 100% refund, it makes me disappointed"
Pros: "Great crew, nice plane"
Cons: "More varieties of snacks"
Pros: "I liked that when due to a medical reason, I was able to be given the option of rebooking my flight even though there would be a penalty and extra charges and I would need to pay the difference."
Cons: "When I called to rebook my flight within the year and about 3 months in advance of the desired date, unfortunately Latam made multiple errors and also told me that rebooking flights only are eligible for more expensive flights. Even though there were other less expensive flights that I was able to find and see online, they insisted the only flight available had a price difference of $4,000+ dollars. the original ticket was around $550 so this was absurd. Not helpful at all, how frustrating."
Pros: "People were awesome."
Cons: "Coffee tasted burnt."
Cons: "It was about 85 degrees in the cabin"
Pros: "Great! Decent."
Cons: "Caused serious problems with our travel plans"
Cons: "No power outlets"
Cons: "Delayed. Flue season folks. If your sick just don’t travel!"
Cons: "Still haven't left and communication is poor"
Pros: "Love Alaska Airlines"
Pros: "The crew were very polite and helpful."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for an hour and no one could explain why."
Pros: "Clean aircraft, decent staff"
Cons: "Late takeoffs and delays both legs"
Cons: "Plastic water bottle! Not eco friendly?"
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Delayed, may of been beyond the pilots control. Scrambled seating arrangements."
Pros: "Everything and everyone was awesome"
Pros: "Pasco is just the best little airport! Very clean sand FASSSST security"
Pros: "Even though there was no TV screen in the headrest, we were all provided with IPads to view. The controls on the IPad were quicker than the in headset TV's. The seats were comfortable and we all received a flight packet that included a toothbrush, eye shades, ear plugs and a pair of socks for our comfort! Blankets and pillows were in our seats when we arrived."
Cons: "I missed being able to see our flight path. On a long flight it's difficult to keep track of where we are and now much longer we will be in the air without the flight tracker. My baggage was misplaced, so I was delayed by needing to fill out forms for lost luggage. Thankfully, it was located before I reached my connecting flight."
Cons: "No Free Meal"
Pros: "The plane had far more leg room than typical airlines which was a pleasant surprise. It was newer than most, the flight attendants were polite and accommodating and the ride was smooth!"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Flew Alaska air - Plenty of leg room and much more than any qantas domestic flight!"
Pros: "Seats are ok."
Cons: "The flight schedule was delayed two times."
Cons: "We can't get boarding pass in Taipei. Hence, we have to go through Canadian immigration process to obtain boarding pass, then enter US immigration zone for US immigration process before get on board."
Pros: "It was good"
Cons: "Can’t really think of anything"
Pros: "N/A. Because of bad weather on Vancouver Island, my flight to Vancouver was delayed two hours and I missed my 230p flight to Seattle. Alaska had no other flights available from Vancouver that would get me to San Diego and other later flights that day from other airlines were over booked. I stayed the night and flew out the next morning on a direct flight to San Diego. The flight was fine. The flight crew was nice, they offered us drinks and snacks and the air condition worked. The reason I included the AC is sometimes it doesn't work and that's miserable. There's not too much else to add."
Pros: "Friendly service"
Pros: "charging outlet"
Cons: "light delay. no service."
Cons: "I had booked my flight to take off at 2:30 PM, but when I checked into London Gatwick, my boarding pass given was 7:30 PM. Of course there's no Alaska desk so I couldn't ask anyone there. When I got to Vancouver, they said they weren't sure why I was bumped, but there were seats left on the plane. However, I had to go to the gate to change my flight because I had a checked bag. Got to the gate, and of course, it was sold out. And they told me they weren't sure if the 7:30 PM flight would be taking off. So I grabbed my bags, made my way via train/bus/hitchhiking across the American border where my dad picked me up. Never got a single reason why I was bumped in the first place."
Pros: "Small plane and short flight. Not too much to expect other than get there on time which they did"
Cons: "No complains"
Pros: "Flight attendants were quick and efficient during a medical emergency."
Cons: "We had two hard landings (in Seattle and again in Ontario - same crew) and hit turbulence coming in toward Ontario that literally forced a flight attendant to her knees in the aisle."
Pros: "The overhead bins seemed to have more space than usual for non-checked bags."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed and the flight was late. This was already an evening flight, so the delay meant that I missed the last public transit train once I was home and had to pay for a cab."
Pros: "My snowboard didn't make the connecting flight, customer service had it delivered to my house the very next morning."
Pros: "Flight was quick with wonderful views of the San Juan islands"
Cons: "content with everything on this flight."
Pros: "Great customer service! The crew was super patient with me and a flight issue I had"
Cons: "I never like the drinks offered on a plane."
Cons: "Bag full of very expensive ski stuff lost in Vancouver somewhere---hoping I get it back!"
Pros: "Smooth flight and easy app to handle"
Cons: "Kiosks couldn't read any of my travel documents. Even thought I checked in and about my luggage 24 hours in advance I had to form the line and check in for help."
Pros: "time of flight"
Cons: "The plane was tiny. Everyone had to check standard carry-on luggage"
Pros: "Bad attitude, no info, then annoyed when we asked them anything. All the passengers kept cool and calm. Staff was terrible."
Pros: "Alaska has always treated us well. I would recommend them anytime."
Pros: "Charging ports were helpful"
Cons: "Flights attendant was rude"
Pros: "The flight was quick and we arrived early. I had more seat room on this flight than on intercontinental planes. Very smooth landing, one of the best."
Cons: "No beverage service of any kind--trip was too quick!"
Pros: "arrived earlier"
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "no complains"
Pros: "Quick and convenient"
Cons: "Comfort and food was lacking"
Cons: "I wasn’t able to choose a seat"
Pros: "Smooth process, nice plane, amicable staff"
Cons: "Did not serve food."
Pros: "All good."
Pros: "Gavin at check in was so great!! Amazing and professional!! Great clear concise announcements!"
Pros: "Service was very good."
Cons: "I wish there were more food options"
Cons: "Lavatory was too small"
Cons: "Food options are terrible especially when you pay for them. Better quality needed"
Pros: "price efficiency"
Cons: "gate change last minute"
Cons: "Way too cramped. Only 1 washroom."
Cons: "Because of the discounted fare I was placed in rear seating at the very back of the plane and to change seats was to cost me $14"
Cons: "No information"
Pros: "On time, free coffee, free pretzels"
Cons: "Going home."
Cons: "Booked our seats 24 hours in advance and could not get seats together. Airline expects us to pay extra for reasonable expectations as that"
Pros: "The crew were very amiable and one member in particular was quite funny during the seat belt demonstration. First one I've paid attention to the entire time."
Cons: "Plane was freezing cold and seats were quite uncomfortable."
Pros: "Talia is an excellent stewardess—She takes good care of people"
Pros: "Haven't taken it yet"
Cons: "Well I'm not on the plane yet cause you left.me stuck in Vancouver"
Pros: "The low cost"
Cons: "That which comes with low cost, you get what you pay for"
Cons: "Woman in seat beside should have taken 2 seats"
Pros: "New plane was nice."
Cons: "Snacks offered"
Pros: "There was a cute doctor and someone made a joke about the movie Alive. That was funny."
Cons: "There was a sick lady and she wouldn't stop coughing. That was gross"
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Late departure"
Pros: "Some of the people who helped with wheelchair assistance for my dad were kind."
Cons: "1. I previously asked for wheelchair assistance for my father and when we dropped off our bags the agent said she would get someone and told us to sit in the waiting area. After five minutes no one came so I went to the assistance desk and they said they hadn't been informed so they sent someone right away. If I hadn't been there to ask, I don't know how long my mom and dad would have sat there. 2. The man who wheeled my dad to the gate was very nice and he said he arranged for all of us to sit together, which was nice because I wasn't able to sit with my parents since we weren't able to choose the same row when we booked. When we boarded, we found out that the seats hadn't been changed, and the person who previously booked the seat beside my parents refused to move so I sat in the row beside them. These problems were minor but they highlighted a lack of communication between staff and the attendant dealing with us wasn't the most friendly either. I used to fly westjet in the early days when I still lived in Canada and I've noticed that the level of service has gone down. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity and space to comment. Asunción Perez"
Pros: "I just love WestJet"
Cons: "Transferring between distant terminals in LAX was a pain. I'm glad that I had a long layover between flights to make the journey that required leaving and re-entering security."
Pros: "Not cold, not noisy aircraft"
Pros: "Landed 10 minutes early. Good landing in tough conditions"
Cons: "To the best of my knowledge I paid for a window seat on my trip to Montreal. It was the only option I elected to pay for, yet, I found myself in the middle seat. A personal life lesson we’ll learned and an experience to be remembered & considered, under advisement, on any future bookings."
Pros: "The people that work for WestJet are exceptional! I find everyone there is knowledge, helpful and happy. The last one is why I fly with WestJet. Its a real treat to be so well taken care of."
Pros: "I upgraded and that was definitely worth it."
Cons: "I don't like 2.5 hour flights in general. Just long enough to be annoying. But that has nothing to do with you and your airline."
Cons: "Not one complaint"
Pros: "The Pilot explained his Procedures thoroughly."
Cons: "Same as above."
Cons: "Being late into LA"
Cons: "Got there 2 minutes after check in closed and wouldn't let us fly"
Cons: "My luggage did not make it."
Cons: "Poor management and customer service."
Pros: "Smooth, friendly and cost effective."
Cons: "No entertain system"
Cons: "It was a little warm and stuffy while loading."
Pros: "Nice Staff. Easy process."
Cons: "cabin was too hot"
Pros: "Drinks and snacks several times! Lots of movies!"
Pros: "Comfy legroom (for someone who is 6'5") and comfortable seat."
Cons: "Late take off, late arrival at gate, late baggage delivery."
Pros: "Staff were very good"
Cons: "No frills flight, their booking and computer systems are not good."
Pros: "West jet is a clean and well run company"
Cons: "Tight seating"
Cons: "Be on time."
Pros: "Nostalgic plane ride"
Cons: "Use more modern plane for these short trips. No drinks offered due to turbulence. Old Bombardier plane had no way of storing carry-ons other than beneath seat, thus limiting leg space"
Cons: "if the Monitor would work and not 1 hr late"
Pros: "on time, comfortable (business class"
Cons: "Embarked late. Sat on runway for 30 minutes waiting to disembark. Missed ride to Eugene Or. Not happy."
Pros: "Roomier seats overall, the headrest screens and USB ports are great!"
Cons: "We paid extra for seats with more leg room and got the same as everyone else. Why the charge? Our departure was delayed. The plane had some sort of fragrance regularly coming thru the ventilation that irritated my sinuses and made me ill. The water for the only service on the flight (for coach anyway) was warm and tasted odd. Cabin temperature was too warm (multiple logical arguments can be made for cooler temps over warmer)"
Cons: "Air Canada needs to step up their game and get better in seat technology."
Pros: "My 15 minute nap"
Cons: "The male crew member seemed to be having a rough day."
Pros: "The movie selection was very good."
Cons: "The seat was kind of tight."
Pros: "Cheap air fares"
Cons: "Could not use airline websites to select seats due to using a third party agent like kayak. Had to call both Alaska Air and Air Canada before I could secure seats."
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "No vegetarian options"
Pros: "Inonized windows"
Cons: "English subtitles for movie collections"
Pros: "Service is good"
Cons: "Film selection is ok."
Pros: "Flight attendant was great"
Cons: "Overbooked flight. Only able to board because someone missed flight. Delayed flight by over 30 minutes."
Pros: "The new tinted windows are cool"
Pros: "CAs are very kind."
Cons: "CA skipped me for snack Last years trip to Japan I experienced same they skipped me. So, I try to bring own snack next time."
Pros: "I had room!"
Cons: "While booking the tickets I was told that my luggage will be checked in till my final destination but I had to collect them at Narita airport. I had to cancel my plans of sight seeing at Tokyo downtown due to this."
Cons: "Flight was about an hour late due to crew problems."
Pros: "It was fine. :-)"
Pros: "Crew friendly and helpful. Short flight. Great service (got a soda and pretzels on a 30 minute flight)"
Cons: "Small, worn plane."
Pros: "Short flight. Simple. Smooth."
Cons: "There was a short delay because crew was caught up in security."
Pros: "It was a very short flight, but with all the weather issues in Seattle at the time, they did everything they could to get us off on time (maybe even early) to avoid air traffic control delays."
Cons: "Plane delay due to passenger on cell phone before takeoff"
Pros: "nice screen, but need to bring your own earplugs or pay to get a pair. toilet was clean, seat was quite comfortable for economy class"
Cons: "the reading light from next seat passenger was disturbing me a lot, spotting on my head & arm and it was really warm.. no room to store bag below front seat"
Pros: "very pleasant"
Cons: "nothing really"
Pros: "Very fast."
Pros: "I flew Seattle to Vancouver to Montrail to Nice. Sept 2 2016 on the way home I flew Nice, Frankfort, Calgary to Seattle Sept 12, 2016"
Cons: "Food from McDonalds would have been 10 times better than food they served. I ate only 2 bites and it smelled bad and made me feel nautilus."
Pros: "Same plane as the one I flew on the way to Toronto. It's a really nice plane."
Pros: "Lovely crew."
Cons: "Seating is tight for anyone with long legs over 6 feet tall."
Pros: "Always seems to happen with some leg of an Air Canada flight....and they couldn't find my luggage, so delayed my boarding at Customs, too."
Cons: "Baggage misplaced"
Cons: "Movies and audio lacked currency, simply old and little variety."
Pros: "Comfortable plane!"
Pros: "Air Canada's cabin attendents make the journey bearable. Keep these people at all costs, becauae they are doing a fantastic job."
Cons: "I prefer the old-fashioned seatback monitor to rental ipads."
Cons: "Air Canada is terrible"
Pros: "Dreamliner was airy and pleasant. Large screens. Electric outlets"
Cons: "Need more E books and audio podcasts."
Cons: "The plane was up and down twice when it landfall."
Cons: "Bread dry and no choice . Fresh fruit would be refreshing"
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Quick boarding."
Cons: "Flight was delayed two hours due to maintenance issues"
Cons: "Friendlier service."
Cons: "They need to learn from asian airlines (specifically Thai Airways)"
Pros: "I finally arrived."
Cons: "More communication about delay and lost luggage."
Pros: "Love the ability to watch films on my device by way of United WiFi"
Cons: "Better snacks"
Cons: "Everything. We were incredibly delayed which happens but none of the staff knew what was happening. Different passengers were told different things and when we tried to ask questions they were far from helpful. It was not a good experience at all."
Pros: "Better staff"
Cons: "Still terrible"
Cons: "If the power outlet works reliably, it would be much better. The toilet was really small."
Cons: "Faster boarding"
Pros: "Boarding was well organized."
Cons: "Delayed departure about 20 minutes. No food for a 5 hour trip. (Knew in advance)."
Pros: "The fact that we actually left."
Cons: "Delayed and upset passengers. Bad breath from passengers circulating in the AC. FA we're okay nothing above and beyond."
Pros: "Everything was great except for the food."
Cons: "The hamburger bun was hard as a rock."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "It was great"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Service and flighr smooth"
Pros: "Take off and landing very good"
Pros: "I arrived safely."
Cons: "It's a zoo. It's a DIY of checking in and checking your bags in. No staff is around to help. You are on your own. Unorganized."
Cons: "Late late late. Had to run to get my connection. Not Uniteds fault though. SFO too busy. Will avoid in future."
Pros: "The two people that helped."
Cons: "That United had NO remorse for our inconvenience and offered NO compensations."
Pros: "Everyone and everything was great"
Cons: "30 min delays on both ends."
Cons: "Staff was not overly friendly and carried few smiles."
Pros: "Not much, except maybe the price."
Cons: "Rude ground staff (air staff were nice). Several delays and not organized at all."
Pros: "Cheap fare"
Pros: "Airport not crowded. Efficient boarding!"
Cons: "Staff was rude and it was some what ok"
Pros: "The morning cookie was good."
Cons: "It was dirty."
Pros: "No charging docks on plane as military duffle bag open with clothing hanging out on arrival ~ not sure if anything stolen but the threat is very real and it's unacceptable for military bags to be delivered in that manner"
Cons: "The cabin was too hot."
Cons: "Support for all Android platforms needs to be updated."
Pros: "Great service and food"
Cons: "Confusions on dates from Internet. Your site usually sets its own dates without confirming."
Cons: "Charge for tv!"
Pros: "Nothing much"
Cons: "Your refund or rescheduling policies."
Pros: "Was quick enough and on time."
Cons: "Please start charging obese customers more money for their tickets. Seat I was in had me squished because the other passenger was so big. Its not fair that I have to give up half of my seat."
Cons: "Having to pay for Internet sucks"
Cons: "They lost my suitcase."
Pros: "Same as above statement."
Cons: "Pilot landed the plane a little on the rough side. The Tarmac was definitely felt."
Cons: "Horrible overlay"
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "My luggage got lost! No water offered!"
Pros: "it was very comfortable"
Cons: "No room in the seating, nor in the overhead."
Pros: "same as above"
Pros: "I would like to have a movie for free"
Pros: "poor airline with bad time and no accomodation"
Pros: "Lining up in groups"
Airlines flying from Vancouver to Seattle have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Vancouver to Seattle