Flights operated by JAL depart from and arrive at South Satellite.

Updated: 2023/12/11


Temporary suspension of self-service check-in , Kiosk

From December 12th , 2023 , Self-service check-in,Kiosk is temporarily suspended , due US government order.
Passengers are kindly advised to go to check-in counter or check in online.
We deeply apologize for all the inconvenience .



Arrival flow


Baggage Claim


Immigration / Customs


Flights operated by JAL will arrive at South Satellite.

Arrival procedures

Baggage Claim

Please pick up your checked-in baggage before Immigration/Customs


Documents required for entry
Required documents Description

Japan is an eligible country under the United States Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
Japanese passport holders are permitted to enter the country without a visa provided that the duration of stay is up to 90 days, and the purpose of travel is tourism or business. (However, an ESTA application must be made beforehand.)

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Depending on the purpose of visit (study, work, etc.), a visa or additional documentation may be required. Please contact the US Embassy for further information.
(Example: A visa and supplementary documentation (I-20) are required if the purpose of the visit is study.)
US permanent residents and conditional permanent residents must show their permanent resident or conditional permanent resident cards (Green Card/I-551).

  • *Please note: If you are traveling after April 1, 2016 with ESTA on the Visa Waiver Program, it is essential that you are in possession of an IC passport. If you do not have an IC passport, you will need to apply for a visa.

A machine-readable passport (MRP) or an IC passport (IC chipped) valid until the date of return to your home country.

Customs declaration form Not Required
A return airline ticket or e-ticket Required


Inspections is carried out at the same time as Immigration. If you have any items to declare, please declare them to an official.


Prior reservation is necessary if you wish to bring your pet, as the transportation environment within the aircraft needs to be prepared.

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Please also be sure to check with the embassy or quarantine station at your destination for animal quarantine information such as import restrictions and required documentation.


Departure flow




Security check


Flights operated by JAL will depart from S gates in South Satellite.

Departure regulations


Check-in opens 3 hours prior to departure.
Check-in should be done 60 minutes before departure.Please note that you may not be accepted for your flight after 60 minutes before flight departure.
Please go to JAL check-in counters in Central Terminal to carry out check-in procedures.

Security check

Your carry-on baggage will be examined, and there will be a check for liquids in your possession.

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Passengers listed below on flight operated by JAL are eligible to use Priority security lane ("Premium Lane") in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
-Business Class, JMB Diamond / JGC Premier / JMB Sapphire, oneworld Emerald members


You do not have to go through Immigration when departing the United States.


There is no customs inspection when departing from the United States.


British Airways/Terraces Lounge

The lounge is located after security check. After go through security, take a shuttle link bound for South Satellite. After arrival of South Satellite, go up stairs to the departure gate by escalator. British Airways/Terraces Lounge is located above the departure gate where you can access by stairs or elevators.

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