Seattle Sea-Tac Airport (SEA)
Facilities and Services
(Seattle, Washington - WA, USA)
Within the Central Terminal at Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is a taste of the city, with a 'street' lined with shops and eateries, as well as public art and views across the airfield itself. Well-lit by natural light, via a huge glass curtain wall, the terminal boasts a dozen public art commissions, including a centerpiece of almost 3,000 small sculptures within the Pacific Marketplace.
There are also two Satellite Terminals (North and South) which serve a large number of American and international flights. The main terminal is connected to the Satellite terminals by a convenient subway train system.
The terminal building serves many different airlines, with a Delta Sky Club recently opened within the South Satellite. In the North Satellite, the Seattle Seahawks 12 Club is a good place to come for a bite to eat. Look out for the replica model of the record-breaking 'Rutan Model 76 Voyager' plane (famous for flying around the world on one tank of fuel), loaned by the Museum of Flight.
Bars, Cafés and Restaurants
There are many different places to eat at the Sea-Tac Airport, being spread around the four concourse areas (A, B, C and D), as well as the North and South Satellites, and both the pre-security tickets and baggage claim areas within the main terminal. Popular eateries include the Great American Bagel Bakery, Manchu Wok, the Mountain Bar Room, Quiznos, Runaway Grill and Seattle's Best Coffee. Burger King and Starbucks are also onsite, while in the Central Terminal area is a food court, with Maki of Japan, Pallino Pastaria and Wendy's restaurants.
Shops, Duty-Free and Retail Outlets
Seattle Airport has good shopping facilities located in the main terminal building and within the South Satellite terminal. Shops include, Borders Books, Club Jet Duty Free, Discover Puget Sound, Hudson Booksellers, Hudson News (almost 20 outlets), InMotion Entertainment, Made in Washington, Rosetta Stone, Tech on the Go and World Passage.
Currency Exchange, Communications and Banking Facilities
Currency exchange at Sea-Tac comes in the form of Travelex Currency Exchange bureaus, based in Concourse A, the South Satellite and the ticketing area of the Main Terminal - pre-security (close to the exit) from Concourse B, as well as Concourses C and D. With more than 15 ATM's located the terminal and concourse areas, you won't have far to look if you are in need of dollars. Other related facilities include post boxes, parcel services and public telephones, as well as some change machines (dollar bills to coins).
Business and Conference Facilities
Tel: +1 206 241 1501
Sited in Concourse C, Regus Business Centers Express feature individual workstations, phone and laptop chargers, batteries, a number of handheld devices and headphones. Right next door, the Massage Bar may be of interest if you are a little stressed and in need of relaxation.
Passenger with special needs are well accommodated, with a huge number of amenities and services on offer. These range from curbside assistance, adapted restrooms, wheelchairs (via each airline), TDD enabled phones, special parking spaces, elevators and lowered drinking fountains, suitable for wheelchair users.
Other facilities at SEA include Internet-enabled telephones, 'Send It Home' kiosks, interpreters, emergency services, and a luggage and frozen storage service, located within the baggage reclaim area. As you walk through the airport, you can also enjoy a selection of art installations, including modern glass sculptures, large contemporary canvasses, mosaic columns and photography exhibits.