The first flights between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Europe were offered by Pan Am. Starting in 1961, the airline operated non-stop flights to London, England. In 1966, Scandinavian Airlines started the first non-stop flights to mainland Europe. Several airlines now connect Seattle with airports across Europe, including Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).
Delta flights to Amsterdam
Delta Air Lines has daily flights between Seattle and Amsterdam. The airline typically uses its Airbus A330-300 aircraft on the route. Delta One, the airline’s business class service, is available on the A330s. Travellers can also opt for the airline’s premium economy product, Delta Comfort+. Main Cabin seating are is also available.
Delta’s non-stop flight from Seattle to Amsterdam is 9 hours and 45 minutes. The overnight flight departs Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in the afternoon and arrives the following day in Schiphol Airport. Travelling from the Netherlands, the return flight to the United States is 10 hours and 11 minutes.
Connecting flights with Delta
Delta and its partners offer several connecting flights to Amsterdam. While these flights are longer than the airline’s non-stop service, they offer travellers additional options in terms of price and departure time.
Some of the quickest connecting flights are offered by Virgin Atlantic and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines through London’s Heathrow Airport. The flight from Seattle to Amsterdam via London is approximately 12 hours and 25 minutes. Air France also operate flights to Amsterdam via Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.
Delta also has connecting flights through its other hub airports, including New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, and Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport. These flights are generally 13 hours and 30 minutes or longer.
Alternative flights from Seattle to Amsterdam
Several airlines operate connecting flights between Seattle and Amsterdam. Icelandair offers one of the quickest options. The airline’s flight from Seattle to Amsterdam lasts about 12 hours and 5 minutes with a layover in Reykjavik.
United Airlines connects the two cities with a change in Chicago O’Hare International Airport, while Air Canada operates flights through its hub Toronto Pearson International Airport. Other options include American Airlines via Philadelphia, Lufthansa via Frankfurt, and British Airways via London’s Heathrow Airport. These connecting flights to Amsterdam are around 13 hours or longer.