In Seattle, it is common to request a transition over KSEA by asking for either the "Bremerton Transition" or "Kent Transition" (depending on what direction you're travelling). I learned these names from my CFI & have used them with no problem, but I've noticed that on the Seattle TAC they are referenced as Seahawk/Mariner Transition, which refer to which runway numbers to overfly rather than direction (personally, I've never heard these referred to on the radio).
Obviously, "Bremerton" transition refers to transitioning to Bremerton, but I'm curious if this is some agreed-upon lingo or just convention. Could I just as easily ask for a "Port Orchard" transition?
If I were in an unfamiliar area, could I request a transition by referring to any location on the opposite side of the airspace? For example, if I wanted to transition PDX airspace could I request a "Hillsboro Transition"?
Sidenote: I personally love transitioning KSEA. If you haven't done it & are in the area, pick a busy day and request a transition. It's pretty impressive to see the large commercial flights landing right below you. On a non-busy evening, I've heard rumor you can even request a stop\go on 16R