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January 29, 2015 at 3:16 PM

Sold at Sea-Tac Airport: $24,000 bottle of cognac and 84,000 massages

Sea-Tac Airport had record passenger numbers in 2014.  And some of those  nearly 37.5 million passengers made some eye-popping purchases, including a $24,000 bottle of Remy Martin cognac, said the Port of Seattle. Among the other offbeat statistics from a year in the life of Sea-Tac: – Relax:  The airport’s Massage Bar performed 84,000 different massages…

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January 29, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Record passenger numbers at Sea-Tac Airport in 2014

Sea-Tac Airport handled a record number of passengers last year, nearly 37.5 million, the Port of Seattle said Thursday. That’s a 7.7 percent increase from 2013, making Sea-Tac the fastest-growing large hub airport in the U.S., the port said. “The total 2014 passenger figure of 37,497,941 beat the previous record set in 2013 of 34,826,741 –…

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January 27, 2015 at 10:13 AM

Free in-flight movies, TV shows extended for Alaska passengers

There’s no free lunch for most air travelers, but Alaska Airlines passengers will keep getting free  in-flight entertainment for their electronic devices for two more months, the carrier said Tuesday . “All content, including premium movies and TV shows, will be complimentary through March 31, 2015,”  Alaska said (its  free trial began in December). Beginning April…

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January 26, 2015 at 10:11 AM

Body of hiker found in Olympic National Park

The body of a  hiker missing since late December  has been found in Olympic National Park.  Here’s the word Monday morning from park authorities: “Searchers, aided by several dog teams, yesterday (Sunday)  located and recovered the body of missing hiker James Thomas Griffin in very rugged terrain near the Boulder Creek trailhead.  Griffin, 60, of Port…

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January 21, 2015 at 4:50 PM

Shipping container to sprawling mansion: Where you could sleep for Super Bowl

For every Super Bowl, the hotel rates in the host city go sky-high as tens of thousands of fans flood the town. Here’s a look at what’s happening to lodging rates in Phoenix, which hosts the big game on Feb. 1 between the Seahawks and Patriots. (And yes, you could book all these places as…

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January 20, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Who’s spending what on Super Bowl tickets

Seahawk fans are flying high and spending big for Super Bowl tickets. Here’s a statistical look at ticket sales from the NFL Ticket Exchange (the official NFL ticket-resale agency) as of Tuesday afternoon: Currently on NFLTixExchange: • Average SALES Price = $3,512 • Median SALES Price = $3,213 • High SALES price = $10,725 (section 130of the stadium) • Get-In LIST…

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January 19, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Go south with the Hawks: Flights and lodging for Super Bowl

For Seahawks fans it’s a dream come true — the Super Bowl in balmy Phoenix. Then there’s the nightmare part: Airfares and hotels prices have soared for the Feb.  1 Super Bowl. And a game ticket cost $2,655 to $13,407 on the NFL ticket exchange on Monday. For those who want to splurge and go south…

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December 9, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Santa Claus around the world — in photos

Santa Claus is showing up everywhere this time of year, running, surfing, diving, motorcycling and sometimes even going to the dogs. Here’s a look, in pictures, at Santas worldwide.  We’ll keep adding photos of Santa’s travels, so do revisit.               A diver dressed as Santa swims with the fish  at an aquarium in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn…

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November 26, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Alaska Airlines boosts mileage bonuses

Fighting with mileage plans? Alaska Airlines announced improvements to its frequent-flier program Wednesday, with increased mileage bonuses especially for passengers who buy its  more expensive fares.  It comes as Delta Air Lines and Alaska continue to compete for the Seattle market,  with Delta steadily adding  flights to traditional Alaska-dominated destinations and turning Sea-Tac Airport  into a…

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November 24, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Snow close, but Crystal can’t quite open yet for skiing, boarding

Crystal Mountain, Washington’s biggest ski and snowboarding area,  can’t set an opening day yet because of  warmer temperatures, howling winds and rain forecast for this week. The slopes got some nice snow on the weekend, but Tuesday and Wednesday weather, with winds expected to be 50 mph, have prevented ski managers from saying they can open…

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