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December 12, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Flying for the holidays? Don’t miss these survival tips for Sea-Tac Airport

An entertainer dressed as a Christmas tree brings a guffaw to a holiday traveler at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. (photo by Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times, 2010) Here’s a roundup from the Port of Seattle of useful information and tips to help travelers navigate Seattle-Tacoma International Airport during the holiday rush: BUSIEST TRAVEL DAYS Listed in order of passenger…

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November 19, 2014 at 11:02 AM

How to cope with Thanksgiving crowds at Sea-Tac (and get a parking deal)

Be ready for lines at Sea-Tac Airport during Thanksgiving travel. (Ken Lambert, Seattle Times file photo.) Flying out of Sea-Tac Airport for Thanksgiving? You’ll join more than 600,000 passengers who will be going through the airport during the Thanksgiving holiday week, says the Port of Seattle which runs the airport. Here’s how to cope with the crowds…

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November 26, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Where are Puget Sounders driving for Thanksgiving? Here’s top 5 list (and when they’re going)

A milepost sign points to destinations around the world from Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, the destination topping the list in an AAA survey of Thanksgiving holiday trips for motorists in Western Washington. (photo by Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)

A milepost sign points to destinations around the world from Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland. Portland topped the list in an AAA survey of Thanksgiving holiday destinations for motorists in Western Washington. (photo by Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)

AAA of Washington travel counselors report that top destinations for Western Washington motorists this Thanksgiving holiday — in addition to grandmother’s house — are:

  1. Portland
  2. Oregon Coast (including Cannon Beach, Lincoln City)
  3. Victoria, B.C.
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