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May 21, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Dealing with holiday-travel crowds at Sea-Tac Airport

The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer travel season.  Here’s what you can expect if you’re flying out of Sea-Tac Airport this holiday weekend: Friday will be the busiest day at the airport, with more than 100,000 passengers expected to go through the airport, says the Port of Seattle. (That’s a fairly typical number for…

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May 23, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Get ready for Memorial Day travel crush

You will have lots of company if you’re driving somewhere this Memorial Day weekend, in Washington and beyond. And thanks to the bridge collapse on Interstate-5 at Mount Vernon on Thursday, travel from the Seattle area to the San Juan Islands or Vancouver, B.C., just got much more complicated. Almost 35 million Americans will be traveling this…

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