As Delta Air Lines keeps adding flights from Seattle, including some new routes announced Tuesday, Alaska Airlines points out that it’s still the dominant, hometown carrier. And that it’s expanding service substantially, too, from Sea-Tac Airport. “Alaska Airlines has been flying out of Seattle for more than half a century and we’re proud to…More
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Delta Air Lines is adding more flights from Seattle to popular beach and ski destinations, plus regional service to Spokane, as it keeps strongly expanding service at Sea-Tac Airport and continues to give regional powerhouse Alaska Airlines a run for the money. Delta plans to add service from Seattle to Maui plus to Cabo San…More
While cold weather continues to grip much of the nation, flight cancellations were few for travelers in and out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Tuesday.
A check of the airport’s website showed a half-dozen cancellations to or from Midwest and East Coast airports Tuesday. Southwest Airlines cancelled three flights, to and from Chicago. Jet Blue canceled a flight from Boston to Seattle, American canceled a flight from Chicago, and a United/Air Canada codeshare flight to Toronto was also grounded.
Monday, perhaps the worst recent day for travel, the airport had only 15 cancellations out of 850 scheduled flights, said Perry Cooper, airport spokesman. Sea-Tac has far more flights to and from West Coast destinations than to and fromMore
The good news for Seattle travelers: So far, local carrier Alaska Airlines has no flight cancellations Monday or Tuesday because of the deep freeze in other parts of the nation. Alaska even expects to make it in and out of Minneapolis, despite a forecast Monday high of 14 below, with a wind chill of -50 degrees F.
But just as college students have been trying to get back to school from winter break, harsh winter weather in the Midwest — on the heels of last week’s East Coast snowstorm — has crippled air travel across the country. More than 9,000 flights have been canceled over the last four daysMore
The Port of Seattle announced Tuesday that it will extend for three years its nine-month-old pilot program that brings Northwest artists to perform live music around the airport.
Cost of the program will be split between the Port and airport merchants. Dining and retail tenants have agreed to match port funding up toMore
There are some new things taking flight at Sea-Tac Airport – 500,000 honey bees.
In partnership with a Seattle non-profit, the airport has installed six hives on vacant land. Like most airports, Sea-Tac has a big buffer zone of undeveloped, open space (for safety and to mitigate the noise of plane take-offs and landings) that makes a perfect home for bees.
With honey bee populations in drastic decline in the U.S., using the airport vacant land made sense, said airport officials. They partnered withMore
You and 99,999 other passengers; that’s the averagel crowd on a summer day at Sea-Tac Airport. And it could be even busier this summer season, which traditionally begins Memorial Day weekend.
Last year the airport had a record 33.2 million passengers; this year it’s on track for another record-breaker, according to Sea-Tac Airport spokesman Perry Cooper.
For the Memorial Day weekend, the busiest days are expected to be Thursday, May 23, with 93,200 projected passengers and Friday, May 24, with 95,600 passengers. Then the passenger numbers surge in June through August toMore
If you’re flying American Airlines later today or tomorrow, including from Sea-Tac Airport, be ready for delays and cancellations as planes and crews will be out of place, thanks to a computer outage that grounded the carrier’s planes system-wide earlier today.
American said its computer system was repaired as of about 1.30 p.m. (Pacific time) but thousands of American Airlines customers were stranded at check-in counters, airport gates and aboard planes as the airline struggled to fix the problem that began earlier today.
Check your flight’s status before you go to the airport. American Airlines is not a major carrier at Sea-Tac Airport, but flights to Chicago and Dallas are affected, according to Flight Stats, an online tracking system. Here’s what American has posted on Twitter for affected travelers:
“Our systems have been fully restored, however we expect continued flight delays and cancellations throughout the remainder of the day. We have made several options available to our customers:More
Some 500 flights were canceled in Denver Tuesday morning as a snow-lashing storm moved across the nation’s midland, so expect ripple effects at Sea-Tac and airports across the nation. Temperatures in Denver plummeted from Monday’s 71 degrees to this morning’s low of 16, with a reported wind-chill effect of -14. Snow was lighter than expected…More
Sea-Tac Airport is doing something really right. It’s taken the top spot for on-time departures among the world’s busiest airports for the month of February with 91.18 percent of flights departing on time, according to FlightStats. How good was Sea-Tac’s grade? Very good. The average on-time departure performance among the top 35 international airports in February…More