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November 23, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Seattle U.S. attorney collects $6.9 million in cases

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Federal prosecutors in Seattle say they collected $6.9 million in criminal and civil cases in the 2014 fiscal year. Annette Hayes, the acting U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington, says federal authorities took in an additional $12.2 million in forfeited assets related to criminal activity. She says the collections show…

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Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: Alaska Airlines, Annette Hayes, Federal Aviation Administration

November 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Sawant spends five hours in jail and continues $15 wage push

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant said Thursday that even though she spent five hours in jail the previous night, after a protest outside Alaska Airlines headquarters in SeaTac, her push to raise the minimum wage for airport workers to $15 will continue. Speaking from her office, Sawant said “last night’s action was really inspiring for everybody.” “We have to keep up the…

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Comments | More in Politics | Topics: $15 minimum wage, Alaska Airlines, Kshama Sawant

November 14, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Seattle-bound flight diverted back to Oakland

Update at 9:50 p.m.: Officials believe the Seattle-bound plane encountered a bird strike that prompted its return to Oakland. The aircraft is undergoing a maintenance inspection, according to Alaska Airlines. Original post: An Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle had to return to Oakland International Airport about 10 minutes after it departed shortly before 7 p.m. Friday. Alaska Airlines flight 349 left…

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July 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Plane returns to Sea-Tac Airport with chanting passenger

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Officials say a man who was loudly chanting on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Hawaii made the other passengers uncomfortable and prompted the crew to return and drop him off with law enforcement at Sea-Tac Airport. Airlines spokeswoman Nancy Trott says the captain made the right decision for safety Wednesday…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Alaska Airlines, disruptive passenger, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

May 5, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Alaska Airlines’ $2.5 million helps Seattle bike share take off

Seattle’s first 500 floating-rental bicycles will bear the name of Alaska Airlines, which announced today it will give $2.5 million to Puget Sound Bike Share. The bikes will be painted green and blue, like the colors of Sounders FC. They will be available at up to 50 stations in the University District, Capitol Hill, Eastlake,…

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Comments | Topics: Alaska Airlines, bikeshare, Mayor Ed Murray

April 25, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Plane returns to Sea-Tac Airport following bird strike

An Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was forced to return to the airport this afternoon after it struck a large bird, according to a spokesman. Airport spokesman Perry Cooper said Flight 2460 was bound for Bozeman, Mont., when it reported the bird strike shortly after takeoff at 1:45 p.m. The pilot turned the twin-engine plane around and…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Alaska Airlines, bird strike, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

December 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Free rides to the airport on Dec. 23 & 24

Need a ride to the airport next week? If you’re flying out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Dec. 23rd or 24th and need a ride to the airport, you can request a lift through Uber ride service and Alaska Airlines will pay the tab. To take advantage of the promotional offer, open the Uber application, which is…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Alaska Airlines, free, Sea-Tac

June 28, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Computer problem delays all Alaska Airlines flights for an hour

Alaska Airlines flights across the country were prevented from taking off  for about an hour late Friday afternoon because of a computer problem, officials said. The airline’s network went down at around 3:45 p.m. and was restored at about 4:45 p.m., said spokeswoman Marianne Lindsey. Flights in the air, as well as other airlines, were not affected…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Alaska Airlines, Sea-Tac

February 21, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Hawaii man indicted for hoax hijack call on Sea-Tac flight

A federal grand jury has indicted a Hawaii man for allegedly calling the Honolulu FBI office last month to report a hijacker may be aboard a Kona-to-Seattle flight. The Jan. 17 call turned out to be a hoax, but it prompted military jets to scramble and escort the Alaska Airlines flight in to Seattle. Authorities took one man off the plane and he cooperated…

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February 7, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Alaska Airlines offers proposed Paine Field flight schedule

Alaska Airlines on Thursday announced a proposed schedule of flights when commercial plane service comes to Everett’s Paine Field. In December, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved commercial passenger flights out of the general-aviation airport. It’s unclear how soon flights could take off since an organized community group has long opposed passenger flights at Paine Field;…

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