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July 10, 2014 at 6:17 AM

Thursday Memo: Long wait for pot … Costco book controversy … Sounders win

Long wait for pot: It could be at least a month before the retail marijuana supply catches up with demand. Retailers are in limbo until then. Costco CEO says: Controversy about a conservative book that was removed from stores is overblown. Sounders win: The soccer boys toppled the Timbers in…

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June 29, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Sea-Tac sees many escalator accidents

The Associated Press State officials say it’s not easy to prevent people from falling and injuring themselves on escalators, even when they’re working properly. Nobody knows that better than the people who run Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The airport has more escalators than any other location monitored by the state, The News Tribune reports. State records show that…

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April 8, 2014 at 6:36 AM

Tuesday Memo: Baggage thieves … Shots fired at car … No booze on party buses?

As if we didn’t already have enough crummy little problems … Thieves are posing as passengers and grabbing luggage off carousels at Sea-Tac Airport. Spokesman Perry Cooper says the thieves target bags that have gone around three or four times and then take them. . KIRO has the story. Now this is scary:…

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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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August 5, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Systems outage delays flights from multiple airlines

UPDATE 11:20 p.m.: Sabre Airline Solutions says systems are coming back online. ORIGINAL POST: Airlines including American, Jet Blue, Virgin Australia, Alaska and United are experiencing worldwide problems with their computer reservation systems, run on software from the company Sabre Airline Solutions. Sea-Tac Airport spokesman Perry Cooper said the problem is airline specific and is not hampering…

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July 7, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Sea-Tac returning to normal; some rebooking continues

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has mostly recovered from the delays and rerouting caused by Saturday’s Boeing 777 crash at the San Francisco airport. But Sea-Tac spokesman Perry Cooper says, “The struggle is getting people rebooked from cancellations on Saturday.” At a press conference in San Francisco Sunday, airport officials said that some flight delays there were up to…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Boeing 777, Sea-Tac, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

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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June 28, 2013 at 5:33 AM

Odor causes Lufthansa flight to divert to Sea-Tac

Firefighters found no fire and couldn’t find the source of an electrical odor that caused a Lufthansa flight from San Francisco to Munich to divert Thursday night to Sea-Tac Airport. KIRO reports two crew members and a passenger were treated by medics for breathing trouble after it landed about 11:30 p.m. There were 323 passengers…

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February 26, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Tuesday Memo: Naked no more … Man in cuffs … Pit bulls poll

Those airport scanners and you naked … This is good news, yeah? ‘Backscatter’ scanners soon may be gone from Sea-Tac. Here’s one reason why: The scanners produce a real nude image of passengers’ bodies. But you knew that, right? A man in cuffs: In letting the public know that a guy wanted on a couple of…

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October 9, 2012 at 9:39 AM

UPDATE: Leukemia patient embarrassed by Sea-Tac pat-down

UPDATE 4:41 P.M.| The TSA is now saying that, after looking at video surveillance, its officers followed protocol when they checked leukemia patient Michelle Dunaj at Sea-Tac Airport last week. “At no point did a TSA officer open the passenger’s medically necessary liquids and the passenger was never asked to remove or pull off any bandages,”…

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