What we’re reading: Frontier to start charging for carry-ons, airline mergers are not equal, Sky View Observatory ranks in top eleven

Frontier to start charging for carry-ons, airline mergers are not equal, Sky View Observatory ranks in top eleven

What we’re reading: Lawyers — winners in the merger? Woman’s antics lands her in jail, Delta’s new Seattle service

Are lawyers the winners in the merger? Woman's antics lands her in jail, Delta launches new Seattle service

Most beautiful ferry rides in U.S.A.

There are lists about specific cities that might be a distance away, lists about best hotels that I can never afford and then there are lists that have something accessible and affordable for almost everyone across the country. This ferry list has adventures for travelers from Alaska to Maine, from Seattle to Boston and from Lake Powell to New York

What we’re reading: SAS likely to be sold, Boeing prefers Pacific NW, execs see more business flights

SAS likely to be sold after recovery, Boeing prefers to build planes in Puget Sound region, business execs forecast more flights

What we’re watching: Stand by me, meet Santa in Finland, elves and TSA in Spokane

Stand by Me, a travelogue of song; meet Santa in Finland right next to the North Pole; TSA plays with elves in Seattle.
By |December 20th, 2009|Today|2 Comments|

Swine flu sinks family’s Mexican cruise

Anita Dunham-Potter Christopher Ambler and his family were excited to escape the cool Seattle climate and catch some much needed sun on their Royal Caribbean cruise to Mexico. Imagine his horror to learn the family’s entire Mexican cruise was no longer going to Mexico and that it would be cruising to the Pacific Northwest with a stop in, you guessed it, Seattle.

Instead of service, imprisoned Portland passengers got the shaft

Many of you have heard the horror story about the AeroMexico flight from Mexico City to Seattle that was forced to divert to Portland, Ore. The passengers reportedly were kept prisoners on that plane for 16 hours because the airport "didn't have enough customs agents at the airport to process the flight."
By |January 23rd, 2009|Today|12 Comments|

Northwest requests delay in Seattle-Beijing service

Yesterday we reported that Delta has delayed its Detroit-Shanghai service until June 2009. Now Northwest is seeking permission from the Department of Transportation to delay its Seattle-Beijing service.

Four cities, two countries, one planet: The ultimate green vacation

Short-hop flights are bad for the environment (and less enjoyable every month), but driving is also inefficient and steadily more expensive. Tim Leffel sets out on a family vacation covering four cities, using public transportation for 12 days.
By |July 10th, 2008|Columns|3 Comments|

Seattle airport aims to curb parking rage with new system

Imagine this: You drive into an airport parking garage hoping to find an empty spot near the walkway closest to the terminal. You see what you think is an empty spot next to a car. But when you get there, it's either occupied by a motorcycle or a small car.