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Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle, Washington – Review

As I approached the soaring windows of the Fairmont Olympic, one thought struck me: “I may not be dressed for this occasion.” Indeed, even with my neat, business-casual look, the grand lobby in the Italian Renaissance-style building, with its gilt metal and crystal chandeliers, oaken walls, and balconies was more opera house than hotel. I stopped to reflect on my attire: Did I bring my tux? This brief moment of …

Delta to Award Miles for Seahawks Gameplay

Delta to Award Miles for Seahawks Gameplay

Delta Air Lines announced that it renewed its 12status fan engagement program with the Seattle Seahawks football team.
This year, the airline will award 12status members one Delta SkyMile for each passing yard the Seahawks throw this season. In addition, 12status members will receive priority boarding on all Delta flights out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Twelve 12status members will also be picked to receive a $120 Seahawks Pro Shop gift card each …

If You Want to Board Early on Alaska, Wear This Shirt

If You Want to Board Early on Alaska, Wear This Shirt

Alaska Airlines announced it will once again offer passengers wearing a specific football jersey to board flights early.
Those wearing the number three jersey of Russell Wilson, quarterback for the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks, will be allowed to board early on any Alaska Airlines flight departing Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The promotion will last through the end of the regular NFL season, which runs through the end of December.
This year is Wilson’s …

Delta to Increase Seattle-Austin Frequency, Add Service to Medford, Oregon

Delta to Increase Seattle-Austin Frequency, Add Service to Medford, Oregon

Delta Air Lines announced that it will add a second daily flight between Seattle and Austin on October 1 this year. In addition, the carrier plans to launch daily service between Seattle and Medford, Oregon, on that date.
The new Seattle-Austin flight will depart Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 8:15 a.m. and arrive at Austin Bergstrom International Airport at 2:30 p.m. Return flights are scheduled to depart at 3:15 p.m. and arrive …

Delta, Aeromexico to Launch Multiple New U.S.-Mexico Routes

Delta, Aeromexico to Launch Multiple New U.S.-Mexico Routes

Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico announced multiple new routes and increased frequencies as part of their new joint venture.
The two will launch five new routes, increase the frequency on four existing routes, and upgauge aircraft used to serve two routes.  All told, the two plan changes that they say will yield a 10% increase in transborder seat capacity by the end of the year.
The two carriers will begin new service …

BMW to Install 100 New EV Chargers in Seattle

BMW to Install 100 New EV Chargers in Seattle

BMW of North America announced that it installed the first of 20 new Light and Charge electric vehicle charging locations in Seattle. The station is located at Woodland Park Zoo.
The 20 stations will provide a total of 100 chargers, including both DC Fast Chargers and Level II chargers. Each station will have one Fast Charger and two to four AC Level II chargers.
The Light and Charge system turns existing streetlights …

Alaska Airlines Begins Seattle-Indianapolis Route

Alaska Airlines Begins Seattle-Indianapolis Route

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new daily service between Seattle and Indianapolis. The route is the first non-stop flight between the two cities.
Flights are scheduled to depart Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 9:55 a.m. and arrive at Indianapolis International Airport at 5:19 p.m. From Indianapolis, flights will depart at 6:20 p.m. and arrive at 8:16 p.m.
Alaska will operate the route using Boeing 737 aircraft.
Indianapolis is the tenth Midwest destination that …