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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 …

Kimpton Alexis Hotel, Seattle, Washington – Review

My colleagues and I have stayed in hotels that had opened in buildings as diverse as a former church, the former Royal Bavarian Post Office, and a former Swedish army barracks that dated back to 1699. Recently, I spent one night in the former offices of the Alaska Gold Standard Mining Company.
Located two blocks from the Puget Sound waterfront in downtown Seattle, the Kimpton Alexis Hotel is in a historic …

Emirates to Decrease Service to U.S., Citing Significant Drop in Demand

Emirates to Decrease Service to U.S., Citing Significant Drop in Demand

Emirates Airline announced that it plans to reduce the number of flights it offers to the United States, citing recent government efforts to ban a wide swath of travelers from the Middle East as having lowered the demand for travel to the country. The airline also cited the highly-publicized ban on computers and tablets as carry-on items.
The carrier said it will continue to fly to the 12 U.S. destinations it …

Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic to Expand Partnership

Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic to Expand Partnership

Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic announced that the two are expanding their existing codeshare agreement.
Beginning April 19, Jet Airways will place its code on Virgin Atlantic flights between London Heathrow and nine destinations in the United States, namely Atlanta, Boston, Newark, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington Dulles.
Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic first began their codeshare partnership on flights in 2009. Under the agreement, Virgin has …

Downed Power Line Results in Amtrak Northeast Corridor Delay, Landslide Shuts Down Rail Service in Pacific Northwest

Downed Power Line Results in Amtrak Northeast Corridor Delay, Landslide Shuts Down Rail Service in Pacific Northwest

Amtrak service in the Northeast as well as several of the nation’s busiest commuter rail systems experienced significant delays after a New Jersey Transit train with 1,200 passengers on board was stuck in a Hudson River tunnel between New York and New Jersey for almost three hours.
“Northeast Corridor service is delayed between New York and New Jersey due to overhead power issues on the west side of New York Penn …

Alaska Airlines Links Seattle with Wichita, San Luis Obispo

Alaska Airlines Links Seattle with Wichita, San Luis Obispo

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new daily service from Seattle to Wichita, Kansas and San Luis Obispo, California. The new routes will be operated by SkyWest Airlines.
Flights to Wichita will depart Seattle at 11:45 a.m. and arrive at 5:05 p.m. From Wichita, flights are scheduled to depart at 5:50 p.m. and arrive back in Seattle at 7:40 p.m.
Flights from Seattle to San Luis Obispo will depart at 8 a.m. …