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Alaska Airlines Plane Takes Off with Ramp Agent in Cargo Hold

Alaska Airlines Plane Takes Off with Ramp Agent in Cargo Hold

An Alaska Airlines flight departing Seattle took off while a ramp agent was still in the cargo hold on Monday.
Alaska Airlines Flight 448 pushed back from the gate at 2:24 p.m. local time, one minute early, and departed Seattle-Tacoma International Airport bound for Los Angeles at 2:39 p.m.  The plane returned to the airport after the pilot heard banging coming from beneath the deck of the aircraft.
The captain immediately declared …

Southwest Launches Flights From Dallas Love Field to Nine New Destinations

Southwest Launches Flights From Dallas Love Field to Nine New Destinations

Southwest Airlines announced that it began new, non-stop service from Dallas Love Field, Texas, to nine cities across the United States.
The destinations include Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Memphis, Tennessee; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Panama City Beach, Florida; Portland, Oregon; Sacramento and San Jose, California; and Seattle, Washington.
In addition, Southwest added flights to its routes between Dallas Love Field and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and both Oakland and Santa Ana/Orange County, California.
The airline also …

Two New Lounges Open at SeaTac

Two New Lounges Open at SeaTac

Airport Lounge Development, an independent airport lounge operator, announced the opening of two new lounges at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The lounges, named the Club at SEA, are located in concourse A and in the south satellite.  Each is over 4,000 square feet (371 square meters), and provides areas for dining and socializing, as well as quiet zones.
The lounges offer complimentary snacks and beverages, as well as Wi-Fi, and each has bar …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2015

A Boeing 737 in American Airlines old livery and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco was ready to open, when on April 18, 1906, the city suffered a devastating earthquake.  Fires from the quake consumed much of the property, and the hotel had to be reconditioned before reopening exactly one year later.  The property is still in operation today, and is a member of the Historic Hotels of America.
On April 24, 1909, Wilbur Wright brought along a photojournalist on a …

Alaska Begins Seattle-Washington Dulles Route

Alaska Begins Seattle-Washington Dulles Route

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new daily non-stop service between Seattle and Washington Dulles International Airport.
Flights depart Seattle at 9:20 a.m. and arrive at Washington Dulles at 5:20 p.m.  Flights from Dulles to Seattle depart at 6:20 p.m. and arrive at 9:15 p.m.
Alaska is offering members of its Mileage Plan loyalty program the ability to earn double miles on flights between Seattle and Dulles.
Washington Dulles is the third Washington, …

Alaska Airlines to Begin Seattle-JFK Route

Alaska Airlines to Begin Seattle-JFK Route

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to launch new daily service between Seattle and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on September 16 this year.  The carrier will operate the service using Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft.
Flights will depart Seattle at 9:35 p.m. and arrive in New York at 6:00 a.m. the following day.  From New York, flights will depart at 7:15 a.m. and will arrive in Seattle at …

Great Moments in Travel History – March 2015

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The St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco opened on March 21, 1904.  Notable individuals including Theodore Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Woodrow Wilson, Charlie Chaplin, Ronald Reagan, and Queen Elizabeth II have all stayed at the California property, which is in operation today as the Westin St. Francis.
On March 10, 1910, William Boeing bought Heath’s Shipyard in Seattle, Washington.  The shipyard, located on the Duwamish River, would become Boeing’s first airplane factory.
Le Canard …