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Delta Launches Daily Nonstop Service Between Seattle and London

Delta Launches Daily Nonstop Service Between Seattle and London

As part of its expansion in Seattle, Delta Air Lines announced the beginning of new daily, nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and London Heathrow. The new route was launched as part of the carrier’s joint venture with Virgin Atlantic Airways.
In addition to the Seattle-London route, Delta plans to launch new international service from Seattle this June to both Seoul, Korea, and Hong Kong.
The carrier also plans to expand its …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2014

Lobby of the Fairmont in San Francisco

On April 3, 1888, the Hotel Brighton in Brooklyn, New York, was transported away from its beachfront location.  The 3-story property had been located on a beach that was continuously eroding, so much so that waves eventually lapped at the hotel’s doors. The property was loaded onto 112 railroad cars and towed 600 feet inland.  The opening of the BMT Brighton subway line led to the closure of the hotel …

Alaska Airlines to Begin Service Between Seattle and Baltimore, Albuquerque

Alaska Airlines to Begin Service Between Seattle and Baltimore, Albuquerque

Alaska Airlines announced it will launch new daily nonstop service from Seattle to both Baltimore and Albuquerque this September. Both new routes will be operated using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Beginning September 2, flights between Seattle and Baltimore will depart Seattle at 8:15 a.m. and arrive in Baltimore at 4:10 p.m. Flights from Baltimore will depart at 5:10 p.m. and arrive in Seattle at 8:05 p.m.
The new Seattle-Albuquerque service will begin on …

Alaska Airlines to Offer Double Miles on British Airways Flights Between Seattle and London

Alaska Airlines to Offer Double Miles on British Airways Flights Between Seattle and London

Alaska Airlines announced that members of its Mileage Plan frequent flyer program can now earn double points on British Airways-operated flights between Seattle and London Heathrow through June 24 of this year.  British Airways offers 10 flights a week between the two cities.
In order to qualify for the double points, passengers must be enrolled in Alaska’s Mileage Plan program, and must also register for the promotion through Alaska Airlines’ website …

Seattle-Tacoma Installs New Charging Stations for Electric Airport Vehicles

Seattle-Tacoma Installs New Charging Stations for Electric Airport Vehicles

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport announced plans to install 576 new electric charging stations for use by ground support equipment, including baggage tugs, bag ramps, and pushback vehicles. The airport has already installed 296 charging stations in Concourses C and D, as well as the north satellite, and plans to roll out the remainder of the stations to the other terminals by September.
The planned addition is part of a larger project by …

Great Moments in Travel History – March 2014

Rollout of the Boeing Dash 80

The St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco opened on March 21, 1904.  Notable guests such as Theodore Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Woodrow Wilson, Charlie Chaplin, Ronald Reagan, and Queen Elizabeth II have all stayed at the California property.  In 1954, the hotel became a Westin property, and is still 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 …

Alaska Airlines Adding Service from Portland and Seattle to Kalispell, New Orleans, Tampa, Detroit

Alaska Airlines Adding Service from Portland and Seattle to Kalispell, New Orleans, Tampa, Detroit

Alaska Airlines announced it will begin new daily seasonal service between Portland, Oregon and Kalispell, Montana on June 9.  In addition, the carrier also said that it would launch daily service from Seattle to New Orleans, Tampa, and Detroit later this year.
Flights will depart Portland at 3:55 p.m. and arrive in Kalispell at 6:20 p.m.  Flights from Kalispell to Portland will depart at 6:50 p.m. and arrive at 7:25 p.m.
The …