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Millions enter US without passports, secure IDs

SUSAN CARROLL HOUSTON CHRONICLE 22.12.2010
Millions enter US without passports, secure IDs

More than 18 months after U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspectors were supposed to start enforcing stringent ID requirements at the nation's land borders, millions of travelers are still being admitted without passports or other secure IDs, ...

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Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air have launched a major sale featuring low fares throughout the carriers' networks for travel through February 2010. One-way fares start as low as $29 for flights between West Coast destinations and $109 for Mexico fl...


United Air to Charge Obese Fliers Twice on Full Jets

Mary Jane Credeur Bloomberg.com 16.04.2009
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United Airlines, the third-largest U.S. carrier, may force some obese travelers to buy a second seat when flights are full and other passengers complain about being cramped.

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SEATTLE -- Say you're looking for a cheap ticket. You think you found it, and you buy it. A week later, you find a cheaper ticket. One way to make sure you get the best deal around is to log on to Yapta.com.


A little snow can't stop Seattle's Sunday ice cream cruise

It was a snowy, blustery Seattle day. At Lake Union Park in South Lake Union, people were outside with scarves, beanies and gloves. Tied to the dock was an unassuming-looking ship bouncing in the waves. Next to it was a small, wooden foldout sign ...

Planes bump on ground at Seattle Airport

Christine Clarridge The Seattle Times 29.12.2008
Planes bump on ground at Seattle Airport

Two flights bound for the Midwest from Seattle were canceled this morning when the passenger-filled planes backed into each other as they left their gates, airport officials said. No one was injured.


Seattle flights nearly back to normal

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — The stranded passengers have moved out of Sea-Tac Airport, and a spokeswoman says operations are normal Wednesday even as more snow continues to fall.

Alaska Air cancels all Sunday flights in and out of Seattle and Portland

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The holiday travel rush is off to a frustrating start for a lot of airline passengers in the Northwest today. Snow and freezing rain caused Alaska and Horizon airlines to cancel all flights Sunday in and out of Seattle and Por...


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LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AFP) — His competitors face free falling stock prices and potential bankruptcies, but Steve Wynn's company is sitting pretty as it prepares to open the doors on Monday to its lavish new resort, Encore.

Seattle's outdoor activities make it the perfect budget destination

SEATTLE — Home to Microsoft and Starbucks, grunge rock and a constant rainy drizzle, Seattle is defined by the collision of urban soul and natural beauty. It's also a great destination for the budget-conscious traveller. An abundance of outdoor ac...


Amtrak ridership up in Ore., Wash.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The number of people riding Amtrak trains in Oregon and Washington has increased by 12 percent so far this year. The Washington Department of Transportation says that the Amtrak Cascades service - which operates four daily ro...

Luggage glitch delays JFK's American Airlines flights

Long check-in lines, a departure board covered with delayed flights, and at least 1,000 suitcases separated from their owners greeted passengers as they entered Kennedy Airport's American Airlines terminal yesterday.


Seattle's workout palace: Bellevue Club Hotel puts the tennis racket in trendy digs

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Spandex seems to be the outfit of choice. Not to be outdone by the hot accessory of the moment - a tennis racket in its case. The first few times you walk into the Bellevue Club Hotel, one of the trendiest hotels in Seattle and t...

‘Seattle’s Fortune Cookie’

Michelle Kang Northwest Asian Weekly 26.07.2008
‘Seattle’s Fortune Cookie’

If you focus on the number of boarded windows and peer down narrow and dingy alleys in the International District, you might miss a greater story. It’s the story of how one neighborhood holds the hopes and dreams of a wide and varied population.


Two planes nearly collide over O'Hare, NTSB says

MARY WISNIEWSKI Chicago Sun-Times 24.07.2008
Two planes nearly collide over O'Hare, NTSB says

A corporate jet and an American Eagle passenger plane nearly collided Monday afternoon over O'Hare Airport, the National Transportation Safety Board said. At 12:47 p.m. Monday, American Eagle Flight 4298 to Peoria was leaving runway 32L and a Lear...

Rise and Shine at Seattle's Mayflower Park Hotel

Paul Ishii Mayflower Park Hotel 17.07.2008
Rise and Shine at Seattle's Mayflower Park Hotel

SEATTLE, July 17 --Just in time to take the bite out of food prices, the Mayflower Park Hotel has created a Rise and Shine Breakfast Package for guests who have traveled the distance to stay at the historic hotel. "With record costs to travel, we ...


Get buzzed on Seattle's coffee history

Monica Guzman Seattle Post-Intelligencer 15.07.2008
Get buzzed on Seattle's coffee history

Vicki Schuman describes the arrival of settlers at Alki Beach in somber terms. "It was a cold, rainy, miserable day. And worst of all - there was no Starbucks." Yeah, it's hard to imagine Seattle without coffee. It's also hard to imagine Seattle w...

Company launches Seattle-Portland air alternative

Seattle Post-Intelligencer 18.06.2008
Company launches Seattle-Portland air alternative

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A group of Portland investors has launched an air service for expedited travel between Portland and Seattle. SeaPort Air says it will get travelers from one downtown to the other in 90 minutes - using alternative sites to cut out...


Sleep Less in Seattle

TravelBite 16.06.2008
Sleep Less in Seattle

Caramel macchiatto anyone? How about a grande non-fat latte? No? Well, not to worry. Even if these varieties of Seattle's most famous beverage aren't your cup of tea, there is plenty besides coffee in this gem of a city to whet your appetite.

TSA to let polite terrorists fly without ID

Ryan Paul Ars Technica 12.06.2008
TSA to let polite terrorists fly without ID

A new Transportation Security Agency (TSA) policy will block passengers from flying if they do not have proper ID, but only if they exhibit defiance. Passengers who merely forgot to bring ID will still be permitted to fly, but will be subjected to...