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Southwest bans 'out of control' kids from flight to Seattle

Wendy Slaughter, her four children and her sister are too unruly for Southwest Airlines! The airline says that the children were so out of control that the airline decided to deny boarding for their connecting flight from Phoenix to Seattle — stra...

Priority security lines are coming to Delta terminal at LAX

Later this month, Delta Air Lines customers will be able to avoid long security lines at Los Angeles International Airport by enrolling in a national program that provides priority lanes in passenger terminals.

US Airways, United add fee for first checked bag

Carol Pucci The Seattle Times 13.06.2008
US Airways, United add fee for first checked bag

United Airlines and US Airways will follow rival American Airlines in charging $15 each way for a first checked bag. United says its fee affects customers who buy economy-class coach tickets beginning today for domestic flights starting Aug. 18.

Foreign Travelers Face Closer Scrutiny

With tough, new requirements, even on people from countries where U.S. visas are not required, travel to the United States will be more difficult. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

For foreigners who already endure the long, arduous process of security checks and baggage screenings to travel to the United States, the Visa Waiver Program offered relief to some by allowing them to bypass the tedious process of applying for a U...

The 10 Most Annoying Airline Fees

Consumerist 31.05.2008
The 10 Most Annoying Airline Fees

Forbes Traveler has put together a list of the top 10 most annoying airline fees, and it's a good one — or is it a bad one? Airlines are feeling the effect of skyrocking oil prices and they're trying their best to pass the costs along to you, thei...

American Airlines to charge for checked baggage

Peter Pae Los Angeles Times 22.05.2008
The fee for the first checked bag marks the first time that an airline will charge for a service that has always been included in the airfare.  Matt Rourke / Associated Press

Passengers will be charged $15 for their first piece of luggage. The airline, blaming high fuel costs, also plans other fee hikes, domestic flight cutbacks and layoffs.

Alaska Airlines to fly from Seattle to Minneapolis and Kona

Alaska Airlines announced two new destinations from Seattle on Tuesday -- Minneapolis and Kona on Hawaii's Big Island. Service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Minneapolis will begin on Oct. 26 and flights to Kona will begin on Nov. 17.

Airline Customer Satisfaction Lowest in 7 Years

Susanna Alfonso IBTimes 21.05.2008
US Airways patrons talk as they stand in line at the ticket counter at Greater Pittsburgh International Airport in Imperial, Pa.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, file)

NEW YORK - Customer satisfaction with U.S. airlines dropped to its lowest level since 2001, according to a survey report published on Tuesday.

Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Last month a US court ruled that border agents can search your laptop, or any other electronic device, when you're entering the country. They can take your computer and download its entire contents, or keep it for several days. Customs and Border ...

2-for-1 Summer Travel Savings in Seattle!

Seattle TourSaver 15.05.2008
2-for-1 Summer Travel Savings in Seattle!

It's officially travel season in the Pacific Northwest and what better way to visit Seattle than 2-for-1? If you're from the Seattle area, there's no better time to get out and see your own state. Pick up the Seattle TourSaver for yourself or use...

Tastes of Spain reign at Ocho and Txori

By Providence Cicero Special to The Seattle Times The Seattle Times 02.05.2008

Ballard's Ocho and Belltown's Txori have much in common: snug quarters and menus composed of small, Spanish-influenced bites priced from $2 to $10. Yet each is as different as, well, Ballard and Belltown.

Seattle Maritime Festival: Find your sea legs with chowder, races and tours of boats

The world's largest tugboat races, a chowder cook-off, free port tours, kids' activities and other family fun will be featured at the Seattle Maritime Festival, with most of the action scheduled for May 10, which has been dubbed Family Fun Day.

Salish Kayaking Adventure

Salish Lodge & Spa 30.04.2008
Salish Kayaking Adventure

Explore the exciting whitewaters of the Cascades on an inflatable ducky -- or choose the more serene Lakes-to-Locks excursion on an ocean kayak -- as part of a Salish kayaking adventure. Enjoy some of the most beautiful waters in the Northwest wit...

History of Seattle

Wikipedia 29.04.2008
Photo: wsdot.wa.gov

Seattle is a coastal port city and the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located in the state of Washington between an arm of the Pacific Ocean called Puget Sound and Lake Washington, about 96 miles (154 km) ...

Seattle Shopping Basics

Seattle.com 29.04.2008
Seattle Shopping Basics

Seattle is home to excellent shopping all over the city, including downtown, in Fremont, the International District, Pike Place or the University District. Downtown Seattle shopping is a square of several blocks with large names such as Urban Outf...

Pilot's Missing Laptop Causes Security Scare at 17 Airports

A pilot's laptop, filled with top secret security information was reported missing at Dulles Airport and the ripple effects were felt across the country. The Mesa Airlines employee couldn't find the personal laptop he brought with him while co-pil...

U.S. increases fingerprints IDs at airports

Karen Brettell Reuters 26.03.2008
U.S. increases fingerprints IDs at airports

NEW YORK - International visitors flying into New York now face being identified by all ten fingerprints, part of a heightened security system aimed at identifying potential terror suspects and visa fraud, officials said on Tuesday.

American woman dies on plane with 2 empty oxygen tanks

A passenger returning home to New York from Haiti collapsed and died aboard an American Airlines flight after a flight attendant first told her that he could not give her any oxygen, and then brought her an oxygen tank that was empty, a relative s...

Clarity Sought on Electronics Searches; Travelers' Devices Seized at US Border

The seizure of electronics at U.S. borders has prompted protests from travelers who say they now weigh the risk of traveling with sensitive or personal information on their laptops, cameras or cellphones. In some cases, companies have altered thei...

The $30,000-a-night hotel suite

Warner Penthouse

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