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Alaska Airlines Files Motion in SeaTac Proposition 1 Legal Challenge

Alaska Airlines, Filo Foods, BF Foods and the Washington Restaurant Association today filed a motion in King County Superior Court asking the trial court to hear evidence on whether the City of SeaTac’s Proposition 1 ordinance interferes with the Port of Seattle’s authority to run the airport. In August, the Washington state Supreme Court issued its opinion on Proposition 1 and, as...

Nobody wins when premium economy isn’t Premium Economy

“In the 1980s,” Canada’s Financial Post newspaper predicted in late 1978, “business travelers will look back at air travel in this decade with a certain amount of trauma.” The logic, essentially, was that passengers paying full economy fares (usually, those on business) were frustrated by how full economy cabins were getting. How times don’t ch...

Alaska Airlines Plane Strikes, Kills Deer on Runway, Sonoma County Airport Officials Say

An Alaska Airlines plane arriving from Seattle struck and killed a deer on a runway at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport near Santa Rosa Wednesday evening, airport Manager Jon Stout said Friday. The plane had not yet touched ground and was only a few hundred feet along the 6,000-foot runway when it clipped the deer just before 6:00 p.m., Stout said. The impact from the deer's...