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No-Fly List
5:46 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Changes On The Way For 'No-Fly List'

Changes are coming to the federal government's "No Fly List," but it's not clear yet what those changes will be.
Credit Simone Ramella / Flickr

Changes are coming to the federal government's "No-Fly List," but it's not clear yet what those changes will be.

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Airlines
4:22 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Delta Airlines Building Pacific Hub In Alaska Air’s Hometown

Delta is adding domestic flights to its new hub in Seattle to feed traffic to the international routes.
Credit Kentaro Iemoto / Wikimedia

Delta Airlines is celebrating a new nonstop service to Hong Kong at SeaTac Airport today. The new route is another building block for a global gateway Delta is developing in Seattle.

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Religious Practice Accomodations
6:08 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Washington Supreme Court: Employers Must ‘Reasonably’ Accommodate Religious Practices

The Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Washington employers must “reasonably” accommodate the religious practices of their employees.
Credit Cacophony / Wikimedia

Washington employers must “reasonably” accommodate the religious practices of their employees. That’s the ruling of the Washington Supreme Court Thursday in a case that split the justices 5-4. The case involves four men employed by a company that makes meals for airline passengers at Sea-Tac.

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Idaho Airport Tax
5:23 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Tax Votes Shine Spotlight On Challenges Facing Small Town Airports

File photo of planes waiting for a take off slot at Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey, Idaho.
DieselDemon Flickr

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 4:22 pm

A ballot measure in the Sun Valley area is emblematic of the challenges facing small airports across the West. Residents of Hailey and Ketchum, Idaho decide Tuesday whether to raise city taxes to subsidize commercial airline service.

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Airline Alliance
4:11 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Alaska Airlines' Alliance With Delta Evolves Into 'Frenemies'

File photo of Alaska Airlines jets at SeaTac Airport.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 4:20 pm

You've probably heard this phrase before when discussing a messy relationship: "It's complicated." Those are the words the president of Alaska and Horizon airlines used Thursday to describe the state of the alliance between the Seattle-based carriers and Delta Air Lines.

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Airline Health Standards
5:02 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Airline Pilots Cannot Be Certified With Known Heart Problems

The Boeing 737 had 161 passengers and six crew members on board.
Credit Ibagli

A medical examiner in Idaho has confirmed that a United Airlines pilot died from a heart attack he had while flying from Houston to Seattle Thursday night. He passed away in a Boise hospital, after the 2nd officer made an emergency landing. Commercial and private pilots need to undergo regular medical screenings, in order to maintain their flight certifications.

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787 Dreamliner
6:41 am
Fri January 18, 2013

On Deck at Boeing's 787 Assembly Line

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Credit Photo by Strower / Wikimedia Commons

Outside the Boeing plant in Everett, newly assembled 787s sit ready for delivery. Inside, the production line rolls on. That’s despite this week’s setbacks for the company’s newest model, the 787 Dreamliner.

Airlines around the world have grounded the planes amid concerns about its lithium ion batteries. It was a battery issue that caused an All Nippon Airways’787 to make an emergency landing in Japan earlier this week. KUOW’s Liz Jones visited the Boeing plant in Everett to get a closer view of this aircraft under scrutiny.

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787 Dreamliner
6:09 am
Thu January 17, 2013

FAA Grounds All Boeing 787 Dreamliners

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Credit Photo by Strower / Wikimedia Commons

The Federal Aviation Administration is grounding all Boeing 787 Dreamliners in the US. That’s after a 787 in Japan was forced to make an emergency landing yesterday because of a battery problem. Deborah Wang from member station KUOW in Seattle reports.

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Asian Flights
6:16 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Delta Airlines Wants to Expand Service to Asia

Delta Airlines wants to expand service to Asia. By next summer it plans to offer non-stop flights from Seattle to Shanghai, China. The airline will also offer nonstop flights between Seattle and Tokyo. The additional international service will be expanded through its partnership with Alaska Airlines.

Delta CEO Richard Anderson announced the proposed routes Monday morning at SeaTac Airport. He says delta will fly Boeing 747-400 jets to Japan’s Narita Airport…

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Horizon Expands- Spokane, Medford, Boise
3:53 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Horizon Air To Base Flight Crews In Boise, Medford and Spokane

Horizon will now base flight crews in Spokane, Medford, and Boise rather than putting them up in hotels.
Boise State Public Radio

Horizon Air will be establishing new inland northwest bases of operation starting in August. The airline plans to expand to three Northwest cities.

Horizon Air now bases its flight crews in Seattle and Portland. By the end of the summer, its nearly 900 pilots and flight attendants will also call Boise, Idaho, Medford, Oregon and Spokane, Washington home. Paul McElroy is a spokesman for the airline.

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