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Flight Of The Lawmakers
4:40 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

'Is This Seat Taken?' Carry-On Politics Of Idaho Lawmakers

North Idaho Republican lawmakers wait for their flight home at the Boise airport. From right: Rep. Ron Mendive, Rep. Vito Barbieri, Rep. Heather Scott, and Sen. Mary Souza.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 10:21 am

On Friday afternoons, the crowd at the B gates of the Boise Airport includes a lot of familiar faces from the Idaho capitol.

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Alirlines
3:41 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Passengers Unlikely To Benefit From Decline In Airline Fuel Costs

Alaska Airlines announced record profits for the fourth quarter and for calendar year 2014.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 3:09 pm

The steep drop in oil prices is helping to pad the bottom line of Seattle-based Alaska Airlines. But don't expect lower fares on the horizon.

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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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