Stories tagged: travel
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
Alaska Airlines gets U.S. approval to buy Virgin America
Alaska Air Group Inc. won U.S. antitrust approval for its acquisition of Virgin America Inc., a takeover that extends years of consolidation in the industry and expands Alaska Air’s access …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Seattle’s duck boat company to pay up to $1 million for violations
Ride the Ducks International has agreed to pay up to $1 million in civil penalties in an agreement reached with federal transportation officials.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
SeaWorld cutting 320 jobs in restructuring
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is eliminating 320 jobs across its 12-park company.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:13 a.m.
L.A. transit security boosted after subway threat
In a show of confidence, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking a subway to work from a station that has been threatened with attack.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 7:42 a.m.
Dozens of flights at Sea-Tac canceled due to icy conditions
SEATTLE – Dozens of flights have been canceled at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport because of winter weather conditions. Alaska Airlines canceled about 35 flights from morning until about noon Tuesday as …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016, 10:53 a.m.
Airlines swim in cash but leave airport workers high and dry
After losing more than $50 billion in the decade following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, U.S. airlines have been enjoying some financially robust times of late.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 7 a.m.
Family travel five: Bobsledding, ice climbing and more winter fun activities that cater to kids
Five snowy adventures to consider when temperatures drop.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 5 a.m.
6 ways to score deals and discounts on ski trips this winter
Want to bust your winter vacation budget? Buy a one-day lift ticket at a ski resort on a holiday weekend. Don’t get fleeced wearing your fleece. Here are six ways …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
United Airlines will pay $2.4 million to settle with SEC
The parent company of United Airlines will pay $2.4 million to settle civil charges by securities regulators over flights that were started to help an official who oversaw one of …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
FAA orders Boeing 787 safety fix: Reboot power once in a while
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing a rule requiring urgent attention by operators of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner to avoid the possibility all three computer modules that manage the jet’s …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
Las Vegas welcomes 1st direct commercial flight from Beijing
A little glitz and a sampling of a Las Vegas Strip dance and acrobatic performance are marking the arrival of the first direct commercial airline flight from mainland China to …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 12:18 p.m.
Carnival’s Princess line to pay $40 million fine in pollution case
Princess Cruise Lines has agreed to pay a $40 million penalty and plead guilty to seven federal charges in an illegal ocean pollution case.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 8:26 a.m.
Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass reopens after collisions
State transportation officials say Interstate 90 westbound was closed over Snoqualmie Pass after multiple collisions and spinouts due to snow and icy conditions.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
United reviews $12.4 billion Airbus jet order in fleet revamp
United Continental is weighing whether to alter a $12.4 billion order for Airbus Group’s largest twin-engine jets and is studying a swap of Boeing’s smallest 737 for a longer version …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
Yellowstone superintendent prepares for even more crowds
The superintendent of Yellowstone National Park says he expects visitor numbers to continue to grow but that he’s gotten better at managing the crowds.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Mario headed to parks: Nintendo and Universal join forces
Universal Parks & Resorts and Nintendo are joining forces to add video game characters to the theme park company’s resorts.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
It’s another milestone with flight from Miami to Havana
In another milestone in improving air service between the United States and Cuba, an American Airlines 737 took off Monday morning on the first regularly scheduled flight between Miami and …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 1:41 p.m.
Slide halts passenger rail service between Seattle, Everett
A mudslide has temporarily halted passenger train service between Seattle and Everett.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Japanese theme park thought it was a good idea to freeze 5,000 dead fish in a skating rink
An amusement park in southwestern Japan has closed its ice-skating rink after public outrage over the rink’s key feature: 5,000 dead fish frozen into the ice itself.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
Delta bans rude pro-Trump passenger for life, gives refunds
Delta Air Lines is banning for life a passenger who rudely professed his support for Republican President-elect Donald Trump and insulted those who didn’t on a flight to Pennsylvania, the …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 8:49 a.m.
Feds: Railroads slow to make progress on train technology
Federal regulators say railroads across the country are making slow, uneven progress in installing sophisticated train-control technology that’s seen as an antidote to crashes involving speeding and other human factors.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
Lufthansa headed for worst pilot strike on hard-line stance
Deutsche Lufthansa’s pilots are set to extend strikes into this week after the latest round of labor talks failed, making the current conflict the longest-ever protest by cockpit crews at …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
FAA investigating Boise Airport air traffic control incident
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after air traffic controllers went silent for 20 minutes at the Boise Airport.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 9:37 a.m.
Thanksgiving travel expected to be heaviest since 2007
Americans took to the roads, air and railways Wednesday for what is expected to be the busiest Thanksgiving travel period in almost a decade.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
Lufthansa scraps almost 2,000 flights as pilot strike extended
Strikes at Deutsche Lufthansa will wipe out almost 2,000 flights after a failed bid to have a pilot walkout over pay declared illegal led a union to extend it by …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 7:33 a.m.
Chinook and Cayuse passes temporarily closing Wednesday
With storms expected in the Cascades Wednesday and Thursday, the state Department of Transportation will temporarily close Chinook and Cayuse passes at 10 a.m. Wednesday in a precautionary measure
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
O’Hare Airport workers delay strike until after Thanksgiving weekend
About 500 workers at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago say they’ll strike Nov. 29, after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
North Cascades Highway temporarily closes for weekend
State highway officials are temporarily closing State Route 20 for the weekend because of heavy snow in the forecast.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
I-405 tolls bring in 300 percent more revenue than predicted
Tolls on Interstate 405 have collected 300 percent more than was predicted a year ago.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 7:59 a.m.
AAA predicting biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in 9 years
The slowly improving economy could boost travel over the Thanksgiving holiday to levels not seen in nine years.