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OLYMPIA, Wash. | Airplane theft shows potential dangers from airline workers

OLYMPIA, Wash.  — The theft of an empty plane by an airline worker who performed dangerous loops before crashing into a remote island in Puget Sound illustrated what aviation experts have long known: One of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel is airline or airport employees causing mayhem. “The greatest threat we have … Continue reading OLYMPIA, Wash. | Airplane theft shows potential dangers from airline workers

SEATAC, Wash. | Plane stolen by ‘suicidal’ employee crashes near Seattle

SEATAC, Wash. — A “suicidal” airline employee stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and was chased by military jets before crashing into a small island in the Puget Sound on Friday night, officials said. Preliminary information suggests the crash occurred because the 29-year-old man was “doing stunts in … Continue reading SEATAC, Wash. | Plane stolen by ‘suicidal’ employee crashes near Seattle

SEATTLE | Alaska Airlines panned after gay couple had to give up seats

SEATTLE  — Alaska Airlines faces outrage from people on social media after a gay couple had to give up seats on a New York City-Los Angeles flight to make room for a straight couple. The Seattle Times reports the couple accepted an apology Tuesday from the airline, which said there was a seating mistake not … Continue reading SEATTLE | Alaska Airlines panned after gay couple had to give up seats

Alaska Airlines plans flight to chase “The Great American Eclipse”

SEATTLE, WA/June 26, 2017 (STL.News) – Alaska Airlines is chasing “The Great American Eclipse” on August 21, with a special charter flight for select astronomy enthusiasts and eclipse chasers to experience totality from 35,000+ feet above the earth. The flight will depart Portland at 7:30 a.m. PDT and fly off the coast of Oregon, allowing … Continue reading Alaska Airlines plans flight to chase “The Great American Eclipse”