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Old January 1st, 2009, 03:43 AM   #61
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Manu84, Sea-Tac originally handled two streams with the runways closest together, but not on instruments only. With the third runway we will continue to run two streams, which can now happen even with instruments-only.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 04:36 AM   #62
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Some activity throughout the summer at Seattle Tacoma International Airport:

Continental 767 on approach from Houston:



VA A319 from SFO:



Lufthansa A330-300 from Frankfurt:



Delta/NW A330-300 from Honolulu:



BA's first flight of the day landing from Heathrow:



Delta/NW 767-400 landing from Atlanta:



Alaska 737-400combi with US Airways A320 taking off in the background:



Atlas Air 747cargo:



World Air on a military charter from Japan



Delta on approach from Salt Lake:



Kalita Air on approach from HK/Tapei:



One of the last SAS flights from Copenhagen. Sadly the service was discontinued a few weeks ago:



Korean Air Cargo direct from Seoul:



UA 757 direct from SFO:



China Airlines Cargo from Taipei:



Parallel Landings:



Alaska Airlines 737-900 from Miami; with winglets!



Jetblue landing from Boston:



FedEX direct from HK:

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Old August 29th, 2009, 02:42 AM   #63
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Looks like a nice airport but the terminal looks like it could do with being a bit bigger!. Bloody good pics though!
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 05:18 AM   #64
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Emirates considers Seattle for their next US destination:

http://blog.seattlepi.com/aerospace/archives/177893.asp
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 09:17 AM   #65
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Nice Airport, hope its expansion plans are not marred. Its growth will only strengthen Seattle's position as a global city.
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 09:35 AM   #66
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Looks like a cool airport. I hope to visit it some day. Reminds me of San Diego with the space constraints, but at least Seattle got more out of the land they had.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 10:54 PM   #67
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HI:

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Old September 14th, 2011, 07:12 PM   #68
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BLI/EUG/GEG/MFR/PDX/SEA | US Pacific Northwest Area Airports

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA):





Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the largest hub for Alaska Airlines, and served over 31.5 million passengers, making it the 18th busiest airport in the United States. It ranks 25th in total aircraft operations and 19th in total cargo volume. Seattle is the largest metropolitan area of the United States which does not serve as a hub nor secondary hub (or focus city) for any of the remaining legacy airlines. Other US Airlines that serve this airport include United/Continental, American, Delta, US Airways, Hawaiian, Air Tran, Southwest, JetBlue, Frontier, and Virgin America.















Foreign Airlines that serve Seattle-Tacoma include:



















International Destinations served directly from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) as of 2011:


Calgary
Edmonton
Guadalajara
Kelowna
Mazatlán (seasonal)
Puerto Vallarta (seasonal)
San Jose del Cabo (seasonal)
Vancouver
Victoria


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Tokyo-Narita


Amsterdam
Beijing-Capital
Osaka-Kansai
Tokyo-Narita
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Old September 14th, 2011, 07:16 PM   #69
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Some photos of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA):

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Seattle (SeaTac) Airport by Effervescing Elephant, on Flickr

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Pam's Last Look at the Seattle Airport by ddrucker, on Flickr

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IMG_5822 by jdong, on Flickr

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SEATAC Airport by prayitno, on Flickr

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New Wing @ SEATAC Airport by prayitno, on Flickr

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Voyager @ SeaTac by prayitno, on Flickr

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Seattle Tacoma Airport by Chronovial, on Flickr

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Seattle Airport Train by kaktuslampan, on Flickr

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Seattle/Tacoma Airport by RumAli, on Flickr

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Seattle Airport Starbucks by Nicky_Noodle!, on Flickr

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Seattle International Airport by Fly_4U, on Flickr

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Seattle Airport by DaveD5, on Flickr

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Punchline to a Seattle joke by Wade Rockett, on Flickr

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Pacific Marketplace by skyfire124, on Flickr

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DSC06218 Seattle Tacoma Airport by godutchbaby, on Flickr

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Pacific Marketplace by Oran Viriyincy, on Flickr

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Seattle Airport food court by orclimber, on Flickr

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DSCN0036 by terrificphotos, on Flickr

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DSCN4076 by the_chan, on Flickr

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Untitled by kewlio, on Flickr

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IMG_0928 by citywalker, on Flickr

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seattle_001 by OurTravelPics.com, on Flickr

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Seattle by chriechers, on Flickr

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Sea-Tac by jphanky08, on Flickr
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Old September 14th, 2011, 07:28 PM   #70
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Some videos of the Trams at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA):





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Old September 14th, 2011, 07:46 PM   #71
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Portland International Airport (PDX):



In 2008, PDX handled 14,299,234 passengers and had non-stop commercial air service to 16 of the 17 most populated US Metropolitan Statistical Areas. There was an average of 1.2 million passengers on 17,600 commercial flight operations per month. The airport also handled 19,500 short tons of air freight per month
The main terminal consists of one building roughly "H"-shaped and is divided into five concourses. Concourses A, B, and C are on the south side of the terminal and concourses D and E are on the north; the two sides are connected beyond security checkpoints by a walkway opened in August 2005. PDX offers services including free Wi-Fi wireless Internet access, a children's play area, and postal services. Alaska Airlines has a major hub operation at this airport. Other US Airlines that serve this airport include United/Continental, American, Delta, US Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Frontier, Southwest, and Jet Blue.












Foreign Airlines that serve Portland include:



International Destinations served directly from Portland International Airport (PDX) as of 2011:


Vancouver


Amsterdam
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Old September 15th, 2011, 01:03 AM   #73
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Consolidated Rental Car Facility

Aerial photo of the new Consolidated Rental Car facility at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) currently under construction. The facility will house all Rental Car operations at the airport and is scheduled to open in 2012. This will effectively open up two floors of parking (3,200 parking spaces) in the airport's main garage.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 03:56 AM   #74
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Great post.Thanks for sharing.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 04:50 AM   #75
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New to Sea-Tac - Condor Airlines Begins Twice Weekly Flights to Frankfurt
http://www.portseattle.org/seatac/traveler/index.shtml

New non-stop flights to Frankfurt, Germany are available to Sea-Tac travelers. The twice weekly flights depart Seattle on Mondays and Thursdays and offer convenient connections to other destinations in Europe.

Condor Airlines uses Ticket Counter # 1 and Baggage Claim Carousel # 1. Their flights depart and arrive on the South Satellite.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 07:41 PM   #76
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Spirit Airlines will start flying nonstop from Portland (PDX) to Las Vegas starting Sept. 22.

Fly Nonstop to Las Vegas on Spirit Airlines beginning Sept. 22

In addition Asiana Cargo will start nonstop cargo service from Portland (PDX) to Seoul as well.

Welcome to Asiana Cargo!
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Old September 16th, 2011, 05:05 AM   #77
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Impressive pictures.

SEA and PDX are somewhat close in proximity, (about 160 miles), but they are very different airports with very different issues. As I understand it, PDX has had some serious losses in international traffic the past decade, and is just now starting to come back. SEA continues to maintain a strong international presence, even growing the past decade. The economy certainly ties into this, as PDX was considered an up and comer before the downturn, and now it is back to basic population and passenger loads, in addition to more connecting passengers, where SEA will win.

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Old September 17th, 2011, 08:56 AM   #78
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When Sea-Tac added its third runway, it gained the ability to have two runways working during bad visibility. It became far more reliable. That was a huge step in encouraging airlines to locate there. The gain in overseas routes is related to this at least in significant part.

I love Sea-Tac. It's not perfect. But it uses a fraction of the land most aiports use. The rental car garage is emblematic of that.

How many airports let you walk from the plane to the hotels along airport row, completely off airport property? The skybridge that came with the new rail line gets you across the main frontage boulevard.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 11:41 AM   #79
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Impressive pictures.

SEA and PDX are somewhat close in proximity, (about 160 miles), but they are very different airports with very different issues. As I understand it, PDX has had some serious losses in international traffic the past decade, and is just now starting to come back. SEA continues to maintain a strong international presence, even growing the past decade. The economy certainly ties into this, as PDX was considered an up and comer before the downturn, and now it is back to basic population and passenger loads, in addition to more connecting passengers, where SEA will win.
Not to mention that the few international routes that PDX currently has (such as the Delta flight to Tokyo) are supported by a subsidy from the State of Oregon. Sea-Tac has a main advantage compared with PDX in this regard since it has many companies hedquartered there, and is a major hub for Alaska Airlines which helps feed traffic into Delta, Air France, British Airways, Icelandair, and Korean Air through their codeshare agreement with those airlines. Plus I have heard there were complaints about US Customs in Portland which could play a role as well.
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Old September 18th, 2011, 03:26 AM   #80
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Seattle has a severe space crunch at customs. There's a plan to expand it but it'll continue for several years at least, aided somewhat by bandaids.

Portland is in a tough place with overseas routes. For European routes at this distance, a metro in the 2.4 million range is just not very big. For Asian routes, the same issue applies, plus Portland lacks Seattle's scale of Asian business relationships, residents, and tourists. (Of course, Seattle is behind Vancouver and San Francisco.)

Portland's terminal layout looks very difficult to expand. I suspect that significant growth would require a second airport?
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