Sally Ho, Associated Press Updated 12:39 pm PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 File - In this Aug. 13, 2018 file photo, a Horizon Air Q400 turboprop airplane, part of Alaska Air Group, is moved into position by airport workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. The plane is the same model of aircraft stolen from the airport by an airline ground agent which later crashed into crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound, killing the man. Authorities say the Seattle airport ground crew worker who stole an empty commercial airplane had apparently searched online for flight instruction videos before he took off on a dizzying ride that soon crashed into a small island. The FBI announced Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, that it's concluding the investigation into the August 10 incident after determining that Richard Russell, 28, of Sumner, Washington, acted alone from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. less File - In this Aug. 13, 2018 file photo, a Horizon Air Q400 … [Read more...] about FBI: Seattle plane thief searched online for flight videos
Updated 12:23 pm CST, Friday, November 9, 2018 SEATTLE (AP) — The Port of Seattle, the governing body over Seattle's seaport and airport, is launching a new pilot program that will allow visitors past security at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport without a boarding pass. Port officials say local residents can apply for the SEA Visitor Pass pilot program starting this week. It will be the first time in 17 years that someone without a ticket can access areas of the airport beyond security. The port said in a release that the opportunity to "wave goodbye at the airport gate as someone boarded a plane" or "get a bite to eat with a traveler on a layover" is back. The pilot program will run through Dec. 14. The port says it will study the feasibility of continuing the program — if it is successful — permanently. … [Read more...] about Program allows visitors past airport security without ticket
Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press Published 12:33 PM EST Nov 5, 2018 If you use a pickup for your construction job, you probably drive a full-size truck, such as a Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado or Ram 1500. But if your truck needs revolve around hauling camping gear or a mountain bike, then a midsize truck might be the right fit. Lucky for you, that’s where the next front in the truck wars is unfolding. Toyota has dominated this space with its Tacoma, but the Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier and two General Motors offerings — the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon — are battling as well. Ford's absence from this segment in recent years helps explain how General Motors was able to top Ford in pickup market share, even though Ford has the best-selling vehicle in the F-150. And this front is about to get more crowded. In a few weeks, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will unveil a truck designed to highlight the lifestyle aspect of truck ownership, … [Read more...] about Can Toyota Tacoma fend off Ranger and Jeep in midsize truck war?
U.K. will open up e-passport lanes to U.S. travelers in 2019 Chris McGinnis Published 11:57 am PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 U.S. citizens should be able to use e-passport gates in 2019 at U.K. airports. U.S. citizens should be able to use e-passport gates in 2019 at U.K. airports. Photo: U.K.Home Office The pin locates the new rental car center at Chicago O'Hare. The pin locates the new rental car center at Chicago O'Hare. Photo: Google Maps Rendering of the bar at Alaska Airlines' new Seattle North Satellite lounge. Rendering of the bar at Alaska Airlines' new Seattle North Satellite lounge. Photo: Alaska Airlines LaGuardia and other New York airports now offer free high-speed Wi-Fi. LaGuardia and other New York airports now offer free high-speed Wi-Fi. … [Read more...] about Airport news: Faster U.K. entry, O’Hare car rentals, Alaska lounges, NYC Wi-Fi, Seattle
By Mike Moffitt, SFGATE Published 11:49 am PDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 The USGS has completed a new assessment of the threat posed by U.S. volcanoes. The following volcanoes are rated as "very high" threats. (Note: the No. 8 and 9 most dangerous volcanos — Akutan Island and Makushin Volcano in Alaska — are not included due to lack of photos.) less The USGS has completed a new assessment of the threat posed by U.S. volcanoes. The following volcanoes are rated as "very high" threats. (Note: the No. 8 and 9 most dangerous volcanos — Akutan Island and ... more Photo: Andrew Richard Hara/Getty Images 18. Long Valley Caldera, California Overall threat score: 129 Aviation threat score: 29 18. Long Valley Caldera, California Overall threat score: 129 Aviation threat score: 29 Photo: Corbis/Corbis/VCG Via Getty Images 17. Crater … [Read more...] about These West Coast volcanoes pose ‘very high’ threat, USGS says