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Topic Update: Sea-Tac Suspends the Introduction of New Biometric Technologies

After hearing impassioned public comments from citizens and civil liberty groups about facial recognition technologies, the Port of Seattle Commission has voted unanimously to expand studies on how and where the technology would be implemented at the airport and cruise ship terminals. With this move, Sea-Tac became the first airport to resist federal push for biometric technologies until the commission adopts “tangible, enforceable” policies to govern their use. The commission has also suspended Delta’s plans […]

Ship a Case of Wine for Free on Alaska Airlines

Alaska Mileage Plan members can now bring one case of wine (12 bottles) home for free when they fly to one of the 30 West Coast cities participating in the Wine Flies Free offer. How does Wine Flies Free work? Fly to one of the 30 West Coast cities participating in the Wine Flies Free offer. Sip and shop at your favorite winery destinations. Pro tip: Hang onto your boarding pass, many wineries in Washington and […]

The Cheapest and the Most Expensive Airports in the U.S.

We all know that the airport can be an expensive place and, even if a ticket was purchased at a discounted price, that’s not the entire cost of embarking on your next adventure. Extras like parking, a cab or an Uber, a luggage-cart, a cup of coffee, and a snack or a meal at the airport are common costs travelers need to account for when budgeting a trip. For the first time, The Points Guy […]

Accessible travel for all at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Aiming to become “the most accessible airport in the USA,” Sea-Tac has announced new airport services to make travel more accessible to individuals with disabilities. Through its webpage, the airport recommends travelers plan ahead and contact their airlines in advance for assistance with wheelchair requests, specific seat assignments, medication storage or dietary needs. Another recommendation is to contact TSA Cares 72 hours before the flight – a helpline to provide information and assistance in preparing […]

LAX bans rideshare and taxi drivers from terminal pick up

On October 29, the Los Angeles International Airport launched LAX-it: the new way to catch an Uber, Lyft, Opoli, or taxi at LAX. The airport has banned ridesharing companies and taxi drivers from picking up passengers outside its terminals due to worsening congestion at the airport. Although curbside drop-off is still allowed, arriving passengers now have to take a shuttle bus to Terminal 1’s parking lot to meet their rideshare drivers, and to the main […]