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Tag: Sea-Tac International Airport


AIRCRAFT: Greener skies for Seattle, noisier for us

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a plan to shift aircraft approaches to Sea-Tac airport. The main reason for this change is: fewer flights over North Seattle homes and lower emissions.

That’s nice, but the revised plans call for flights arriving from the southwest, rather than dog-legging over Olympia, to be replaced by more direct routings over Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the neighborhoods north of state Route 16.

At least the cacophonous noise of those 100 to 150 daily overflights should add joy to the residents who for the past 12 years have been subjected to extreme noise levels of

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AIRPORTS: Shopping reserved for passengers

Your twin articles (TNT, 3-11) about the shopping opportunities now available at airports were very interesting. So interesting, in fact, that I took part of my Sunday afternoon to see if some of these wonderful opportunities were available locally, at Sea-Tac International Airport.

Imagine my surprise to learn that only ticketed passengers could even get to the shopping oases described in the article. Airport planners (and the Transportation Safety Administration) might want to consider that there is a large local population who might still enjoy the opportunity to watch aircraft operations while taking advantage of the new shopping and

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