How to Find Cheap Air Travel to/from Seattle
Travelers to Seattle will have to fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (airport code SEA) about 15 miles south of the city. The airport, which is more commontly known as Sea-Tac, lies between the cities of Seattle and Tacoma, and serves both. You will notice that the airport itself lies in the town of SeaTac – yes, the town was named after the airport. Sea-Tac (the airport, not the town) is a hub for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air and a focus city for Northwest Airlines, so be sure to check those carriers for special deals on tickets. Sea-Tac’s airport neighbor to the south, Portland International Airport, has recently won the service of a couple of airlines (Lufthansa and Mexicana) over Sea-Tac, but there are indications Seattle’s airport could be expanding its services in the near future. Emirates has said it is considering Seattle as a future destination.
You will find a complete list of airlines serving Sea-Tac is found here, and real-time flight information can be found here for both incoming and outgoing flights. There is a map of the airport here. Your dining options are listed here, your shopping options here, and the various passenger services at the airport are listed here. You can enjoy a massage or manicure, and you can also store your frozen foods – which might sound strange, but for anyone who is using Sea-Tac as the departure or arrival point for a hunting trip will be very pleased with that service. Ground transportation options, including car rentals, taxis, shuttles and public transportation, are listed here. You can get driving directions to Sea-Tac here, and you can also save time and money on Seattle airport parking by booking it ahead of time.
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