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Southwest Not Switching to Boeing Field in Seattle

Unless you lived in Seattle or worked for Southwest you probably haven’t been following this, but Southwest has been threatening to leave Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport in favor of Boeing Field as a way of reducing costs.  Well, that’s not going to happen.  A city official announced that the city will not permit commercial flights from Boeing Field because of noise and environmental concerns (read: pressure from Alaska Airlines).  If Southwest had moved, Alaska said that they would have to move as well, which leads to a chain reaction where airlines remaining at Sea-Tac are stuck with ridiculously high costs.  Southwest said it will not fight the decision.

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