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What’s the best airplane seat for people who are terrified of catching coronavirus? Plus, Delta is ramping up service from Seattle.

Those are some of today’s travel stories I found interesting and thought you might, as well!

Delta Announces New Flights From Seattle

Delta Air Lines announced today the launches of two new routes from Seattle (SEA) — while expanding others from The Emerald City.

A Delta Air Lines 767 is seen from the Delta Sky Club at Seattle SeaTac International Airport - SEA - in Washington state.
A Delta Air Lines 767 is seen from a Delta Sky Club at Seattle SeaTac International Airport – SEA. Receive complimentary airport lounge access a number of American Express cards.

Delta is adding service from SEA to Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) and Columbus, OH (CMH). Service to Austin and Orlando will increase from one to two daily flights.

The changes are effective June 8.

No More Boarding Passes at a TSA Checkpoint

Put that boarding pass away if you’re going through security at Sacramento International Airport (SMF)! New technology allows TSA to verify that you’re a passenger.

Can a Window Seat Save You from Coronavirus?

Window seats are nice: they offer great views, allow you to rest your head against the wall, and certainly are better than dreaded middle seats.

Woman reading magazine and listening to music on airplane. Female traveler reading seated in passanger cabin. Sun shining trough airplane window.
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A doctor says they also may keep you at a lower risk of catching coronavirus.

Read the article to learn why — and discover if the aisle or middle seat presents the most exposure.

United Postponing New Pilot Class, Asking Current Pilots to Take Leave

Coronavirus has impacted plenty of people in the travel industry. Now, United Airlines has postponed starting dates for some new pilots.

The airline is also seeking some pilots to voluntarily take a month’s leave in exchange for reduced pay.

La Guardia: The Musical?

Did you see Saturday Night Live’s satirical take on La Guardia airport? Check it out below — and keep an eye out for cameos from David Byrne of Talking Heads and Jake Gyllenhaal!

— Chris

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