Seattle-Tacoma International. Airport: Not Enough Places to Land

When travelers are asked to rank airports according to convenience, the winner is often Seattle-Tacoma International. Spacious and easy to navigate, Sea-Tac is the 23rd largest U.S. airport in terms of passenger traffic; it handled 14.4 million people last year. Passengers are whisked from the central terminal to outlying gates by a rubber-tired subway that travels at 26 m.p.h. The airport owes its roominess to a five-year building program, completed in 1973, in which two giant, remote terminals were constructed to accommodate jumbo jets. As a result, Sea-Tac has become a popular connection point for travelers flying to Japan, Hong Kong...

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