An Airline Battle for Seattle With Delta's Alaskan Frenemy

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle Photograph by Ted S. Warren/AP Photo

An old-fashioned airline battle for market share has broken out in Seattle. In one terminal is robustly profitable Delta, the world’s second-largest airline, keen to make Seattle a West Coast hub for a range of new flights to Asia. Across the airport sits Alaska Airlines, the hometown favorite and Sea-Tac’s dominant carrier by traffic and local customer loyalty.

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