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Puget Sound-based Alaska Air in the news this week:
* 2 African American females command Portland-bound flight together,
* Copper River Salmon Season now underway

Sea-Tac Int’l Airport
Photo credit: Alaska Airlines, Inc.

– “Alaska Airlines’ first flight piloted by two African-American women earns round of applause”
“Passengers aboard an Alaska Airlines flight earlier this week became part of a landmark trip for the carrier, as it was the first of its flights to be piloted by two African-American women.

Captain Tara Wright took to the intercom to make the announcement shortly before takeoff on Sunday [May 13, 2018], telling passengers they were about to be part of ‘a pretty interesting piece of Alaska Airlines history.'”

“‘And finally … you’re sharing a pretty interesting piece of Alaska Airlines history this morning,’ she told travelers. You’ll be piloted by two African-American female pilots, for the first time in Alaska Airlines history,” by Michael Bartiromo, Fox News.
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– “Copper River salmon 2018: Alaska brings first fish to Seattle”
“This week marks the official start of the 2018 Copper River King Salmon season in Cordova, Alaska. For many people, the kick-off of Copper River salmon season means that summer is officially here.

As part of the tradition to celebrate the first catch, Alaska Airlines hosted the 9th annual Copper Chef Cook-off on Friday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport,” by Alaska Airlines.
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Posted by Steve on May 18, 2018 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

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