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Old Yesterday, 5:28 am
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Originally Posted by ctporter View Post
S3? isn't that the international or Delta gates? I have departed and landed at the B gates on AS, and once saw a Q400 at an S gate back in the days of very crowded SEA, did not think they needed to use S gates though! amazing
You are correct, S gates are in the International South Satellite Terminal where Customs & Immigration is located. I was wondering what International flight was departing from S3 myself. Of the 5 Canadian destinations AS serves (YVR, YEG, YYC, YYJ & YLW) YYJ & YLW do not have US pre-clearance facilities. Flights from those two cities arrive at the S terminal, internationally, as they need to clear Customs & Immigration. Since Q400s are used on those routes, you will see them in S, usually gate S1A.

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Old Yesterday, 6:38 am
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Originally Posted by Mauibaby2008 View Post
Boarding gate was a zoo at SEA today.
"Social distancing" will be almost impossible in airports as travel picks back up. People who are uncomfortable/fearful simply shouldn't travel.

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Originally Posted by ctporter View Post
S3? isn't that the international or Delta gates? I have departed and landed at the B gates on AS, and once saw a Q400 at an S gate back in the days of very crowded SEA, did not think they needed to use S gates though! amazing
there were Delta flights boarding around us. But AS was using S3 for the RDU/CHS flight
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Originally Posted by TheStrangerIn29K View Post
I'm encouraged by the fact that your post has been up nearly 24 hours and no one has dropped in to chide you for flying a non-essential trip, breaking stay-at-home orders, or endangering the general population. I simply dropped by a nearly deserted airport a couple weeks ago to see if TSA agents were wearing masks and caught some flak when I posted about it.

I appreciate your trip report; thanks for sharing it.
I wouldnít take lack of disagreement as approval.

At this point itís been debated ad. nasuem beaten into a dead horse. If one has essential travel, thatís fine for work or family reasons. But leisure travel right now is still incredibly selfish and as long as people are okay with being selfish thereís nothing more to discuss
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Old Yesterday, 6:27 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelingZoomer View Post
I wouldnít take lack of disagreement as approval.

At this point itís been debated ad. nasuem beaten into a dead horse. If one has essential travel, thatís fine for work or family reasons. But leisure travel right now is still incredibly selfish and as long as people are okay with being selfish thereís nothing more to discuss
Others may feel differently but, to me, we live in a pretty selfish age in the Entitled States of America.
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Old Yesterday, 6:54 pm
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Originally Posted by AS Flyer View Post
Others may feel differently but, to me, we live in a pretty selfish age in the Entitled States of America.
Sigh. You couldn't have said it better. Thank you for your service on what I consider a frontline of this war.
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Old Today, 4:33 pm
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I debated on whether to post this or not - and I don't want to start a whole conversation as to whether this is right or wrong. We've already heard most people's opinions on that here and, as TravelingZoomer pointed out, the horse is dead. That said, I am posting this without judgement of any kind, just as an observation. Over the last two weeks I've seen a noticeable uptick in loads on flights that I've been on. They're still far from full - and there is a commitment to keep center seats open through June. I've also noticed that the mix of people seems to have shifted from people that are traveling for some sort of essential purpose to tourists and people traveling for vacations. Some are traveling around Alaska, some to see friends or relatives. I've also noticed that a number of people come on with a mask but take it off at some point and don't bother with it again - even if reminded. I'm not posting this as any sort of judgement - just my observations. A couple of weeks ago I shared that the people I've encountered were primarily traveling as essential workers or for emergency family needs and I thought I would share this noticeable change. Personally, for whatever it's worth, I am thankful for travelers starting to come back while at the same time apprehensive about planes becoming more full and people being less careful. Just some observations for those of you that may be interested. We all NEED the planes to start filling up - but we also don't want to take a giant step backwards.
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Old Today, 4:37 pm
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thank you for that

to paraphrase Leonard Nimoy (Mr Spock) — “The needs of the many should outweigh the wants of the few”
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Old Today, 4:38 pm
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Thanks AS Flyer - interesting to hear. And agreed - the balance of too much too quick versus too little to be viable is quite the needle to thread.
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