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HiFlyerAS Dec 31, 11 8:25 pm

New SEA service
 
Was looking at the Emirates website...they're referring to SEA as 'Tacoma International Airport' when booking a flight. Might want to fix that, folks.

ekyyz Dec 31, 11 10:06 pm

SEA airport is called "Tacoma International Airport"

why would they change it?

edy4eva Dec 31, 11 10:43 pm

Interesting observation. It is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, not Tacoma International Airport. EK gotta fix that.

HiFlyerAS Dec 31, 11 11:51 pm

A little history for the folks at EK...Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is owned by the Port of Seattle. The citizens of King County (the county Seattle is located in) are the ones that built SeaTac airport (and CONTINUE to pay for) through their tax dollars. It was only because back in the 1940's when Seattle and Tacoma were not that different in population that Seattle was 'nice' and included Tacoma in the name of the airport. To call it 'Tacoma International Airport' is not only insulting but totally inaccurate.

N830MH Jan 2, 12 10:51 pm


Originally Posted by edy4eva (Post 17724129)
Interesting observation. It is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, not Tacoma International Airport. EK gotta fix that.

Agreed. This should be correctly the name of airport. It is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. They have to fix it right way.

Jimmy O's Jan 3, 12 12:30 am


Originally Posted by HiFlyerAS (Post 17724302)
A little history for the folks at EK...Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is owned by the Port of Seattle. The citizens of King County (the county Seattle is located in) are the ones that built SeaTac airport (and CONTINUE to pay for) through their tax dollars. It was only because back in the 1940's when Seattle and Tacoma were not that different in population that Seattle was 'nice' and included Tacoma in the name of the airport. To call it 'Tacoma International Airport' is not only insulting but totally inaccurate.

My understanding is that the city of Tacoma paid $100k for naming rights when the field was being developed. And the people of Seattle have been so far been so "nice" as to try and change the name twice- without getting Tacoma's sign off. The way it has been explained to me it took legal action to make sure the "Tacoma" part stayed as is...

I don't really have a dog in the fight. I live in Tacoma but am a recent transplant. But I am not sure the reason it is SEATAC is because the folks up north are just so darn "nice."

blagger Jan 3, 12 7:57 am

As far as I can see it's only incorrect in one place - the "From" box on the "Search for Flights" pop-up on the home page, and only affects the US-English version of the site. Everwhere else appears to be correct.

I'm not sure how it's deemed to be insulting. It's an easy mistake for someone to make - if I see "New York-JFK International Airport" I take the city name to be New York and the airport to be "JFK International Airport". Same goes for "Paris-Orly" or "London-Gatwick". Someone in EK not familiar with the airport made a simple mistake. I'm sure it's easily corrected by contacting the airline.

sadiqhassan Jan 3, 12 2:41 pm


Originally Posted by blagger (Post 17737030)
As far as I can see it's only incorrect in one place - the "From" box on the "Search for Flights" pop-up on the home page, and only affects the US-English version of the site. Everwhere else appears to be correct.

I'm not sure how it's deemed to be insulting. It's an easy mistake for someone to make - if I see "New York-JFK International Airport" I take the city name to be New York and the airport to be "JFK International Airport". Same goes for "Paris-Orly" or "London-Gatwick". Someone in EK not familiar with the airport made a simple mistake. I'm sure it's easily corrected by contacting the airline.

I live in the US and I also thought it was "Tacoma International Airport" in Seattle. :eek: Stupid Americans! :p

98103 Jan 3, 12 2:46 pm

The airport in Tacoma is known as Aroma International.
"When you smell the aroma, you know you're in Tacoma!"


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