Photo of the Week: Action at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

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It has been a while since my last “Photo of the Week” post. This week I want to share this amazing photo which I actually just took today. This picture was taken from the Centurion Lounge at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

It was such a beautiful day and when I arrived at the lounge to relax before my outbound flight, I just had to snap a picture of this picturesque scene. I was traveling light but as most of the times, I have my camera with me, if I am going somewhere.

On a beautiful day like today, you can see Mount Rainier clearly in the background. This gives Sea-Tac one of the best backdrops for an airport.

In the foreground, you see one of Delta Airlines Boeing 737-900(ER). The plane is pushing back to take off to Anchorage.

View from the Centurion Lounge.

The photo below is similar to the other one. A few minutes later a luggage cart transporter from Delta zipped right through and I took this shot.

Another shot from the Centurion Lounge.

The two large pillars are for the new aerial walkway, which will be spanning 900 feet across and 85 feet above the existing taxi lane, connecting the South-Satellite with the new International Arrivals Facility (IAF). It will connect passengers with the new customs facilities. Once completed you will get even better views at Sea-Tac. The center of the bridge is currently being built at the North Cargo Area and will be transported and lifted in place overnight to minimize the impact on airport operations. Installation is currently scheduled for late summer/early fall.

Below a rendering of the new International Arrivals Facility (IAF) with the aerial walkway in the background. I can’t wait for the completion of these projects. As I am frequently traveling internationally out of Sea-Tac. The exterior design of the IAF is amazing and gives the airport a more modern look.

Rendering of the new International Arrivals Facility (IAF). Courtesy: Port of Seattle

Which other airports have such great views as this one? Let me know in the comments.

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