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OceanGate puts off this year’s Titanic dives

Everett, Wash.-based OceanGate has had to postpone this summer’s deep-sea dives to the Titanic shipwreck, just as they were about to start, due to complications relating to the expedition’s intended mothership. The complications have to do with the status of … Continue reading

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Paine Field celebrates first passenger flights

EVERETT, Wash. — Today marks a “first” for the new passenger airline terminal at Everett’s Paine Field, thanks to Alaska Airlines’ kickoff of daily service. But it’s a “second” for Thomas Paine, the grandnephew of the airport’s namesake. Paine and another grandnephew, Nicholas … Continue reading

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Alaska Airlines adds VR to in-flight entertainment

Alaska Airlines is adding virtual reality to its in-flight entertainment menu in an experiment aimed at recreating a movie theater experience at 35,000 feet. The Seattle-based airline has partnered with SkyLights, a French-American immersive-media company, to offer VR headsets and noise-canceling … Continue reading

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Alaska Airlines to serve 8 cities from Everett

Alaska Airlines says it’ll offer daily nonstop flights to eight cities including San Jose, Calif., from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., with the aim of helping travelers circumvent traffic jams on the road in Seattle and in the terminals at … Continue reading

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Titanic sub’s launch pad is ready for liftoff

Construction work is complete for an essential part of the dive system that’s due to carry scientists and amateur adventurers down to the world-famous Titanic shipwreck this summer. The nearly 11-ton mobile subsea platform will be used to launch a … Continue reading

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OceanGate wins more funding for Titanic sub

OceanGate is in the midst of a $5.1 million investment round aimed at pushing the Everett, Wash.-based company closer to a Titanic undersea adventure. The round was reported today in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Joel Perry, OceanGate’s director … Continue reading

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OceanGate gets Titanic sub ready for the holidays

EVERETT, Wash. — Almost all the pieces are in place for a Yuletide delivery of Titanic proportions: the completion of a multimillion-dollar underwater craft that’s due to explore the world’s most famous shipwreck next year. Cyclops 2, a five-person submersible that … Continue reading

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