The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (or Sea-Tac) resides, as you might guess from the name, about halfway between Seattle and Tacoma. Sea-Tac is, much to the dismay of its denizens and the amusement of the Seattleites, technically a city of its own.
If you'd like to page someone in the Sea-Tac Airport, call 206-433-5229.
If want to get in to Seattle it'll cost you about $2 on the Metro, $7.50 on the Airport Express, $18 in the Shared Ride Vans, and $30 for a taxi.
The parking is horrible. A twisted labyrinthine nightmare shoots into the sky in front of the main airport terminal, desperately trying to pass itself off as a parking lot.
Once you've parked, the fun begins. The airport is a recreation center for those unfortunate enough to grow up in Sea-Tac and even some from the real city north of Sea-Tac.
So much to do!
- Ride around in a courtesy wheelchair. They're free!
- Ride back and forth on the Satellite Transit System (read: train.)
The fun increases when you combine this with a courtesy wheelchair. When the train stops, you roll from one side of the car to the other.
- Get overcharged for bad coffee from airport Starbucks outlets. You'll pay. You'll pay because you're addicted.
- Ride up and down in the escalators.
- Run down the empty terminals in the middle of the night with only the red eye crowd to chat with.
- Browse through the magazines. "Look, the King Dome before it was demolished to be replaced with Safeco Field!"
- Identify other people who aren't just at the airport to pick someone up and nod knowingly as you pass each other by...
In reality, the Sea-Tac Airport has much to offer. Join us, take a big breath of recycled air, and grab a seat as the planes roll by.