The smell of fish was in the air early on the morning of May 16, as Alaska Air Cargo delivered 24,100 pounds of the season’s first shipment of Copper River salmon to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The Copper River salmon’s arrival marks the beginning of the summer salmon season and is highly anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The salmon, which comes from three Alaska seafood processors: Ocean Beauty Seafoods, Trident Seafoods and Copper River Seafoods, left Cordova just after 2 a.m. May 16 onboard an Alaska Airlines 737-400 Combi.
82 years ago, this is where we started.
Today we’re back in the air over the great state of Alaska to launch a new sort of journey.
Blog, day 1.
Have you ever heard what sounds like dogs barking as your Virgin America flight taxis to the gate after landing? No, it’s not a pack of hounds loose in the cargo hold (Virgin America, by the way, does not transport pets in cargo). What you’re hearing is the sound of the aircraft equalizing hydraulic pressure as the pilots use just one engine to taxi to the gate. Single-engine taxiing is another way Virgin America saves fuel and strives to be more environmentally friendly.