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When winter weather is forecast, preparation is essential for Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air and Virgin America– especially when it comes to the potential for light snow and ice in Seattle and Portland, which are primary hubs. Whenever conditions get too cold and moisture is present, there’s a chance frost or snow can accumulate on aircraft surfaces. When this happens, a plane needs to be deiced so its surfaces can be clean and… Read More

Wintry weather is expected to continue with forecasts showing snow beginning early Sunday morning and continuing through midday. In anticipation of this weather event, Alaska Airlines has canceled 25 flights in and out of Seattle between 6 a.m. and noon Sunday, Nov. 5.