SeaPort Air, Small But Green
Arrive just 15 minutes before your flight is scheduled to depart. Take off from a private terminal. Avoid TSA shenanigans altogether. Protect conservation land in the Pacific Northwest. The four previous statements more or less define the mission of Portland-based SeaPort Air, a new airline that's trying to bring the jetset experience to the masses (at least if they're flying between Portland and Seattle). To mitigate its fuel consumption (the new "carbon offset"), it has as of yesterday announced its partnership with the Columbia Land Trust, noting the company is determined to give back locally to an environmental organization that will have a lasting impact on the Pacific Northwest. With any luck, SeaPort will initiate flight service near the rest of us.