Transportation

Life & Style Alaska Airlines unveils Hawaii-themed airplane Alaska Airlines unveils Hawaii-themed airplane
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii high school student's design now adorns an Alaska Airlines jet.

The airline says Kaiser High School student Aaron Nee's Hawaii-themed design was chosen from nearly 3,000 entries in the airline's "Paint-the-Plane" contest.
Life & Style New technologies help travelers lower hotel prices New technologies help travelers lower hotel prices
NEW YORK (AP) - When Amy Eisen originally booked a weeklong vacation to celebrate her 30th anniversary, she was looking at a $3,749 hotel bill.

But Eisen reserved her room at the all-inclusive Sanctuary Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic through a new travel site, Tingo.com.
Life & Style AAA: Thanksgiving travel should increase slightly AAA: Thanksgiving travel should increase slightly
Slightly more Americans will hit the road this Thanksgiving, according to AAA. But they'll take shorter trips to save on gas and other costs as household budgets remain tight.
Life & Style Winter travel laws take effect in November Winter travel laws take effect in November
Beginning Nov. 1, state law requires commercial vehicles and combinations of vehicles heavier than 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating to carry sufficient tire chains. This law also affects some larger passenger trucks, SUVs, recreational vehicles and trucks hauling trailers that exceed 10,000 GVW.
Life & Style Metro Transit to add more buses to ease crowded routes Metro Transit to add more buses to ease crowded routes
Since cutting back routes last month, many King County Metro Transit bus riders are feeling the squeeze. To ease congestion on routes, Metro is adding buses to meet increased ridership demand between West Seattle, Burien and downtown Seattle.