Most airlines fly 365 days a year. Most airlines are nationally owned and operated. We’re not most airlines.

We’re a family owned and operated business, home based at the north end of Lake Washington. We call Kenmore home. We have since we were founded in 1946. And, we don’t fly on Thanksgiving or Christmas.

We’re closed both days.

We believe the holidays are meant to spent with family and we want to make sure our employees are able to do just that.

We also believe that for those who aren’t rushing to meet the Black Friday crowds, there should – and are – plenty of fun things to do. Which is why we’re sharing a few of our favorites.


Peruse the Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase

Now through January 2, The Inn at Laurel Point is hosting Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase. This incredible event brings together professional and amateur bakers from across Canada. This year’s theme was ‘Around the World.’ Bakers were asked to draw inspiration from their unique travel experiences and family traditions.

 Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase

Let it Glow at WildLights

Let it glow at the Woodland Park Zoo’s annual WildLights event. Starting November 25 (aka Black Friday), the zoo will be brighter than ever. There will even be faux snowball fights!


Hike Mount Constitution

Burn off some of that Thanksgiving turkey with a hike. The tallest peak in the San Juans, Mount Constitution on Orcas Island, offers stunning views. If you don’t feel up for a full-bore hike, you could always drive to the top.


Seattle Scenic Flight

We might be biased, but we think the best views of Seattle are from the sky. Rather than fight the crowds, get your head in the clouds aboard a Seattle Scenic Flight.

Seattle Scenic Flight Tour 

Wander Through the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park

Spanning 20-plus acres, the San Juan Island Sculpture Park is home to more than 150 unique installations and creations. Located just outside of Roche Harbor, it features five walking trails and is open everyday from dawn to dusk.