On Monday, September 16, 2002, at 07:50 AM, Jim Freeze wrote:

> Did you ever find out how far from the SEA airport
> to the conference center and hotel?

It's about 14 miles:

http://maps.yahoo.com/py/ 
ddResults.py?proceed=Proceed&Pyt=Tmap&tarname=&tardesc=&newname=Seattle+ 
Tacoma+International+Airport&newdesc=&newHash=662400403&newTHash=- 
629074884&newSts=&newTSts=&newFL=Use+Address+Below&newaddr=SEA&newcsz=Se 
attle%2C+WA&newcountry=us&newTFL=Use+Address+Below&newtaddr=8th+and+Pike 
&newtcsz=Seattle%2C+WA&newtcountry=us&Submit=Get+Directions

(UGLY URL!)

Please note that the destination address is approximate. It's an  
intersection near the convention center. Any taxi will know it by name.  
A taxi will be your most expensive option (about $40-$50???) but is  
readily available outside baggage claim.

Also, there is also the 194 bus that runs very frequently and during  
the weekday goes through the city's bus tunnel. The last stop going  
north puts you at the Convention Center stop. It's also the last stop  
in the tunnel. Cost: $1.25-$2.50. Check  
http://transit.metrokc.gov/bus/flymetro.html for exact details.

Finally (out of my reccomendations), there is shuttle express, which  
you can get to by going to the parking garage outside the Sea-Tac  
airport and going to the 3rd level. There should be  signs for it. They  
cost $22 door-to-door, run very very often any hour of the day, and (at  
least going TO the airport) the second person is free. So gang up w/ a  
fellow rubiest and split the cost!