As things stand now (at 8:58 am), my luggage is in Los Angeles and I’m still in Seattle, at a Days Inn near the airport. I missed my flight back to LA last night, and it was definitely Alaska Airline’s fault. When I got to the check-in counter around 6:55 pm both the check-in computer and the Alaska Airlines rep said the flight would be delayed until 9:30 pm, and that boarding would happen around 9 pm. No prob…I went to the gate area, hooked up my computer in a cafe and did some work. Two hours later I went over to the departure gate at 9 pm…empty. Checked with an Alaska rep — “Oh, that flight left at 8:40 pm.” They have me on a flight leaving this morning at 11:30.