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United, Alaska and Virgin America offer nonstop service; Southwest offers direct service (stop, no change of plane); and Southwest, Delta and United offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $334.
Visits to the Boeing factory begin at the nearby Future of Flight Aviation Center, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo, Wash.; (800) 464-1476, http://www.futureofflight.org
. Its exhibits include a cutaway of a 787 Dreamliner. Visitors can also design their own airplane. Adult reserved tickets are $18; $12 for children ages 15 and younger, until Sept. 30. From Oct. 1-Dec. 24 and Jan. 3-March 31, adult reserved tickets are $16, and $9 for ages 15 and younger. A limited number of same-day, non-reserved tickets may be available Admission includes the museum and plant tour. Children must be at least 4 feet tall to go on the tour. Book well in advance, particularly in the summer.
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The Paine Field Passport (http://www.painefieldpassport.com
,  348-3200) sells for $10 and is good for off-season admission discounts, plus year-round price reductions at cafés and gift shops at the Future of Flight and the Flying Heritage Collection, Historic Flight Foundation and Museum of Flight Restoration Center around Paine Field Airport.