This is excellent, very much so.
For the longest time I couldnt imagine why Alaska wasn't operating out of SLC
. Of all the places they served I would have thought for sure they'd at least have something
out of Salt Lake. But not until now.
Thank goodness. I'll also be happy to see gates B2
occupied again. Those are the two former DL
gates on the B concourse.
In the good old days (God I miss them), there used to be a 727 always parked long-term at B2
. Never knew why but anytime there was a plane at that gate it was rarely for a short turnaroud. Often it'd sit there for half the day before flying out. Usually an N4xxDA series 727, one of the ones that were first to hit the scrapyard at VCV
rather than the storage yard, sadly.
I always enjoyed that "friend" sitting there at that gate. God I love them 727s.
Anyway, it'll be nice to have those vacant gates occupied again, even if it is with a 737. I do hope that it'll be an MD
-80 though, if for nothing other than the pleasure of seeing a friendly T-tail at B2
Now, start hoping for AirTran to be the next airline to call SLC
home. We'd welcome them with open arms! The more the merrier.