|Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 1):|
So this service will be run with 2 different aircraft? the SLC flight arrives at 11:05a, but the return flight leaves 45 minutes earlier at 10:02a.. very interesting... very interesting indeed... where does the other flight come from? CVG? ATL?
The plane could very well do a turn back to ATL
, and another plane vice-versa would handle the return trip to SLC
rather than spend all that time on the ground.
|Quoting Ctbarnes (Reply 13):|
At a guess, Utah's high tech companies have probably been lobbing for non-stop SLC-Europe for years. I'd be curious to see whom Delta cut a deal with to get this service going.
This is something that Jerry Grinstein has had on the table for nearly two decades. As CEO of Western Airlines he sought an authority to get a flight into into LGW
but had to settle for DEN
since they were the only other city WA
flew to that was covered by the EU trade agreement at the time. Now as outgoing CEO of DL
he gets pretty close to his dream.
|Quoting Jkudall (Reply 3):|
SLC currently has three gates attached to the customs facilities. Two of those gates can accommodate wide-body aircraft.
D-1, D-3 and one of the E-gates (for CRJ's from Mexico). with the exception of YYJ
, all Canada flights are pre-cleared by the U.S. Customs facility at the Canadian airports (YVR
--which ends on 9/30
does need more gates, especially for service to Mexico and elsewhere. I'm told once YYJ
gets a U.S. Customs pre-clearence facility (they are seeking one I'm further told), that flight could indeed go year around BTW.
|Quoting Jkudall (Reply 3):|
I think DL (or any other airline) will wait and see how CDG performs before even thinking about another Europe or an Asia route.
Much of this will depend on the connectivity, convenience and continued growth of the SLC
O&D market. But the way things are looking, LGW
and perhaps FCO
are strong candidates over the next 5 years or so.
|Quoting Xaphan (Reply 7):|
with the exception of Sundays, when devout Mormons refrain from travel, if possible
Since when are Mormons like ultra-Orthodox Jews?
I see them driving to church all the time on Sundays!
|Quoting RwSEA (Reply 4):|
but living in SEA I can get nearly the same experience if I go to Hawaii or Mexico, both of which are much closer and cheaper for me. Same thing when talking about ski markets.
Keep in mind that only the markets on the West Coast in the Pacific Time Zone are closer to Hawaii than much of the Caribbean. SLC
is closer to D.R. resort cities such as POP
than they are to HNL
or KOA by about an hour of flying time. But yes it is a mindset, and one of those geographical oddities.
|Quoting B752OS (Reply 12):|
That is not true at all, only the hubs on the east coast having service to the Caribbean. BOS, BDL, RDU, TPA, MCO, RSW, BWI are all non hub airports with non-stop service to the Caribbean.
Throw in a few others like FLL
. Even medium sized markets will likely have at least one flight to a popular destination in the Caribbean sun at least seasonally.
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