Flightaware shows Dreamlifter arrival from ANC at 9:34 am.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTI ... /PANC/KSLC
So when it opens, does everyone move over to the new gates and the old concourses, parking lot and terminal are quickly torn down? The old terminals and parking structure come down immediately. The original plan was that two of the old concourses would remain with a temporary connection to the new ...Jump to post
New terminals look nice! I find it a bit bittersweet however. I have fond memories of the current soon to be old SLC even though they're not the most stylish, modern, or inviting. Agreed. I grew up in southern Idaho, but SLC was the local airport. I have fond (but increasingly faint) memories of ex...Jump to post
Here is a recent aerial view from SLC website, looking northwest.. The structural work for Phase 1 is pretty much complete.
source: https://www.slcairport.com/thenewslc/re ... s-gallery/
SLC twitter just posted this picture of a DL A321 being used for gate fitting tests on the new A concourse. Opening is less than 3 months away!
https://twitter.com/slcairport/status/1 ... 0101874689
FWIW: Here is a fabulous old Pan Am route map. The legend says "Copyright 1956", but the fine print in the bottom margin says "Revised 2/64". The host website says that this edition shows route updates as of 1 Jan 1963. The map simply shows "Panama City." My first insti...Jump to post
I realize that this issue has already generated a separate thread, but I think that it's good to make sure that there is a record of it here: Due to reduced demand resulting from the pandemic, airport leadership has proposed a plan to accelerate construction. When Phase 1 opens this fall, they inten...Jump to post
It's good to read the full document from the OP's link. There are some good numbers in there that explain the harsh reality of the situation: "Our principal financial goal for 2020 is to reduce our cash burn to zero by the end of the year... Delta is currently burning about $50 million every da...Jump to post
I flew into Berlin-Tegel almost 20 years ago on a school trip. Sad to see it's probably closing for good. This is probably a dumb question, but I took a photo of my luggage tag from the trip, and we flew to Amsterdam on KLM, and then on Northwest Airlines flight 68. Any idea what aircraft I probabl...Jump to post
Fiji A350 today from NAN.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FJI ... /NFFN/KSLC
My understanding is that the missionaries are all being told to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, regardless of symptoms or exposures. I worry more about the arrivals from Asia than those from the southern hemisphere right now. In addition to the flights you mentioned, I believe there has also be...Jump to post
N701dn 77L stretching its legs on SYD-SLC today. Repatriation charter.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /YSSY/KSLC
And a surprising Egyptair B789 non-stop CAI to SLC: - MS3092 CAI 05.27 - SLC 11.52 B789 SU-GER https://www.flightradar24.com/MSR3092/244dbaad It looks like the plane routed CAI-DEL-CAI-SLC since yesterday using flight numbers 3090, 3091, 3092. Probably an evacuation flight from India with tech stop...Jump to post
I can see regional operators consolidating flights for the majors, although it might only work for flights between competing hubs. For example, OO flies SLC-DEN for both DL and UA. Particularly if OO owns the jet, couldn't they easily consolidate the passengers with approval of DL and UA? Then those...Jump to post
This USGS fact sheet is helpful to understand seismic activity around SLC. The current earthquake activity is closest to the Oquirrh-Great Salt Lake Fault Zone, and not part of the better-known Wasatch Fault. https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2016/3019/fs20163019.pdf I also like this page that gives a nice i...Jump to post
An update article in the SL Tribune today, with a brief discussion of the liquefaction issue mentioned upthread: https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/03/23/aftershocks-spur-plea/ If not for Covid-19, I think that this earthquake would have gotten a lot more national media attention. But even lo...Jump to post
The last aftershock was updated to 4.6. That's more in line with what I felt.
https://twitter.com/UtahEmergency/statu ... 3624548353
Biscayne738 wrote:Another 3.7 aftershock just happened.
I was in south King County when the 6.7 struck and closed BFI because the fill under 32/14 liquefied and made the runways unusable. With Great Salt Lake being near SLC, are there chances of that happening there? The lake has no outlet, so I wonder if this changed the shape of the lake? Soil liquefa...Jump to post
From the airports twitter account: "The airport is not currently operational. The FAA tower, terminals and concourses have been evacuated. The road to the airport has been opened, so that passengers can be picked-up." The epicenter was 4 km NNE of Magna, UT, which would be very near the ai...Jump to post
2020 Flown so far: January: SLC-SGU Delta 4227 CRJ (OO) SGU-SLC Delta 4312 CRJ (OO) February: SLC-SGU Delta 4227 CRJ (OO) SGU-SLC Delta 4289 CRJ (OO) SLC-SGU Delta 4227 CRJ (OO) SGU-SLC Delta 4289 CRJ (OO) SLC-ATL Delta 1802 767-300 ATL-RSW Delta 2291 757-200 RSW-ATL Delta 2704 757-200 ATL-SLC Delta...Jump to post
DL ABQ-SLC OCT 3>4 NOV 3>4 DL IDA-SLC OCT 4>5 NOV 4>5 DL PSC-SLC OCT 3>4 NOV 3>4 DL SLC-TUS OCT 3>4 NOV 3>4 Watch this space, as they say. Phase 1 of SLC's terminal reconstruction is set to open in September, and there is plenty of speculation about new routes and service en...Jump to post
There's another interview in one of the local Utah outlets: https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/2/7/21126458/jetblue-utah-breeze-aviation-david-neeleman-southwest-airlines They emphasize that Breeze is based in Utah, and will receive some tax incentives, but also it also says that Breeze won't be flyi...Jump to post
Hard to tell from the pictures, but those seats appear to have significantly less "cushion" than the older types (which has been a trend on many carriers for years). It looks like there's another divider between the seats, I wonder if that folds down or extends. The cushions may be thinne...Jump to post
Does the DXB-IAH flight go through US Preclearance at YYZ? Wouldn’t that require everyone onboard to have paperwork to enter Canada? A lot of people from the ME neck of the woods won’t be able to just enter Canada with just their passports.. Nope. It is possible to connect to USA-bound flights with...Jump to post
Looks like the remaining E-gates will be demolished this month, with hardstand/bus operations commencing tomorrow. The PR indicates about 46 daily flights will switch to bus gates. These should all be OO flights, AFAIK:
https://www.slcairport.com/airlines-fli ... perations/
The wheels are turning https://www.instagram.com/p/B408nGWHhFL/?igshid=4iymbpchwj77 Interesting to see that post is coming out of Utah. Is that where the new airline is going to be based? Not just Utah, but Cottonwood Heights, the very same suburb where the JetBlue office is located. I would also m...Jump to post
Here is an interesting proposal to rename the SLC airport in honor of Jake Garn. I'm not sure if I've heard this idea before, but I'm not surprised by it. This is just a guest opinion in one of the local papers, but I have a funny feeling that it may be taken seriously: https://www.deseret.com/opini...Jump to post
So the new terminal is really happening. Groundbreaking ceremony today, with expected completion by the end of 2021: https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2019/11/06/provo-airport-launches/ This link has some renderings in the photo gallery. The ramp renderings look like a couple of B6 A320s, and sho...Jump to post
Anecdotal, but a professional conference that I was considering attending next July in Hong Kong was just moved to a different venue in Seoul. I don't know if other events are leaving the city, but it is interesting that this event cancelled with 9 months to go.Jump to post
I recently discovered these videos about "The Canyon" art installation that is being installed in the new terminal. I had seen renderings before, but the videos make it seem much more impressive.
Kikko19 wrote:Never more than 3 hours in a 737 fuselage. Cannot shrink my shoulders. Maybe if they do it 2+3 I will change my mind
Right after getting married we briefly lived in an apartment that was about 100 feet from a Union Pacific line. We had 6-10 freight trains per day, including 3 or 4 during the night. And the locomotives would blow their horns at several crossings in the neighborhood. Now that was LOUD. But we learne...Jump to post
braniff2hav wrote:Why are they unable to partner closer? I forgot.
BYU at Toledo:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX ... /KPVU/KTOL
We are one year away from opening the first phase, and the SL Tribune has an update article today with a bunch of photos: https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2019/09/23/new-b-salt-lake-city/ The first jet bridges are now installed. The new 6-mile-long baggage screening and delivery system is being ...Jump to post
RWA380 wrote:WOW must be saved, otherwise the world will always be shy one carrier with fuschia colored aircraft & an exclamation on the outside.
Also a lot more capacity on the EWR- SLC route from DL and UA. Anything to do with the new terminal? First phase of the new terminal is still a year away, so that's not likely. I am curious to see how DL's SLC operation will change with the new facility, but doubt it will be too drastic in the near...Jump to post
Update video from the SLC airport Twitter feed:
https://twitter.com/slcairport/status/1 ... 8117722113
Traffic leaving the terminals has been routed though the new arrivals/pick-up lanes outside the new terminals--it's cool to see that area is nearly finished and looking good.
I simply want to say that I just boarded my first A220. DL831 SLC-SJC, now preparing for departure. Very roomy inside. Sitting in 14E with a great view of the massive GTF engine. Loving it. But my favorite thing so far is the "C-SERIES" floormat just inside the entry door.Jump to post
This thread title gave me nightmare flashbacks. I made several business trips to PHL in 2011 when I lived in BZN. The return flight was always booked PHL-MSP-BZN, leaving PHL about 1700. On three consecutive trips, that departure to MSP was either delayed multiple hours or cancelled due to weather, ...Jump to post
Update article from KSL, reporting on public meeting to discuss SLC master plan: https://www.ksl.com/article/46596664/public-gets-first-glimpse-into-the-future-of-salt-lake-airport Image from KSL.com: http://img.ksl.com/slc/2744/274430/27443068.jpg You can see the new central terminal and parking fa...Jump to post
bmartino99 wrote:Why is he in a high altitude flight suit? Any one have any ideas?
There is probably a blindlingly simple answer to this but why not using the equator with intermittent trade winds rather than pole to pole. pole to pole is only about 100km shorter circumference. was it purely an ETOPS requirement which flying the equator could not satisfy? It was because the attem...Jump to post