From the local press in SLC: https://www.ksl.com/article/50158611/utah-mom-who-gave-birth-on-flight-with-help-from-doctor-nurses-didnt-know-she-was-pregnant https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/utah-mom-gives-birth-on-flight-from-slc-to-hawaii FWIW, the images in the article clearly show a Delta...Jump to post
Source told me that David Neelman was supposedly sighted flying MCO-PHX-SLC yesterday. Things must be ramping up very soon. Considering his ties to Utah that can mean anything. Speaking of which, I don't think that this flattering profile article from one of the Utah papers last month has been link...Jump to post
“E190/E185 flights to operate mainly very short flights 15-20 minutes, maximum 2 hours. Less time in the air, less fuel burn”. In total only 4 hours a day for times with most travel. I had three thoughts as I read this: 1. E185!?!?!?! 2. Lots of very short flights must mean they are doing milk runs...Jump to post
And good news just posted on the @slcairport twitter account: The world map from the floor of Terminal 1 has been successfully removed and will be reinstalled in the new Concourse B!
https://twitter.com/slcairport/status/1 ... 1338300416
100-year anniversary of SLC. https://www.ksl.com/article/50071705/from-woodward-field-to-salt-lake-city-international-airport-marks-100-years The airport created an anniversary webpage with a 92-page book and a 47-minute video. The book is available electronically for free. Both are are available h...Jump to post
BYU flying to Coastal Carolina today on a DL 739, PVU-MYR.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KPVU/KMYR
The new PVU terminal will open with just 4 gates, and I saw a previous rendering that showed one jet bridge and 3 ramp gates. Is that still the plan? That's a modest beginning, and is more similar to SGU than COS. A few years ago, before AS launched SLC, I was hopeful to see AS come in to PVU and se...Jump to post
BYU took a DL A321 PVU-BOI and return. It appears that the aircraft positioned from MSP, and the return flight then headed out to ATL. So MSP-PVU-BOI and BOI-PVU-ATL. It's easy to assume that DL would have rotated an aircraft from nearby SLC. But it doesn't always work that way. https://flightaware....Jump to post
BYU at Houston, DL A321, PVU-HOU
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KPVU/KHOU
Troy at BYU, Allegiant A320:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY ... /KMGM/KPVU
Per IMDB's list of filming locations, the movie was filmed at a variety of locations in Switzerland, a few spots in Arizona, and at the MGM lot in Culver City, CA. Could it possibly be a UA DC-10 landing in Switzerland? If not, maybe just stock footage that they grabbed. I haven't seen it. https://w...Jump to post
This is the new meet & greet room intended to keep SLC's welcoming parties out of the main flow. Photos again from @BenWinslow and @KatieMcKellar on Twitter: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgdAeWgUwAA74oj?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgdAeWiVgAA3Q1S?format=jpg&name=smal...Jump to post
More photos from the unveiling event. From Ben Winslow on Twitter @BenWinslow: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Egc9BnnWsAAWPMj?format=jpg&name=small https://twitter.com/BenWinslow/status/1299074148002660353 From Katie McKellar on Twitter @KatieMcKellar1: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgcpPM6UYAEpBY0?f...Jump to post
Pictures starting to come out now from the VIP unveiling today: See here: https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/8/27/21403414/salt-lake-city-airport-rebuid-international-redevelopment-opening-billion-dollar-travel From Deseret News: https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mcidAY7g7VzSJjVrAxdQeirkL1s=/0x0:2400x1...Jump to post
Unveiling Ceremony for the new terminal will be tomorrow, Aug 27, at 9:30 MDT. It looks like it will be streamed live. Details here:
Here's a pic I haven't seen posted before https://i.ibb.co/2MdzY8R/1.jpg http://ibb.co/bvX4RHY Thanks for posting that. It gives some good context to prior discussion in the thread. It clearly shows the mid-concourse tunnel and shows the placement of the main tunnel for the next phase. It also show...Jump to post
Murals in mid-concourse tunnel, from Twitter @SLCAirport:
https://twitter.com/slcairport/status/1 ... 1352229889
Any new pics ? On Twitter, SLC announced that they are shooting the terminal interior with a drone to create a virtual fly-through tour. I'm looking forward to that. This is the latest from the official gallery: https://slcairport.com/assets/Uploads/Elements/PhotoGallery/The-Canyon-progress-July-20...Jump to post
There is an article in the Salt Lake Tribune today that discusses the recent history of accidents at the South Valley Regional airport. They list 8 specific incidents in the past 10 years. https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/07/29/eight-crashes-years-is/ This is an opportunity to bring up a qu...Jump to post
Density altitude was my first thought. The field elevation at U42 is about 4600 feet, and air temperature at the time of the crash was about 92F. The home base of the aircraft appears to be in Virginia, and most of the recent flights are in Virginia and North Carolina per flightaware records. It arr...Jump to post
Another unfortunate update:
One additional fatality, as the woman whose house was hit has died in the hospital.
https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/07/27/ ... ing-funds/
The aircraft had just departed South Valley Regional Airport (U42), a GA facility about 12 miles south of SLC. Six souls on board, three fatalities reported. At least 3 homes on the ground were damaged in the ensuing fire. One person on the ground was injured. Based on flightaware, it appears to be ...Jump to post
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