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by MastaHanky
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 443
Views: 64116

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

On the topic of Western expansion, two routes I would love to see from SLC are Durango (DRO) and Flagstaff (FLG). Surprised these are not flown already. DL flew SLC-DRO a while back. It was initially daily, and they came out and said it was performing above expectations and increased to 2x. Then it...

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by MastaHanky
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71680

Re: Alaska restarting LAX to SLC

Just curious, why is SLC-LAX a route that has so many players? I know before deregulation it was a Western mainstay, with little competition. Then with LAX and SLC being Western hubs, they still dominated it. Delta probably has not let that market dissipate. So I guess, my question would be, is SLC...

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by MastaHanky
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK
Replies: 80
Views: 15713

Re: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK

enilria wrote:
B6 BOS-SLC JAN 0.2>0.7[0.8] FEB 0>1.1[0.9] MAR 0>0.9[1.0]
B6 FLL-SLC JAN 0.3>0.9[1.0] FEB 0>1.1[1.0] MAR 0>0.9[1.0]
B6 MCO-SLC JAN 0.3>0.9[1.0] FEB 0>1.1[1.0] MAR 0>0.9[1.0]


What’s with the 1.1s in February? Are they testing a second flight on Saturdays?

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by MastaHanky
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 10723

Re: Airport construction projects question

SLC says the first phase is expected to be completed with no changes. Since it’s only five months from opening, that makes sense.

I imagine everything else is “wait-and-see” for at least the next several months.

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by MastaHanky
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian A350 in SLC
Replies: 31
Views: 8946

Re: Ethiopian A350 in SLC

The SLC Airport Facebook page posted pics of both planes here.

https://www.facebook.com/153173711362210/posts/3153231528023065/?d=n

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by MastaHanky
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 451
Views: 93224

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

Looks like there will be another SCL-SLC run on 31-Mar too.

DL8873
09:10 - 17:25

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by MastaHanky
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 192
Views: 14346

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020

Exactly, SBN stands a much better (albeit still near zero) chance of getting SLC Those new gates at SLC are going to be used to send aircraft somewhere IND only has one DL A319 each day to SLC. The is no way that SBN or FWA have close to the demand to fill a SLC flight. Much larger markets such as ...

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by MastaHanky
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LYS traffic grew +6,4% in 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2644

Re: LYS traffic grew +6,4% in 2019

If I remember correctly, shortly after the DL-AF joint venture was approved DL started JFK-LYS on a 752. It didn't last very long. I'm kind of surprised they haven't given it another go, given the current economy.

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by MastaHanky
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126677

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

As expected, DL is connecting a few dots in MIA - adding MCO, TPA, RDU and SLC:

MCO: 5x daily
RDU: 2x daily
SLC: 1x daily
TPA: 5x daily

https://news.delta.com/delta-bolsters-mia-network-support-industry-leading-partnership-latam

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by MastaHanky
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did NW ever fly LAX-TPE?
Replies: 11
Views: 2061

Re: Did NW ever fly LAX-TPE?

Semi-related - did NW ever serve KHH? I imagine it would have been around the same timeframe.

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by MastaHanky
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 443
Views: 64116

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

I’ll be curious to see if anything new is added to SLC once the new terminal opens. There are a lot of smaller western markets that were dropped like BFL, DGO and MRY that I would love to see resumed.

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by MastaHanky
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/15/2019:AA Adds AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD;AC/WS Add BOS-YYC;DL Adds ATL-BOI/GEG,PEK>PKX;UA Adds IAD-BGR/MSN/TVC
Replies: 96
Views: 16327

Re: OAG Changes 12/15/2019:AA Adds AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD;AC/WS Add BOS-YYC;DL Adds ATL-BOI/GEG,PEK>PKX;UA Adds IAD-BGR/MSN/TVC

Nice to see DL back on SLC-MEM. I’m surprised they didn’t at least throw a 76-seater at it after dehubbing MEM.

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by MastaHanky
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 200160

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Enrilia’s OAG thread shows BNA-SLC going 3x daily this summer. This route has grown quite nicely!

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by MastaHanky
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52450

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

There's an interesting slide in the latest board meeting minutes about runway length and aircraft performance. The slide indicates with a 13,500' runway, an A350 can BARELY make it to Seoul. Extending that to 15,000' feet makes it more feasible, and Beijing can even squeeze into the limits. Shanghai...

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by MastaHanky
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/17/2019:4O Adds CUN-MIA,LAX-MTY;AA Cuts JFK Again;DL Exits PAP;UA Exits ELM, LAX-PSC
Replies: 114
Views: 15934

Re: OAG Changes 11/17/2019:4O Adds CUN-MIA,LAX-MTY;AA Cuts JFK Again;DL Exits PAP;UA Exits ELM, LAX-PSC

Airport closure? *DL CDC-SLC MAR 1.8>0.8[1.7] APR 1.9>0[1.7] MAY 1.8>0[1.9] JUN 1.9>0[3] JUL 1.9>0.7[3] The airport will be closed through September 22nd for runway reconstruction. https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2019/11/16/jmr-cedar-city-regional-airport-runway-project-to-shut-down-comme...

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by MastaHanky
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 13688

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

I doubt DL would ever go up against AA head on at MIA (they tried years ago at DFW and failed). They will add some select routes, in part based upon demand from LATAM connections (ORD, BOS, RDU, DCA). Unlike AA DL isn't 100% hub focused flying. Agreed - I could see a SEA-like operation (maybe on a ...

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by MastaHanky
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52450

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

I realize there is probably a need to replace outdated structures and that a new terminal design can contribute to the operational efficiency of the airport. However it appears from the above there is only a net gain of 10 gates. Is this correct? If so, is that a sizable gain given the number of fl...

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by MastaHanky
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 32994

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

HP69 wrote:
LHR-SLC seems like a given, to fight off Skyteam.


Not a chance - why compete for a small market that already has plenty of TATL service? There are plenty of similar-sized markets in the US where they could be the only TATL guy in town.

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by MastaHanky
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salt Lake City Aviation Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 8559

Re: Salt Lake City Aviation Thread

I'm hoping once the new terminal opens and there are more gates available that SLC gets back some of the smaller regional routes that have been dropped like DGO, BFL and SBP.

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by MastaHanky
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 542
Views: 81095

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Also it appears that a second daily RDU-SLC route starts 6/08/2020 and there will also be a few frequency adds on DL routes. It'll bring them up to 85 peak day departures. Getting closer to the 100 daily flights they want. That’s fantastic! I expected RDU-SLC to eventually go 2x/daily when enough A...

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by MastaHanky
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?
Replies: 56
Views: 7761

Re: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?

I do see growth potential - although nothing to resemble DEN. I would expect some eastern markets like RDU and CLT increase to 2x daily (on smaller aircraft of course - I think both of those are perfect for 2x A220), and maybe adding back some regional markets that have lost service like BFL, MRY an...

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by MastaHanky
Fri May 31, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 30269

Re: Delta A220 route additions

compensateme wrote:
I could see daily ATL-BFL service. Morning departure from ATL, late morning/early afternoon return from BFL.


They don’t even serve SLC from BFL any more.

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by MastaHanky
Sun May 19, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 111
Views: 14407

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

I can buy LAX-HKG, leaving tomorrow, for $498 round trip. Why would Delta want to bother chasing that abysmal yield?

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by MastaHanky
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FMN tries to bring back commercial service, plans infrastructure upgrades.
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

FMN tries to bring back commercial service, plans infrastructure upgrades.

Airport Manager Mike Lewis presented a five-year capital improvement plan to the City Council on Tuesday that would allow commercial air service to return to the airport. This includes improvements to runways, installation of an engineered material arresting system and taxiway relocation. ... The c...

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by MastaHanky
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 9928

Re: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019

klm617 wrote:
I'm sorry but MSP-YYC-YYJ is a kind of out of the way routing compared to connecting over SEA. I would say MSP-YVR-YYJ is a better option..


MSP-YYC-YYJ is a whopping 30 miles longer than MSP-YVR-YYJ.

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by MastaHanky
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there no Atlanta to Beijing flight?
Replies: 29
Views: 5021

Re: Why is there no Atlanta to Beijing flight?

The OP probably saw this article and asked the question: https://www.anna.aero/2019/03/06/100-routes-asias-top-10-airports-non-stop-service/?utm_source=anna.aero+newsletter&utm_campaign=5362188931-anna_nl_060319&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ecdbf41674-5362188931-86861489 That’s an intere...

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by MastaHanky
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 25258

Re: United Express/Commutair incident today at Presque Isle, ME

That engine looks ...........tired.

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by MastaHanky
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 114
Views: 22605

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

Seasonal MSP-FCO on DL was a flop just a few years ago; I’m not sure why a carrier with higher costs would work now. As MAH4546 said, demand is highly concentrated and the pickings in the US are slim.

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by MastaHanky
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"
Replies: 64
Views: 9045

Re: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"

114 PDEW is really, really small — RDU, AUS, etc. pull roughly double that, for example. Probably 20+ airports rank ahead of SLC... even CVG. Not sure where you got your data, but the top five from RDU to Asia is nowhere near double that. RDU, SLC and AUS all have similar numbers (I believe AUS has...

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by MastaHanky
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"
Replies: 64
Views: 9045

Re: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"

International O&D traffic from SLC is about 27% to Europe, 20% to Asia. O&D to the top 5 Asia markets from SLC is about 114 PDEW, with Tokyo being the largest. Not giant by any means, but larger than people would expect. There certainly isn’t an imminent announcement, but I could see an anno...

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by MastaHanky
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 101410

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

sumeetc2 wrote:
China Southern said they were going to add PEK-DTW with a Boeing 787 back in 2009. Hopefully, they will announce adding the route in the near future to add a second daily flight to Detroit.


Given China Southern has indicated they'll be leaving Skyteam, I wouldn't hold your breath for this one.

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by MastaHanky
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 74430

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Watch, it’ll be something like DEN-MHK. :D

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by MastaHanky
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52450

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

The airport posted a video on Facebook today that gives a lot of behind-the-scenes looks at the terminal construction:

https://www.facebook.com/SaltLakeCityInternationalAirport/videos/576213059498124

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by MastaHanky
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163034

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

38 long-haul destinations from MAN. You were saying? You are right - in my US-centric view, I overlooked the Middle East and subcontinent demand from MAN, which I wholeheartedly acknowledge is vast. The east-Asia network (which I was I thinking) has the token flights I mentioned - I believe 3x PEK,...

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by MastaHanky
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163034

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I don’t know what it is about this forum, but a lot of people just don’t seem to be able to grasp that MAN isn’t some backwater regional, it makes me wonder what level of research is done, because, for a forum that is supposed to be full of enthusiasts that should no better, the misconceptions abou...

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by MastaHanky
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163034

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Because in the skyteam network MAN is the next most diverse route in Europe that is not connected to Detroit and it has been rumored to have been started twice now so it would be the next logical European add from Detroit if there was one being the some what large operation that VS has there. Just ...

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by MastaHanky
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163034

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I really don't get the obsession with getting a flight to MAN. There isn't even a nonstop to Chicago - and that flight would have a partner on both ends. Manchester just isn't that large of a market.

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by MastaHanky
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL ever fly SLC-NRT?
Replies: 32
Views: 4285

Re: Did DL ever fly SLC-NRT?

Even when the route was running there were a lot of factors going against it. Weight restrictions, the economic downturn, swine flu and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami were not kind to it. I flew it a couple of times (including the inaugural flight - which was maybe only 80% full) and it seemed the ...

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by MastaHanky
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved markets from SLC?
Replies: 30
Views: 3655

Re: Largest unserved markets from SLC?

I really don't see many eastward adds from SLC at this point. Maybe they could resume service to a few of the smaller midwestern markets that previously had service like FAR, FSD, SGF or ICT, but I don't see any of them being high priority adds. I'd expect any expansion once the new terminal opens t...

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by MastaHanky
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved markets from SLC?
Replies: 30
Views: 3655

Re: Largest unserved markets from SLC?

With the announcement of Columbus starting next year, the next three are Miami, Buffalo and Lihue last I looked. Miami comes and goes. I wouldn’t expect to see the other two any time soon.

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by MastaHanky
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163034

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

It is frustrating because you are backtracking connecting at AMS/CDG, or especially ATL. Most DTW-AMS flights fly over a portion of the UK en route. Maybe it is just me, but I find it frustrating to look out my window, see my final destination 30,000 feet below, and know I still have to make a conn...

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by MastaHanky
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163034

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

1- As mentioned, EI via DUB provides much better connection opportunities to Scotland and other UK secondary cities that are frustrating to get to via SkyTeam currently. (And yes, connecting in NYC qualifies as frustrating). How is it more frustrating to connect to a secondary city in AMS than it i...

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by MastaHanky
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 160
Views: 29751

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

Given what people have said about Deltas goals in AUS, I am surprised to see DFW and IAH and no AUS. SLC-AUS sees alot of business traffic from tech companies. I think AUS is barely outside the LGA-perimeter rule, so it wouldn't make sense with LGA being the first base. That said, I do hope we even...

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by MastaHanky
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SGU to close for four months in 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 3832

Re: SGU to close for four months in 2019

SGU closure has been delayed one month - new closure dates are May 29 - September 26.

https://www.ksl.com/article/46399330/st-george-airports-4-month-closure-dates-pushed-back

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by MastaHanky
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 11200

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

I wonder if this will be flying on the days that AMS-SLC doesn’t run.

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by MastaHanky
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 9471

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

I actually proposed to my (now ex) on a plane several years back. The entire plane and staff loved it, gave us a bottle of wine and wanted to pose for pictures with us after the flight. The captain even commented on the PA that in his 25 years of flying that he had never had it happen.

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by MastaHanky
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia 621 LAX-FCO Divert to SLC 9/13
Replies: 10
Views: 3871

Re: Alitalia 621 LAX-FCO Divert to SLC 9/13

I was told it was due to an unruly passenger, but don't have details beyond that. Hoping someone got a pic (of the plane, not the passenger)(ok, maybe the passenger too).

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