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by DLASFlyer
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52256

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Hey good people of SLC....I'm interested in interior photos of what the old portion of the airport that's still open looks like. Thanks. No photos but I can tell you that the C, E and F piers are the same as before. The shops/food courts/terminals along the old main spine are all closed (McDonald's...

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by DLASFlyer
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Viva Air livery
Replies: 13
Views: 2022

Re: New Viva Air livery

Modern and fresh.

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by DLASFlyer
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)
Replies: 200
Views: 21910

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

Fascinating. Major events like the pandemic (or catastrophic hurricanes, etc.) usually result in shake-ups of routes and market shares. JetBlue is really looking aggressive on this front, along with UA. AA and DL are largely sitting back (especially DL, which is pretty unusual for it). Agreed, DL's...

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by DLASFlyer
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?
Replies: 60
Views: 9459

Re: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?

My home airport is JAC which has become A319 central. All four airlines that fly here use 319s on everything from 35 minute JAC-SLC to 5 hour JAC-BOS. Must be an economical, versatile plane if they all choose it (AA, DL, F9, and UA.) Pretty cool when there is a whole line of 319s in different liveri...

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next domestic destinations for WN after HDN, MIA, and PSP?
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: Next domestic destinations for WN after HDN, MIA, and PSP?

JAC would be a logical addition after HDN with more year round, high yield leisure demand.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52256

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Press release from SLC airport today: https://slcairport.com/pressroom/news-releases/2020/salt-lake-city-international-airport-plans-transition-to-the-new-slc/ Looks like I'll be booking a flight for the 14th as that will be the last day all parts of the original airport will be accessible for trav...

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by DLASFlyer
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Simpleflying, thepointsguy, and onemileatatime; are these reliable websites?
Replies: 47
Views: 3117

Re: Simpleflying, thepointsguy, and onemileatatime; are these reliable websites?

Delta trusts TPG enough to put their award logo on their airplanes.

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by DLASFlyer
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United to insource rampers at DEN
Replies: 69
Views: 9084

Re: Updated: United to insource rampers at DEN

Isn’t a bunch of regional ground handling for DL at SLC done by SkyWest? Might see something similar there.

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gogo in-flight internet business sold to Intelsat
Replies: 27
Views: 3162

Re: Gogo in-flight internet business sold to Intelsat

Bankrupt company buys company which has never made a dime. Oh 2020.

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta follows United: permanently eliminates change fees
Replies: 22
Views: 1526

Re: Delta follows United: permanently eliminates change fees

A fantastic two days for the American consumer. Now about those cell phone "upgrade fees" and hotel "resort fees"

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 520
Views: 68999

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Flying out of ONT the other day, and was interesting to note 13 Alaska/Horizon aircraft parked in a holding area between T2 and the International arrival terminal. It appeared to be a mix of E175 and B737 aircraft, in tight line up, and with engine intake covered. Are there other smaller stations i...

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED: investments stopped and continuing
Replies: 14
Views: 6204

Re: UNITED: investments stopped and continuing

I don’t know about United but I think Delta has basically said they are only going forward with projects that can be done more cheaply during this time of reduced air travel. That includes things like the Salt Lake City terminal upgrade. I think even that policy may be revisited. Also the Skyway at...

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by DLASFlyer
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 55846

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

Delta seems to have made a big bet against skiing this winter. Atlanta-Aspen gone Atlanta-Steamboat gone Atlanta-Telluride gone Los Angeles-Aspen gone Minneapolis-Jackson Hole gone Minneapolis-Steamboat gone New York-Jackson Hole gone Salt Lake-Vail gone Seattle-Jackson Hole gone Los Angeles-Sun Val...

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by DLASFlyer
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 130478

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

New route: AA has added BOS-JAC on an A319 for the winter.

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by DLASFlyer
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/25/2020:Cuts Begin for 21;DL DROPS NUMEROUS ROUTES INTL ROUTES FOR SUMMER 2021, Adds SEA-ONT,MSP-TVC
Replies: 104
Views: 14890

Re: OAG Changes 8/25/2020:Cuts Begin for 21;DL DROPS NUMEROUS ROUTES INTL ROUTES FOR SUMMER 2021, Adds SEA-ONT,MSP-TVC

Big ski cuts for DL. No more Aspen, Steamboat or Telluride. Only one route left for EGE, one for SUN and two for JAC after December.

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to add SEA-ONT
Replies: 18
Views: 4397

Re: Delta to add SEA-ONT

I thought I read on A.nut the Delta SEA hub was dead?

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by DLASFlyer
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 10297

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal

He’s not a Navy SEAL anymore because he couldn’t keep his mouth shut after the Bin Laden raid either.

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by DLASFlyer
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express jet rumor
Replies: 65
Views: 12525

Re: Express jet rumor

There was the same rumor about Compass for months and nothing came of it.

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by DLASFlyer
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension - Aug 13
Replies: 71
Views: 10319

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension - Aug 13

ISN'T WN receiving money from Steamboat resorts to do this? Possibly, although this article notes voters axed a tax that was contributing to the air service program. https://www.steamboatpilot.com/news/some-winter-flights-axed-as-steamboat-air-program-reserves-running-dry/ I live in JAC and the air...

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by DLASFlyer
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension - Aug 13
Replies: 71
Views: 10319

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension - Aug 13

A lot of chatter about BZN getting WN service in the spring of 2021? I would say yes if Covid wasn't happening. I know BZN Has 4 new gates set to open in the spring of 2021. Anything is possible I guess since they are chasing leisure traffic. I don't think anyone saw 3 daily DEN and 1 weekend DAL g...

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by DLASFlyer
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48421

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

AA has been growing like crazy in JAC. Used to be one seasonal flight to DFW. Now 3 per day plus 2x ORD, all mainline.

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by DLASFlyer
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension - Aug 13
Replies: 71
Views: 10319

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension - Aug 13

joeblow10 wrote:
HDN-DEN is loaded. 3x daily is what I’m seeing - wowza, that’s a lot of capacity


Delta just dropped HDN entirely.

Come on DEN-JAC! Frontier recently left Jackson, leaving no LCCs.

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by DLASFlyer
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 520
Views: 68999

Re: Alaska restarting LAX to SLC

After therm merger with Virgin America, and given their route map is heavily based on West Coast / Pacific states... Is the Alaska brand THAT strong that people think of them for a flight such as LAX-SLC (meaning so not-Alaska related)? I would guess low single digits of Alaska’s ASMs have anything...

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by DLASFlyer
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52256

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Murals in mid-concourse tunnel, from Twitter @SLCAirport: https://twitter.com/slcairport/status/1289613111352229889 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeWcM3bXgAAxtMV?format=png&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeWcQ0IWAAErnMY?format=png&name=large I really like the murals, but something abo...

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by DLASFlyer
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52256

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

nwray wrote:
How will international arrivals be handled when the new terminal opens?


Sadly SLC has exactly one international flight per day right now. Delta to Mexico City. That's it.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 520
Views: 68999

Re: Alaska restarting LAX to SLC

Is AS getting more gates in the new SLC? I believe AA is going from 2 gates to 4 gates, UA from 3 gates to 4 gates and B6 from 1 to 2.

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by DLASFlyer
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52256

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Does anyone know how many new gates and across what terminals will Delta operate in? The west portion of Concourse A opening on Sept 15th will have 25 gates, all of which are for Delta. That's not enough for their entire operation so I suspect Delta will also continue using C and maybe some of F. B...

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by DLASFlyer
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52256

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

I have confirmed with SLC management that the new terminal and Councourse A will open September 15th. The midfield Concourse B will follow on October 27th. Concourse E has already been demolished and D will close soon. C, F and G will continue operating for some time after the new airport opens.

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In-flight magazines
Replies: 31
Views: 1965

Re: In-flight magazines

Delta Sky is not coming back. All staff were let go.

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by DLASFlyer
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time
Replies: 45
Views: 5620

Re: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time

This problem has been solved. Board back to front and cap at 60 percent and any narrowbody can be boarded in 20 minutes or less.

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by DLASFlyer
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52256

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

KLMatSJC wrote:
Where do they park those CRJs? I don't seem to see any in that would be at a "gate" in the photo above.


Hard stand CRJ ops only lasted a few months thanks to Covid. The CRJ-200s are parking at Concourse F now.

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by DLASFlyer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express to return to Farmington, New Mexico
Replies: 19
Views: 4411

Re: United Express to return to Farmington, New Mexico

Are they banking on demand from gas exploration? (It can't be coal.) Are they excited just to burn money thru the allowed FAA guarantee/subsidy period? I understand people may be happy to save the 50-mile drive to DRO, but DRO-DEN is showing 8x on an October Tuesday. Frequency to a hub has a lot of...

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 66
Views: 17919

Re: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing

So who will get theses stations? Unifi/DGS, Envoy, United Ground Express, McGee, ATS, G2, Menzies, Primeflight, Quickflight?

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52256

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Guess I'll miss out on the new parts of the terminal as I'm flying STL-MSP-BOI-SLC-STL in early August. What's the state of open eateries at the moment? I've got about 2 hours in SLC and plan on grabbing lunch there on my layover. About a third of restaurants open in SLC as of this week. Recommend ...

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52256

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

OzarkD9S wrote:
Guess I'll miss out on the new parts of the terminal as I'm flying STL-MSP-BOI-SLC-STL in early August. What's the state of open eateries at the moment? I've got about 2 hours in SLC and plan on grabbing lunch there on my layover.


About a third of restaurants open in SLC as of this week.

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by DLASFlyer
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet's A321 skids off runway in SGN
Replies: 27
Views: 9447

Re: VietJet's A321 skids off runway in SGN

dreamliner8910 wrote:
Evacuation is one of the most dangerous things you can do with an aircraft and passengers. You are going to cause mass panic, injury (both guaranteed), and likely death.


Likely death from people sliding into some grass and maybe getting their shoes muddy?

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by DLASFlyer
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52256

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Sorry if this has been posted, but check out the design on the future central tunnel https://gordonhuether.com/news/additional-gordon-huether-artwork-to-be-installed-at-slc-intl-airport/ Looks kind a hybrid of the tunnel at DTW and ATL (between A & B) Also, I heard the tunnel that is opening th...

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by DLASFlyer
Wed May 27, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safety information cards
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

Re: Safety information cards

I did have a SkyWest crew yesterday announce they are no longer demonstrating use of oxygen masks due to COVID-19. They referred passengers to the safety card instead of demonstrating.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed May 27, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA is allowed to give hand sanitizer
Replies: 39
Views: 6173

Re: AA is not (yet) allowed to give hand sanitizer

Delta has been handing out both Purell liquid packets and wipes inflight for weeks now.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed May 27, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28261

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

744SPX wrote:
Shame on you Delta. I want my Biskoff, dammit. You have relegated yourself to a glorified LCC.


The new service literally everyone gets Biscoff.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed May 27, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28261

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

evank516 wrote:
Are we allowed to bring our own food on board?


Yes, they even recommend it at the gate.

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by DLASFlyer
Mon May 25, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13363

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

Wow, Aspen losing two of its three airlines. In general a big hit to the Colorado ski towns. I live in Jackson Hole and was surprised to see no one try to drop JAC. We have fared well so far. Delta is adding a second daily flight in June, another in July and going to 8x daily from five cities in Au...

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by DLASFlyer
Sat May 23, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155024

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Certainly seems possible the crew made three major errors: 1) Forgetting to put the gear down. 2) Not realizing the master alarm was activated due to the gear being up. 3) Going around after engines contacted the ground (or too late just prior to ground impact.) Of course just a guess based on what ...

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by DLASFlyer
Thu May 21, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open
Replies: 66
Views: 8918

Re: SLC Airport to Close All Existing Gates in September

This gets me to wondering if SLC isn't anticipating Delta reducing or even closing the SLC hub after Delta completes their post-COVID restructuring? With Delta's international hub at SEA likely to be restored to near-pre-COVID activity, will Delta still need 2 hubs serving the Mountain West and Nor...

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