slcguy wrote:Another unusual flight for SLC this evening, 3/24/20.. Probably bringing Mormon missionaries home. Ethiopian ETH 8705, B788 flew in from JNB with two enroute fuel stops. JNB-LFW flying time 5:29. LFW-IAD time 11:11, IAD-SLC time 4:23. Arrived SLC at 9:34pm local. With over 4 hours ground time at LFW and over 2 hours ground time at IAD. Talk about a long day on the same plane! Think this is probably the first time an Ethiopian flight has ever been to SLC.
To confirm your statement, this has been the first time any Ethiopian Airlines plane has flown into SLC. I also believe this is the first time a B788 has ever flown into SLC, not including diversions. An EgyptAir B788 also came into SLC sometime last week from Cairo, presumably with the Mormon missionaries onboard. DL even had a nonstop B77L from Sydney! That flight was around 16 hours long.
Does anybody know who gets to sit in the premium seats?