SLC Traveler

SLC Traveler

Salt Lake is the 48th largest metropolitan area in the US, but our airport (most commonly known as SLC) ranks as the 24th busiest airport. One company is responsible for our tremendous access to the skies: Delta.

If you live in Utah and you travel frequently you probably are a member of Delta's frequent flier program. The SLC airport has two terminals - Terminal 2 is dedicated to Delta and its partners. Terminal 1 hosts everybody else including US Airways, American Airlines, Southwest, United, JetBlue and probably a few more that I can't remember right now. There is also a 3rd terminal devoted to international flights.

Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of great things about living in Utah. Hiking, biking, skiing/snowboarding, Temple Square, large copper mines - there's a lot of fun stuff to do in Utah! Sometimes you need a break, though, and it's great to know that you are one 10-hour nonstop flight from Paris. Until as recently as last year you could also take a nonstop flight from SLC to NRT (Tokyo).

Not only is SLC well-positioned geographically, it is also a very well-run airport. According to this report SLC ranks #2 in on-time departures in North America (scroll down in the report to see the rankings). That is with a 91.54% on-time departure (which is awesome). When I fly Delta into SLC my luggage usually beats me to baggage claim; that never seems to happen anywhere else.

In short, this is a great place to live if you enjoy traveling and my goal is to share information that SLC-based travelers find helpful.