Western’s regional network, with hubs at Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Denver-Stapleton, was convenient and vast. Alas, this also made it a target for takeover. Delta would buy Western in 1986, and would fully integrate the carrier by April Fool’s Day of 1987.
Western’s legacy continues as Delta’s fortress hub at SLC. Another Western Airlines was established in 2007 with a main hub at Bellingham, Washington (between Seattle and Vancouver), but was short-lived.
Our Only Gate on Flickr.
The SkyWest/Delta Connection check-in counter for Bert Mooney Airport’s one (and only) gate. Although similar in style to gate check-in counters at larger airports, the SkyWest employees at Bert Mooney Airport that work this counter also work the pre-security check-in counter, load & unload the baggage, and even deice the wings.
When’s the next plane to Phoenix? on Flickr.
Departure board in Concourse E at Salt Lake City International Airport’s Terminal 2, listing destinations in the range from Ontario to San Diego. I was waiting Flight 4471 to Sacramento; the subject is a reference to this classic Pacific Southwest Airlines commercial.
Delta 767-432/ER at Madrid-Barajas Airport | N837MH | Me
Mine. Hard to believe it’s been three years since I landed in Spain. And it’s hard to accept that in 6 days I’ll be arriving on an A330-300 rather than a B767-400.. at least it’s a sign that Spanish tourism is up!
Delta should go woo Air Canada or WestJet into joining Skyteam.. then they’ll have most of the America’s covered by alliances. Mexico down.. Canada to go!
Air Canada’s well-entrenched into the Star Alliance; especially considering that they were a founding member.
Porter would be an interesting Canadian airline for any US carrier to hook up with.