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Last year Delta had an awesome flight schedule into Salt Lake.  It was so good that I could ski on travel days which made weekend trips possible.  Now Delta has dropped that route.


Does anyone know of the best trip with non-stop flights from either Miami, Fort Lauderdale or West Palm airports?  I don't really care where I end up, its more about being able to make the most of a 3-day weekend to tune up.

 


TIA,

Mitch

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Lot's of flights to Denver, which is about an hour closer than SLC?  

 

Not direct, but a couple of my Lauderdale buds are flying out at 6am and connecting on the Aspen direct from Houston that lands at 11. You could easily be on the 12 O'clock gondi. 

 

SLC must be losing a lot of seats?   Delta used to have 4 direct MD-80's a day from ORD.  They are down to three flights and two of them are RJ's.  Southwest has also dropped at least two directs this year.  

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Looks like SW has flight #160 direct from FLL to DEN; leaves 8:30am arrives Den 11:10am.  From there you'd have to hustle to get to Winter Park or Loveland. 

 

I had seen this flight when I was looking up a direct flight to FLL from DEN for a seminar that I have to attend in January. 

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For someone who loves bumps, which resort is better, Winter Park or Loveland?

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For someone who loves bumps, which resort is better, Winter Park or Loveland?

Winter Park, (specifically Mary Jane section) has some of the most noteworthy bump runs in the USA.  Loveland has a smaller section of 4 or 5 bump runs with about 1000' vertical that are good fun too.  FYI Loveland is about 75-80 mins from the airport via straightforward interstate.  Winter Park is closer to 2 hrs with a significant mtn pass to climb if weather is an issue.  You could hit Loveland first day/afternoon, then go on to Winter Park for another couple days.  They are roughly on the same route until a certain point.
 

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It looks like Winter Park is the place to ski, now where to stay?  I'm looking for economy but not flea bag!  My wife will be joining me!!!

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SLC must be losing a lot of seats?   Delta used to have 4 direct MD-80's a day from ORD.  They are down to three flights and two of them are RJ's.  Southwest has also dropped at least two directs this year.  


Not losing anything just conforming to passenger demand.  MD-80's are expensive to run if the seats aren't full.

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