I’d flown this same route two years prior en route to Austin. At the time I remarked that my flight from Orange County to Salt Lake City was easily the most conservative flight path in the Western United States. The airport newsstand censored provocative magazines, and pamphlets for tours of the Church of Latter Day Saints were everywhere.
I had to wait an hour for my group so I walked around the recently remodeled concourse. The Salt Lake City Airport has a different demographic of clientele that you don’t see at other international hubs. Namely teenage “Elders” en route to missionary trips, and regal old men in King Cobra Malt Liquor caps.