We asked you to suggest signs poking fun at the SLC airport’s long walk. Here’s what you sent.

Hey, “enjoy” that trek now, people. It’s going to be shorter come fall.

There’s nothing quite like schlepping it to Salt Lake City International Airport’s B gates to get the creative juices flowing.

Everyone knows the trek is a drag. That’s why instead of ignoring it, the airport has some witty signs jabbing the journey.

“Let’s call it cross-training for ski season,” a sign featuring a white stick figure carrying a roller bag reads as travelers jet on by.

Last week, we asked our readers to give us suggestions for more spunky signs that poke fun at the arduous journey — banners similar to what the airport has already posted — and y’all did not disappoint.

We received dozens of responses in the comments section of sltrib.com, on social media and through our Google Form.

Some leaned into the misery. Thanks for that:

• “This is your punishment for not flying Delta.”

• “Don’t bother. The complaint box is already full.”

• “Making your knees hate your feet … one step at a time.”

• “When we say ‘walk the walk’ we really mean it.”

Others embraced the journey:

“Today is ‘leg day.’”

• “Try walking a mile in my shoes - and then bring them back to the TSA checkpoint.”

• “Pretend it’s a catwalk. Work it!”

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) People navigate the long walk back from the B gates through a 950-foot tunnel at Salt Lake City International Airport, pictured Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024.

A few made nods to a familiar trek and tune to Latter-day Saints (we are in Utah, after all):

• “Pioneer children sang as they walked and walked and walked and walked…”

• “Please return your handcart at the end of the journey.”

• “Salt Lake City — weeding out the wimps since 1847.”

Several took direct aim at the airport’s planners:

• “Wait. Was there supposed to be a train here?”

• “The guy who designed this never had to use it.”

• “The bosses wanted to make this 10 miles. We told them they’d gone too far.”

A number got downright political:

• “You’ve just walked through all four of Utah’s gerrymandered congressional districts…twice.”

• “Don’t worry — there’s a restroom at the end of this journey — unless you’re trans, then you’ll have to wait until you land in another state.”

• “If you had a drink in Utah, we make you walk it off.”

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Restrooms are pictured at Salt Lake City International Airport on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024.

Plenty just made light of it all:

• “This indoor track is provided free of charge.”

• “On your mark. Get set.”

• “It’s the only thing standing between me and a visit from my in-laws.”

And some of you apparently are sick of all the grumbling:

• “Don’t complain, it’s the flattest walk in all of Utah.”

• “It’s not that long. Get over it, people.”

• “Quit whining, it’s 400 steps from Beans & Brews to Gourmandise.”

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Johnny and Robin Myers along with their dog, Artie, get a ride on an e-cart at Salt Lake City International Airport that helps those needing assistance get through the long 950-foot tunnel that connects to the B gates on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024.

Whether you’ve made peace with the walk or it’s the most dreadful part of your journey, jet-setters are slated to get some relief late this year when the Central Tunnel opens just outside of the main security checkpoint.

That project, due to open in October, will not only benefit those who need to get to the B concourse but also those who need to catch a flight from the A gates by relieving congestion along the corridor to what is currently the airport’s only access point to the northern concourse.

The new tunnel will trim the trek from security to the B concourse by more than 1,000 feet and feature art from Gordon Huether, whose other work at the airport includes “The Canyon” installation in the main atrium outside of security and the reconstruction of The Hoberman Arch at the airport’s exit.

If you’re waiting to hop on a tram to make the journey, you’ll have to keep waiting. While the Central Tunnel has space for a train, airport officials don’t plan to install one until an entirely new C concourse is built.

When travelers get to the other end of the Central Tunnel, they’ll be greeted by an old favorite: the terrazzo world map that has been sitting safely in storage since the wrecking ball leveled the old airport.

Until then, as we take a little lyrical license, “walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart, and [thanks to the new airport’s record number of passengers] you’ll never walk alone.”

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Allie Melville, an e-cart driver at Salt Lake City International Airport, moves her cart to the other end of the long walk to the B gates through a 950-foot tunnel, pictured Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024.