zrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2953 posts, RR: 9 Posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3216 times:
What airlines have had a long history occupying the same gates/ terminals at various airports.
I'll speak for Boston Logan. While United has been in the the same terminal for year and years (back to the 1960's I think), it hasn't been using the same gates the whole time.
But both American and USAirways have used virtually the same space since their terminal was built. Pretty much all other carriers at Logan have played musical chairs. International carriers I put in a different category!
zrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2953 posts, RR: 9 Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3174 times:
Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 1): zrs70, you are asking at airports other than at a HUB/focus city where the particular airline has had a large presence for years, correct?
Well, put it this way.... DL/ NW has had a large/ hub presence at DTW for years. But they have not occupied the same gates (new terminal/ gate changes). But AA has stayed in the same place at DFW pretty much since the airport was built!
I'm looking for airlines whose space has not budged in years and years!
EA occupied the original Terminal A (& its gates) from when it was built (60s) right up to the carrier's demise.
Until the new Terminal A came to be, I believe that at least some of the gates (maybe more?) that DL used in Terminal C date back to the 1972 merger w/NE and to when the terminal was first built (NE only).
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RyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 4072 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2961 times:
At Brisbane (BNE) Qantas, and TAA before them, have used the same gates at the Domestic Terminal since it opened, I can't remember when that was but certainly well over 20 years. The stands in question are 1-25, although only 16-25 are jet-bridges, the others been used by the QantasLink.
srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17287 posts, RR: 51 Reply 9, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2950 times:
DL has had all of the gates on Concourse A and all of the gates on the south end of Concourse B at ATL since the Midfield Complex opened in 1980.
An interesting thing to note about ATL. When you factor in the mergers, there are gates that have historically been occupied by the same airline since the Midfield Complex opened.
Some of the former NW gates on D-South were originally assigned to Southern, who had merged to form Republic prior to Midfield opening. Republic was bought out by NW, who was bought out by DL.
Some of the US gates on D-North date back to the Piedmont days. When Piedmont was bought out by USAir, they became USAir gates. When US Airways was bought out by America West, they moved their flights to US Airways' gates (Years earlier, HP did have a gate(s) on D-North but relinquished them to DL and moved to the end of D-South.).
DeltaB757TUS From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 75 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2786 times:
In TUS Delta has been at the same gates for many years dating back to at least the mid 90's. With the exception of Delta leasing one gate to B6 during their stay in TUS. The gates have been re-numbered which I did not know about until I flew in there back in May of this year. In fact most of the airport had been remodeled which I will say it very much was in need of.
AmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2722 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2761 times:
ORD's international airlines tend to hold onto certain gates, it's quite interesting:
Aer Lingus has been using Gate M9 for as long as I can remember. (When there has been 2 flights in a day eg. last year - EI123 from DUB, EI127 from SNN - They have also used M7)
Alitalia usually use M4
Air India M12
Air France M7
British Airways M10/M11
Virgin Atlantic M16
When Austrian Airlines was at ORD it would always be seen at M21
At Shannon there are certain gates that airlines always use too:
Continental Airlines - Gate 108
Delta Air Lines - Gate 109
Aer Lingus flight EI132 (arrival from BOS, departure to DUB) - Gate 11
British Airways - Gate 108