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Interesting Sights At IND Today  
User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3595 times:

Good morning all...just got back from SCE this morning and as we taxied into the gate at IND i saw a couple of interesting things. 1) An ATA L-1011 in the old colors (the real ugly ones) was parked at the international arrivals building. 2) I saw an ATA 757 parked at gate D-8 and a United 737 parked at gate D-10...that is supposed to be a USAirways concourse. Anybody have any idea of what is up with that? I saw the ATA and United planes parked at the D concourse on Saturday when i left and found it odd.


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User currently offlineCapitol8s From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 100 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3527 times:
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The 757 on the D-Concourse is an overflow gate for either MCO or PIE...it should have been a 757-300.

Why ual was over there is a mystery...maybe overflow for them as well..

The L-1011 that you saw on the cargo ramp is N194AT..this aircraft still has the old paint scheme on it....there is also N188AT which has a modified paint scheme from the PHH days. (Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays).

The old paint job was a classic.....there are uglier paint jobs out there.



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3461 times:

I do believe it was a 757-300...but maybe the UAL plane being over there has something to do with the code share deal...who knows??


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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

there was also a Delta 737-200 still in the widget scheme at CVG.


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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

The thing that really sucks is if i had a camera i would have been able to get a GOOD shot of both air traffic control towers in the same picture.  Sad


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User currently offlineAa717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3280 times:

UAL could have been a diversion from ORD? Also, UAL overnights a plane on the D coucourse.TC


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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

who knows...i just thought it looked funny....again...i did not have my camera to take the picture  Sad


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User currently offlineLambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2077 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3249 times:

When I visit IND, (student at IU-Bloomington) there is rarely more than 3 US aircraft on the ground. Typically I see TZ planes docked at D gates so its not all that odd. As for the UAL plane, I'm not really sure what the deal is.

User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

Could the UA 737 be over in D for a charter??  Confused

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

I found it weird because there were a couple of empty united gates. And just like saturday when i left, the two plane were at the D concourse again today...strange


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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9661 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3110 times:

Although US primarily rents out all of concourse D, they do not lease gates D8 and D10. I believe both belong to the airport now. UA often uses D10 as an overflow, and overnight gate. ATA uses D8 as well. There are strong rumors running around that UA will move to the D gates, which would free up some more space for TZ, which they want desperately.

The biggest problem is that the leases for the gates are more expensive over there at D compared to C, so UA will not move unless they get a favorable lease. They are in the negotiation process. I warn you though that this is a rumor, and not necessarily true. I heard it from a UA gate agent in IND a couple weeks ago.



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2972 times:

why is it more expensive at D than C???


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User currently offlineRobINDYHP From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2920 times:

C cost more than D. HP was looking at C-4 but D-10 was cheaper by thousands. Ended up moving to A-4, old TWA gates.

US only controls 3 gates at D. The two on the end are BAA controlled.

The far side is all express of US.

[Edited 2004-05-25 18:11:22]

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2858 times:

why is there even a difference...a gate is a gate.


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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2730 times:

I think they should move NW, CO, and DL into concourse D since they have a code sharing agreement...move US to concourse A (where NW is) and ATA would have CO's gates in C. There.  Big thumbs up


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