7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3516 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.
The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
Capitol8s From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 97 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3448 times:
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.
LambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2064 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3170 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.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9375 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3031 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.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!