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New D-Gate Expansion Now Open At LAS!  
User currently offlineSconym From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 16 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3510 times:

We officially opened the new D-Gate expansion at LAS yesterday (4.15.05) without a hitch. Currently only B6 is operating there at gates 16 and 18. CO will start operations on 4.29.05 at gates 19, 20, and 21, with AS starting 5.4.05 at gates 25 and 26.

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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4384 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3481 times:
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Good News, although security lines will now be even worse going to the D gates.


Next flights: WN DSM-LAS-PHX, US PHX-SJD. Return: US SJD-PHX, WN PHX-MDW-DSM
User currently offlineSconym From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3468 times:

This is true. But, A-B Gates should be a little better for awhile. That is until WN takes over a few of the B-Gates.

User currently offlineHikesWithEyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 816 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

It's too bad that they are so far away. AS is instituting a 45 minute
cutoff rule. If you aren't leaving the counter 45 minutes prior to departure,
you're not going.



First, benzene in my Perrier, and now this!
User currently offlineAeroman62 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

LAS is a business traveller's nightmare - the security lines are long and chaotic, particularly for the C and D gates. If WN is going to move flights to B, I'd hate to be a connecting passenger trying to get from B to C in less than 90 minutes, you'd never make it. While moving through a 45 minute security line on Friday, it occurred to me that someone from Ontario or Burbank or LAX could probably drive faster from the strip to their house, than fly, given the amount of time it takes to traverse that airport.

User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

Quoting Aeroman62 (Reply 4):
LAS is a business traveller's nightmare - the security lines are long and chaotic

Bring a cane.

Agreed – McCarran at some times can be an absolute nightmare.

After all, Las Vegas is the number two destination in the US (after Orlando).


User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3226 times:

LAS is a beautiful airport a destination in and of itself. I really love it.

I must admit although security lines are long and timely, the TSA in LAS are good, much better than I've seen elsewhere. The video monitors with the briefing are an excellent touch, they should do this at more airports.

Here's a few tips for LAS travelers: If your plane departs at 1:45 be OUT of the hotel and on your way by noon. DO NOT get a taxi to the airport unless you are leaving two hours before departure - I've stood in line for cabs for over 30 minutes at check-out time. DO NOT take the airport shuttles they stop at like 46 hotels - it will take you forever to get there.

Best bet: Find someone to share a ride with to LAS in a Towncar they cost $29.00, which is about 15.00 per person, cheaper than a cab.


User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

Quoting Aeroman62 (Reply 4):
LAS is a business traveller's nightmare - the security lines are long and chaotic, particularly for the C and D gates.

its a shame they dont do something for actual business travelers, with service to the other airport.


User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6745 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

Quoting Aeroman62 (Reply 4):
If WN is going to move flights to B, I'd hate to be a connecting passenger trying to get from B to C in less than 90 minutes

My understanding is that a connecting bridge will be built between the B Gates and C Gates beyond security before WN moves any operations over to the B Gates.


User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3180 times:

Any idea if the International Terminal will be ever connected to the rest of the airport via walkway or tram? Then they could call them the "E" Gates!


I don't work for COPA Airlines!
User currently offlineSconym From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

Quoting ScottB (Reply 8):
My understanding is that a connecting bridge will be built between the B Gates and C Gates beyond security before WN moves any operations over to the B Gates.

This is true. Construction date is still off a ways, but the plans are looking good. Our main concentration is the baggage nodes that are being built now. After those are done, then we can work on the bridge.

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 9):
Any idea if the International Terminal will be ever connected to the rest of the airport via walkway or tram? Then they could call them the "E" Gates!

There are no plans as of right now to connect the 2 terminals. We are however just finishing up a large remodel of the International Terminal. Terminal 3 plans are being finalized and should be started here in the near future.

Quoting Capt.Fantastic (Reply 6):
The video monitors with the briefing are an excellent touch, they should do this at more airports

Thanks. I am taking this as a compliment since I was the lead on that project. Look for more "movies" very soon!


User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6124 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

2travel2know: There real is no need to connect the INT terminal with the domestic terminal. I think the amount of connecting passengers from INT to DOM at LAS can be counted on 1 hand. Not to mention that would be one long connecting walkway for such little traffic.

ASSFO



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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4384 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3082 times:
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Quoting Capt.Fantastic (Reply 6):
LAS is a beautiful airport a destination in and of itself. I really love it.

Yes, that's for sure.

Quoting Capt.Fantastic (Reply 6):
must admit although security lines are long and timely, the TSA in LAS are good, much better than I've seen elsewhere.

Maybe, when I was there two weeks ago they were very inconsistent and short on those gray tubs so people couldnt put backpacks or anything in a bin, just the opposite of CID where I departed from. Also they asked everyone that wasn't wearing tennis shoes to remove there shoes, again just the exact opposite of CID. Anyways, some guy was yelling and I couldn't understand what the hell he was saying. Then some asshole cuts in line and about 10 Tsa agents come running over and knock him to the ground.

Quoting Capt.Fantastic (Reply 6):
The video monitors with the briefing are an excellent touch, they should do this at more airports.

It is nice, but I don't think many people actually watch them. Also that Yogi Bear thing?? Who came up with that? It's on about every 10 minutes.



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User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

Quoting AS739X (Reply 11):
There real is no need to connect the INT terminal with the domestic terminal. I think the amount of connecting passengers from INT to DOM at LAS can be counted on 1 hand. Not to mention that would be one long connecting walkway for such little traffic.

HP doesn't offer international to domestic connections there, are they flying LAS <> MEX ?
I say with a walkway the airport could have the International Terminal gates available for domestic departures/arrivals.. as they say "save for a rainy day" not that it rains that much in LAS  Smile



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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6124 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

I still have to disagree. HP connections from Mexico are limited. Mostly directed via PHX. The LAS service is for LAS bound people. You just can't justify a multi million dollar walkway for a few flights a day. Bus's are just much easier, this of course just my opinion.

ASSFO



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User currently offlineATCRick From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 772 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3012 times:
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Good. Now maybe Allegiant can get a couple more gates at the D terminal. Having only 2 full time gates really cramps your style.


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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4384 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2971 times:
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Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 13):
HP doesn't offer international to domestic connections there

Yes they do.

Quoting AS739X (Reply 14):
still have to disagree. HP connections from Mexico are limited. Mostly directed via PHX.

True.

Quoting AS739X (Reply 14):
The LAS service is for LAS bound people.

A good chunk is O&D, but you get a lot of connecting on WN and HP from the Socal area to the east coast, LAS is a very convient place to change planes from that area.

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 13):
are they flying LAS <> MEX ?

No, but HP (Mesa) is flying LAS-PVR,SJD,YVR,YEG; and Mainline to YYC and YYZ.



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User currently offlineTinPusher007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 5):
After all, Las Vegas is the number two destination in the US (after Orlando).

UMM...Since when? Doesn't that statistic go something like (1)NYC (2) Chicago...etc with Vegas and Orlando further down the list?



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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5172 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2836 times:

Quoting TinPusher007 (Reply 17):
UMM...Since when? Doesn't that statistic go something like (1)NYC (2) Chicago...etc with Vegas and Orlando further down the list?

That hasn't been the case for quite sometime. Chicago definately doesn't have more visitors than Las Vegas and Orlando--that is not even logical.



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User currently offlineLAS757300 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2808 times:

What's the deal with security at LAS? I believe there are 3 security stations at the D gates, but only one is usually in use. This seems strange because I wait about twenty minutes each time I fly out of that damn place...


KMSP
User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4384 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2795 times:
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Quoting LAS757300 (Reply 19):
What's the deal with security at LAS? I believe there are 3 security stations at the D gates, but only one is usually in use. This seems strange because I wait about twenty minutes each time I fly out of that damn place...

The Thousands Standing Around is probably too busy blabbing on cell phones and on piss breaks.



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User currently offlineTinPusher007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 18):
That hasn't been the case for quite sometime. Chicago definately doesn't have more visitors than Las Vegas and Orlando--that is not even logical.

Can you provide a link to some info about the rank of cities in the U.S. in terms of O&D numbers.



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