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Commuter Terminal At BWI  
User currently offlineSaabFA71 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 94 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

Anybody know what may become of the commuter terninal at BWI? It's the one located on the lower level of the D pier. I remember when it was used heavily back in the day when USAir had it's hub operation at BWI. The terminal was used exclusively by the USAir Express carriers and it had quite a few number of gates. I took an Air Tran flight recently out of the D concourse and before my flight boarded I had some time to spare so I decided to check out the commuter terminal. Other than a few PIT and LGA flights, operating only out of two gates,it was a near ghost town! Quite a contrast from a just a few years back, seeing all those other gates empty and boarding areas darkened. Too bad Air Tran abandoned its "Jet Connect" brand. It would have been perfect for the Air Wisconsin CRJs. I'd hate to see such a perfect piece of building with such potential go to waste.......or meet the same fate as PIT's E concourse. Any possibility of future tenants..........US Airways Express building back up or Air Tran Jet Connect being revived......using the terminal?

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User currently offlineBH From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

Not much is going on over here,Usair usually has about 1 plane an hour over there be it a Dash-8, CRJ, ERJ or J-41. During the main "push " there are 5 to 6 planes sitting there. At night Airtran parks 2 planes on the other end along with an American ERJ and a US EMB-170 for overnight parking.Hopefully somebody will do something with it.

User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

BH is right.... it's sort of a ghost town down there. There was talk of moving Air Canada-Jazz over there. Nothing ever came of it.

It really is a shame to waste that great facility.

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User currently offlineMainland From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

Gate space isn't very crammed at BWI right now. Construction is going on where Southwest had their 4 gates on Pier C, but to the best of my knowledge they won't be using that space anymore with their new Pier A/B. Anybody have any idea who moves there?

I've always thought the commuter terminal, once demolished, would make a nice 4-5 gate extension of that end of Pier D, but there's not a need for that to take place now, if at all.

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User currently offlineRampRat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1556 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

I connected in the commuter concourse back in 87 on Piedmont. I went LAX-BWI on a 767-200, and then a Dash-8 BWI-AVP.

User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5656 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

Will CO move back to Pier C when WN gets settled in A/B? They had the best gates in the airport until the move to D. Maybe it's my imagination, but security at D seems to take longer also.

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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

CO will probably not move back. AA wants the gates that WN was using on C pier.

BWI is in a unique situation that domestic gates are at a premium right now.

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