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TPA Airport Airsides B And E Question  
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 34
Posted (14 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

I've noticed that Airside terminals B and E at Tampa are currently unused. In the old days Eastern used B, and Braniff, Republic, Pan Am used E.

Anyone out there know what's going on with B and E? Are there renovations being planned? Is there no one wanting to use them?

Tom in NO (at MSY)


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User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

Airside E is going to be torn down and rebuilt as well is Airside B. I believe work on B has already begun. The main problem at TPA is where a new runway will be built, there is hardly any space left on the airport property.

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

I'll miss Airside E. One of my best spotting memories is a day spent at the tip on the south end of E in June of 1981 watching Braniff (ultra and two-tone), Republic, etc, as well as the action from rwy 18R/36L.

Tom in NO (at MSY)



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User currently offlineBernsa From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

I haven't been to TPA myself, but have seen pictures of Airside E in particular which make it seem as one of the most unusual structures in aviation.

I don't think I've seen any other airside/terminal/concourse/pier that was like a bridge... with open air below the passenger waiting area.

From the photos, it also looks like there may be a lower level below the waiting area where the airbridge is... and I'm guessing stairs to connect them to the bridge above the actual gate. Can anyone who has been in Airside E confirm this or better yet have more pictures?


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User currently offlineMarkTpa From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 97 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

Airside "E" is being torn down and a new terminal is being built for Delta Airlines to move into. As far as airside "B", it was a terminal for Eastern at one time, however , now, I am not sure what is going to be done with the space.

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

As I recall, with Airside E, the waiting areas were upstairs, then after pax checked in for their flight, they would go downstairs for boarding. Very unusual design, but great for spotting!

Hey MarkTpa, is E actually being torn down as we speak? And is B still up, TPA's latest annual reports pictures show them both still around.

I'll be in MCO/TPA next month, so will get a first hand look.

Tom in NO (at MSY)

BTW, major props to TPA for continually being voted among the top pax friendly airports in the US, and the world.



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User currently offlineSeriouslyfunny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

do u work at TPA? u sound familiar....

brian


User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3389 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1591 times:
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Airside E was still up a month ago when I was there, but the jetways are gone and it was stripped, ready for the wrecking ball. Airside B is in the same condition.


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