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User currently onlineFlyPIJets From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 926 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

Just a quick question:

I was looking at the web site for Tampa and noticed the terminal D is marked closed? Anyone know why? (I have never been there before and was wondering)

Thanks


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User currently offlineN702ML From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

This is the information I could find:

Airside D (gates 46-55A) was the last of the original 1971 satellites in operation. Its two concourses could accommodate ten Boeing 757s or eight Boeing 767s. Originally occupied by Northeast, Northwest and United Airlines, the facility later became home to low cost carriers like AirTran, Independence Air, JetBlue and Spirit Airlines. The terminal was closed in 2005.

Airside D (gates 46-55A) was the former home of Northwest and United Airlines. The Airside's architectural style was identical to Airside B, but the building's layout is different. Ten Boeing 757s could be accommodated by the Airside's two concourses. When the facility opened Northwest occupied four gates and United Airlines occupied three. Northeast Airlines occupied the remaining three gates but the colorful carrier never equipped them with jetways. Northeast merged with Delta Airlines on August 1, 1972 and its operation was relocated to Airside C. Air Florida began operating from the facility on April 5, 1974 when it commenced Lockheed L-188 Electra service to Miami. In 1978 (after Airline Deregulation) the vacant (Northeast) gates were equipped with jetways and were used by Continental, Ozark and Piedmont Airlines. During 1996 the building was completely renovated, its interiors were remodeled and the Westinghouse Shuttles were replaced. Northwest Airlines relocated to Airside A during the fall of 1999. Air Canada replaced Northwest occupying the gates adjacent to United Airlines. Three years later Air Canada and United Airlines relocated to the newly completed Airside E. AirTran, Independence Air, JetBlue and Spirit Airlines were the last carriers to occupy the facility. Airside D was closed on May 2005 (after 34 years of operations) and its tenants were relocated to Airsides A and C.

This info is all from:

http://www.geocities.com/anastasia757/index.html

[Edited 2006-07-11 06:00:12]

User currently offlineCrogalski From United States of America, joined May 2005, 514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Yep, without a doubt you could tell the age of that building..

They've removed the jetbridges from the terminal this past month, looks like it's getting ready to get torn down soon..



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User currently offline3201 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2215 times:

D was smokin' hot in the early/mid 80's. QH was there, with their 8am connecting bank and more flights all day. PI was there with a ton of flights at their peak. NW was there with the closest thing TPA had to a hub operation. After QH90, RC-NW, and US-PI, it wasn't anywhere near the same.

Nasty little place by today's standards, though -- completely out-dated.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21582 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

With no B and closing of D (and demolition to come), has TPA thought of renaming the airsides?


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User currently offline3201 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 4):
With no B and closing of D (and demolition to come), has TPA thought of renaming the airsides?

Given that there was no A for the first 25 or so years of the airport's life, I doubt it.


User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2630 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

I was just looking at TPA on Google Earth and it appears the old NA/PA terminal had been torn down and a newly built terminal is being completed in its place! I've been asleep at the switch!

Yes, D was a busy place when NW was cranked up back in the 80's. Was fun to see two or three DC-10's at a time parked over there.



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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2090 times:

Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 6):
I was just looking at TPA on Google Earth and it appears the old NA/PA terminal had been torn down and a newly built terminal is being completed in its place! I've been asleep at the switch!

That has already been renovated. DL, UA and AC use Airside E. Very nice terminal. I was there in 2003.



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User currently offlineNewsguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2073 times:

The airport is going to tear down Airside D, starting with asbestos abatement in the coming weeks. I don't think they plan to build any new airsides at the current terminal, choosing instead to move right into building the first quarter of the next landside/landside complex north of the current terminal by 2015.

User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 6):
Yes, D was a busy place when NW was cranked up back in the 80's. Was fun to see two or three DC-10's at a time parked over there.

Actually seeing a NW 742, 2 DC-10's, and a couple of 727's all at once was very, very cool !

Cheers

LGA777


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6609 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

Quoting LGA777 (Reply 9):
Actually seeing a NW 742, 2 DC-10's, and a couple of 727's all at once was very, very cool !

Yep. It was cool seeing the airside empty, then a NW jet would land, then another, then another, then another..........suddenly all 6 gates were full. Then 45 minutes later, they'd all leave, leaving 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, & 55A empty. remember they had to squeeze that 55A in there.

The airside may be outdated, but there are a lot of childhood memories there. I flew Indy in Feb 05, just 3 months before the closure....the airside's, not Indy's. Big grin


The way I remember:

NW had 53, 54, 55
UA had 49, 50, 51
52, 46, 47, 48 had no jetways
Then Ozark moved into 50
Then Midway moved into 50
Then NW added 52
UA gave up 51, and added 48
47 and 46 added jetways for PI
55A was added for NW hub
Original Airtran used 50
PI also used 55 and 55A
UA shared 48 with NK
Kiwi used 55
47 and 46 became jetwayLESS again
AC moved from C to 46, jetways again
NW moved to A
FL used 51, 52, 53
NK used 54
DH used 46 and 47
B6 used 50

The renovations were in 95, not 96.



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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

Quoting Crogalski (Reply 2):
Yep, without a doubt you could tell the age of that building..

I remember our FL TPA gates in the now closed D concourse. Actually, this terminal area was very well kept and sort of intimate. Our old boarding areas reminded me of a 1960s/1970s vintage synagogue. A lot of Blue, Green and aqua; sort of like those late 20th. Century "contemporary"
temples. The area seemed very comfortable and the air conditioning kicked ass! I've yet to vist our new digs at TPA. If anyone can chime in on what the new gates are like, I'd love to hear it.



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User currently offlineFlyTPA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 139 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

As far as I can recall, D was home to Allegheny/USAir before they moved on to E and eventually F where they're located now.

I believe Wardair and Valuejet also operated out of D at one time or another.

I used to like visiting Airside D when I was a kid because the escalators had unique "ribbed" handrails, while all the others in the airport were smooth.

While I agree that the new Airsides are much nicer and user friendly, Tampa was a pioneer with the whole Airside concept and it is sad to see the last of the original ones out of service.



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User currently offline3201 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Quoting LGA777 (Reply 9):
Actually seeing a NW 742, 2 DC-10's, and a couple of 727's all at once was very, very cool !

Actually at its peak it was

1 x 742 (MSP-TPA-MIA)
3 x D10 (ORD/MKE/DTW-TPA-MCO/FLL/PBI)
1 x 757 (BOS-TPA-SRQ)
1 x 72S (CLE-TPA-FMY)

(Might have the SRQ/FMY switched?)

But it was indeed very, very cool!


User currently offlineGraham697 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

Presently, the HCAA is deciding whether to build the new control there or rebuild it as an airside in order to maximize space before spending a billion on a new terminal (which will happen anyways). Either way the building has to come down, so it is bitter sweet, but needed.


Looking forward to the new AA
User currently onlineFlyPIJets From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 926 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1761 times:

Hey, thanks everybody. The information has been very helpful.

--FlyPIJets



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User currently onlineTVNWZ From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 2410 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

Quoting Graham697 (Reply 14):
before spending a billion on a new terminal (which will happen anyways

I am not too sure about that. At least not in my lifetime. 2050 maybe.


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