RJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4040 times:
Now that United is dropping their JFK-NRT and JFK-LHR service, it seems that they will have 6 gates at JFK for their LAX/SFO service and IAD RJs...This could easily be consolidated into 2 or 3 gates...This could create a great oppotunity for a new carrier to start service at JFK with up to three dedicated gates in Terminal 7 (and more at non-peak times)...Terminal 7 would also be ideal for any LCC that wanted to start JFK service such as AirTran or Virgin America. T7 is perhaps the most compact yet elegant terminal at JFK...It would be an easy operation for an LCC.
Do you think United will get rid of these gates, or will they perhaps be modified and run by BA?
Jblake1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4020 times:
Is JFK plagued by afternoon delays due to all of outbound INTL traffic? The last time I flew through JFK we waited to take off for almost an hour. It ranks right ahead of MEM as my least favorite airport.
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22233 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3902 times:
Quoting Jblake1 (Reply 2): The last time I flew through JFK we waited to take off for almost an hour.
This can happen during the afternoon rush or when the weather gets nasty. Normally it's not that bad, compared to EWR.
Quoting RJpieces (Thread starter): Terminal 7 would also be ideal for any LCC that wanted to start JFK service such as AirTran or Virgin America.
AirTran I don't see. Why would they want to deal with JFK when they already have service to LGA and EWR? If they really wanted to get some Long Island traffic they could go to ISP. The same can be said for most other LCCs.
I could see Virgin America, but I imagine that BA would not be enthralled by the thought of sharing their terminal space with anyone associated with Virgin.
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FlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1966 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3631 times:
THe majority of the united gates are for narrow body a/c. From what I understand British Airways charges a lot for rent. That is why there has been no new airline added except for IB. Also the facilities, baggage room and check in space is already at capacity so that may hamper any additional move in's.