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UA Using A CO Gate In LAX, Why?  
User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5103 times:
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I was on UA Flight 56 last night and I noticed we parked at a CO gate. Why would they use CO's and not their own? Does UA then pay CO a fee for that useage?

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User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5102 times:

they are common use shared gates.

-m

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User currently offlineWarreng24 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4845 times:

Test fit of the gate, in preparation for the upcomming CO - UA merger.

User currently offlineMymiles2go From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4761 times:

They park some of the evening arrivals over there. It's kinda annoying because if you're connecting your virtually guaranteed a long walk.

User currently offlineFL370 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4733 times:

UA has some gates in that area. there at the end of the terminal though, thats the bad part. gates: 64, 66,, 67a, 67b, 68a, 68b, 69a, 69b, are UA gates that in the same terminal as CO and DL gates. these gates are only used by UA. in my opinion i reallly hate those gates. but ya there not part of CO or DL.

i fly to LAX a lot, and i try to avoid those gates, the walk sucks.


fl370


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26488 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4703 times:

Quoting Warreng24 (Reply 2):
Test fit of the gate, in preparation for the upcomming CO - UA merger.

Wouldn't be necessary and that wasn't all that funny.

Quoting FL370 (Reply 4):
i fly to LAX a lot, and i try to avoid those gates, the walk sucks.

A whole what? 8 minutes? If it is that much of a problem, United has carts and drivers there all the time stationed at the top of each concourse. Further, you can't intentionall avoid the gates. United doesn't always park the same flights at the same gates.



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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2448 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4684 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 5):
Wouldn't be necessary and that wasn't all that funny.

I thought it was kinda funny.  Silly

Quoting FL370 (Reply 4):
fly to LAX a lot, and i try to avoid those gates, the walk sucks.

How do you avoid a gate? Do you check the monitors when you get to the airport and ask for a different flight if its at a gate you don't approve of?

 coffee 



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User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4629 times:

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 6):
How do you avoid a gate? Do you check the monitors when you get to the airport and ask for a different flight if its at a gate you don't approve of?

I was going to ask the same question........or perhaps you speak nicely to the check in staff and they get a valet to bring the plane around the front for you to save on the walk!!  rotfl 


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12154 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4595 times:
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Quoting FL370 (Reply 4):
i fly to LAX a lot, and i try to avoid those gates, the walk sucks.

Oh come on. I walked around every UA gate at LAX in June three times that I could access to kill time before the 11.40pm ORD flight. As an aviation buff it was nice seeing all the different aircraft there and I enjoyed the walk. I think the flight to ORD departed from one of those gates


User currently offlineSkyvanMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4551 times:

Yeah I was on a flight from ORD last night and the gate had a Continental sign and the rope for boarding lines and all. It reallhy sucked walking so far but I got lucky in ORD last week, only having to go to the gate right across the 'terminal aisle' from where I came in from, funny thing was even though it was a 20 minute walk from the gate at LAX to the bagage claim and it still took 15 minutes for hte sutff to start coming out, now I remember why I try to avoid checking bagge. Anyways back ot the original topic, I've flown in to LAX on United at least 40 times and this is the first time I've ever gone in to a non United gate, though I have flown out/came into the area where the flihgt I was on came in last night. Worst thing about LAX is that there are none of those moving walkways so you have to walk it all.


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User currently offlineRamprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1537 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4495 times:

United gates in Terminal 6 are 66, 67A, 67B, 68A, 68B, 69A, 69B. CO uses 67B and 69A through out the day also. They pay United to use these gates. If you notice, there are both UA and CO gate podiums for these gates.

User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4412 times:

Quoting Ramprat74 (Reply 10):
there are both UA and CO gate podiums for these gates

And one of the gates has three different podiums -- UA, DL, and CO...And the really sad part is DL's podium puts the UA and CO podiums to complete shame -- they look like they were pulled from a dumpster by comparison.

Lincoln



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User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4255 times:

Quoting Lincoln (Reply 11):
And one of the gates has three different podiums -- UA, DL, and CO...And the really sad part is DL's podium puts the UA and CO podiums to complete shame -- they look like they were pulled from a dumpster by comparison.

Tell me about it. I hate T-6. Whenever I fly CO out of LAX I just  banghead  But the kicker for me is pre-security, which takes me around a half hour to get through there sometimes. Consessions are lacking as well.



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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4243 times:

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 6):
Quoting N1120A (Reply 5):
Wouldn't be necessary and that wasn't all that funny.

I thought it was kinda funny.

So did I. Who appointed N1120A the humor guru of Anet, by the way?


User currently offlineSkyvanMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

The only thing good about DL at LAX is that they have super nice podiums, those podiums put the rest of the airline, and all other airline's podiums to shame.


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