Highliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 696 posts, RR: 2 Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1648 times:
Will be traveling back to ORF in a few weeks, I noticed the website that UAL has moved their gate from the end of B Concourse (They had B25 IIRC) to B18. I believe this was the former gate of Indy Air, and actually has no jetway. Did UAL have a jetway installed there or have they switched to boarding via the ramp?
Also, now that AA has completely left the Chicago-ORF market, does anyone know if UA has seen a bump in their numbers? Would love to see mainline in there (doubtful considering a sizable chunk of the fleet is going away this fall).
StarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1447 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1504 times:
Wow! Somebody's talking about ORF!
Hmmm.....I remember when UA put their props at the end of B. But recently, when we were taxing down to the A concourse (flew US), I saw an UA Express E Jet near the start of the B Concurse. It was serviced by a jetway. I'm not sure if their props go into that gate where I saw that E Jet, but my guess is yes. They might do the same thing that DL (Comair) does with their CRJs in ORF: From the Jetway, they step down to the tarmac and board from the ground.
Speaking of gate changes @ ORF: I noticed that Comair CRJ was at the end of the terminal. And if I'm right, it was in the place of a CO gate. Hmmmm......
One more thing: Is anybody from ORF except for me?
Flyiguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1468 times:
UAX does infact use gate B-18 ( the old indy gate ) at ORF. I flew in there when it had recently been moved back in June.... They do operate a jetway for the EMB-170s and CRJ-700 but if your over nighting, unless your on the last aircraft in your gana be using air stairs...Also DGS no longer holds the contract its handled by Air-Wisconsin but its all the same DGS employees...
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