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Reduced Flights On Eve Of Opening New IND Terminal  
User currently offlineRampguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

Anyone know if the airlines that serve IND will operate a full schedule on the eve of moving into the new termianl? Or will there be a reduce schedule to allow employees to make the big move? All flights will have to go into the old terminal then all the aircraft will have to be re-positioned to the new terminal. I don't see the pilots sticking around to either taxi or break ride the planes after arrival as they will need to get to their hotels to rest for the next morning departures.

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User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1912 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

That would be crazy to see a parade of planes, GSE and other ramp gear all being moved from the old terminal to the new all at the same time. I would like to see that.

-Idle


User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6485 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

Quoting DLX737200 (Reply 1):
That would be crazy to see a parade of planes, GSE and other ramp gear all being moved from the old terminal to the new all at the same time. I would like to see that.

Why? They did it with DEN...after the last flight, there was a huge escorted convoy of every sort of airport-related vehicle from one airport to the other, and that wasn't even the same airport.

[Edited 2008-07-15 06:17:02]


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User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1912 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2288 times:



Quoting N328KF (Reply 2):

Why? They did it with DEN...after the last flight, there was a huge escorted convoy of every sort of airport-related vehicle from one airport to the other, and that wasn't even the same airport.

What do you mean, "Why?" Because how often do you see that? I'm sure such an event is very few and far between. I know I've never witnessed such a thing.


User currently offlineRampguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

I'm sure it was an awesome site seeing that convoy on the roadways from Stapleton to DIA. I imagine in IND's case, the runways and taxiways will have to be closed in order for their move to take place as I don't think there is a service road from the old terminal to the new one.

User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2926 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

When is the new terminal supposed to open?

User currently offlineLv From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2207 times:



Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 5):
When is the new terminal supposed to open?

I believe October, but Im sure someone can give the exact date.

I would think the shift would impact FX operations more than pax ops... if any impact at all. To move everything you will need to cross the crosswind runway and some of the taxi ways leading to 5L/23R... but there should be no impact on 5R/23L so there might not be any impact at all. I think just the ground crews are just going to work some overtime that night... you could use the tugs to tow the planes over. The bigger problem I could see would be for the vendors to make the move. Although I suppose you stock the stores/ restaurants in the new terminal in advance and then rotate in the stock/ food from the old terminal.


User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1398 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

They could ask BA or BAA or both - after all they executed a completely perfect move into LHR T5 earlier this year with absolutely no problems at all  Wink

In fact, I think a couple of the BA execs involved are on the job market right now.



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User currently offlineATAflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2153 times:

The date for the new terminal is OCT 28. So far the new terminal looks like a huge MANTA-RAY....very sharp indeed.
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User currently offlineRampguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2108 times:



Quoting GCT64 (Reply 7):
They could ask BA or BAA or both - after all they executed a completely perfect move into LHR T5 earlier this year with absolutely no problems at all

In fact, I think a couple of the BA execs involved are on the job market right now.

I dont' think BAA operates/owns IND anymore.


User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1963 times:



Quoting DLX737200 (Reply 1):
I would like to see that.

I will be there so I will try to get some pics.

As far as I have heard, we will not have a reduced schedule but they will try and have little or no maintenance scheduled.



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