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How Many Gates Will AA Need In BDL A Term?  
User currently offlineSectflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 359 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2901 times:

According to Wikipedia when AA moves to A term at BDL they will be taking A1,3,5,7. With the loss of service to STL and the upcoming loss of RDU will they really need 4 gates? It seems like allot for service to 4 cities. Also AC is taking up gate A8. Do they really need there own gate for the few flights that they run or can they share with someone else? It seems as though there will be no open gates for a new carrier if all this is the case?

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User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1662 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

With their current schedule at least, AA does not need 4 gates at BDL. Their busiest periods are the early morning and late evening, with the following schedule:

Morning - departing to:

DFW
6:00 a.m.
MIA
6:30 a.m.
ORD (American Eagle E145)
7:35
SJU
7:40 a.m.

Evening - arriving from:

DFW
12:10 a.m.
MIA
11:30 p.m.
ORD (American Eagle E145)
10:35 p.m.
SJU
10:30 p.m.

Seems as though 3 gates would be more than adequate with this schedule.


User currently offlineSectflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

Does AA have any midday flights? ORD? DFW?

User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23148 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2794 times:



Quoting Sectflyer (Reply 2):
Does AA have any midday flights? ORD? DFW?

Yes, from both, though they are spread out enough that 2 gates would be more than enough; they really only used two even when STL and RDU were both still operating.



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User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2785 times:

First, I would guess that BDL-ORD might see an increase in flights next summer, when the ORD schedule is increased.

Second, BDL is usually the primary diversion airport for flights into BOS. AA may feel that it's handy to have 4 gates, if several BOS arrivals wind diverting to BDL.


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23148 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2741 times:



Quoting Ckfred (Reply 4):
Second, BDL is usually the primary diversion airport for flights into BOS. AA may feel that it's handy to have 4 gates, if several BOS arrivals wind diverting to BDL.

That's a good point. Also, since the City has the gates and no one else wants them, they may be offering AA reduced rates.

Quoting Sectflyer (Thread starter):
Also AC is taking up gate A8. Do they really need there own gate for the few flights that they run or can they share with someone else?

They have seven daily flights. Their utilization will be better than US or WN.

Quoting Sectflyer (Thread starter):
It seems as though there will be no open gates for a new carrier if all this is the case?

The new gates in the UA/US concourse will remain open. Ticket counter space is actually a bigger issue, though I suppose the could install counters where the old UA/US security checkpoint was; AFAIK, that's just dead space now.



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User currently offlineDvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1745 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2708 times:
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Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 5):
The new gates in the UA/US concourse will remain open. Ticket counter space is actually a bigger issue, though I suppose the could install counters where the old UA/US security checkpoint was; AFAIK, that's just dead space now.

It's currently blocked by the ceiling revamp construction. I could see them using this for more airside shops/restaurants or perhaps a club area, though. They could move the pre-security gift shop/coffee stand to that area too. With NW abandoning their ticket counters there is still some free counter space at the new concourse side of Terminal A (I don't see AC using more counter space than F9). The countertops for AA look to be all ready for them to move in next to UA/US.

Quoting Ckfred (Reply 4):
First, I would guess that BDL-ORD might see an increase in flights next summer, when the ORD schedule is increased.

I would like to see mainline return to ORD before more Eagle.



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User currently offlineSectflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2700 times:

It was my understanding that CO was taking gates 24 and 25 later this month when they go star alliance. After that is the west concourse full? AA was to take the current CO gates plus 2 in the east?

User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23148 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2676 times:



Quoting Dvincent (Reply 6):
The countertops for AA look to be all ready for them to move in next to UA/US.

I forgot that there is space in the UA/US "room," so scratch my comment. Is there any plan to knock the wall separating the two checkin areas down?

Quoting Sectflyer (Reply 7):
It was my understanding that CO was taking gates 24 and 25 later this month when they go star alliance. After that is the west concourse full? AA was to take the current CO gates plus 2 in the east?

It's full until 20 and 22 open (and who knows when that might be; it keeps getting moved back). As of this summer, AA thought they were going to west concourse (20, 22, 24, and 25).



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User currently offlineSectflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

Wikipedia says different. But there info is nor reliable at times.

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 8):
It's full until 20 and 22 open (and who knows when that might be; it keeps getting moved back). As of this summer, AA thought they were going to west concourse (20, 22, 24, and 25).



User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23148 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2661 times:



Quoting Sectflyer (Reply 9):
Wikipedia says different. But there info is nor reliable at times.

It's not. My AA information came from AA agents in July, but things may have changed.



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User currently offlineSectflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

Well I will be going BDL to SEA at the end of the month. I will have to walk around and see whats up!

User currently offlineDvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1745 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2626 times:
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Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 8):
I forgot that there is space in the UA/US "room," so scratch my comment. Is there any plan to knock the wall separating the two checkin areas down?

No clue, but it would be nice if they did, it would certainly open it up a bit.

edit: Also, last I checked, gate 22 is not inaccessible, I thought it was still one of UA's gates? Also, they could always put a jetway on gate 25...

[Edited 2009-10-07 11:49:12]


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23148 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2609 times:



Quoting Dvincent (Reply 12):
edit: Also, last I checked, gate 22 is not inaccessible, I thought it was still one of UA's gates? Also, they could always put a jetway on gate 25...

I think 20 is the only one that is physically blocked, but AFAIK no one is using 22. AX was parking a US aircraft on or near 22 sometimes (are they having m/x done at BDL?), but that was the only aircraft I ever saw there this summer.



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