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US Airways Terminal Move In MSY  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6532 posts, RR: 51
Posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4240 times:

A friend of mine at US told me that later this month the airline will be moving from Concourse A to Concourse B at MSY. This is actually a move that has been planned for a couple of years now. Concourse A will be left without any tenants...Concourse B is the current home of WN. US will be taking three gates at the far end of the terminal where CO used to have its ops from before they move to D. Currently US offers 13 flights/day from MSY..7 to CLT, 4 to DCA, and 2 to PHL.

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User currently offlinedonindc From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4099 times:

This move makes a lot of sense. I'm sure the concession vendors on A were not able to make any money with so few flights operating out of that concourse. It should also save money if they can shut off utilities in A and shut down the security checkpoint. Wonder if they'll demolish it?

User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2858 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4090 times:

I guess with Concourse D getting six new gates closing the aging six gate Concourse A makes perfect sense!


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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6756 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4029 times:

So will the concourses get renamed and A be destroyed?


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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4493 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

I wondered about that when I was at MSY a year ago. The end of B with a few gates was cordoned off, and A had to have its own security checkpoint for just US Airways. It seemed silly to me. Did TSA want this move?

Jim


User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3582 times:

Quoting DCA-ROCguy (Reply 4):
Did TSA want this move?

I think it must be a combination of the airport on a whole coming to its senses along with vendor complains. Now, they can shut power off from that side and moth-ball the place until they decide what they are going to do.

A little OT but I wonder if they will move all the airlines currently in T1 to T2 at RDU once construction is complete. It seems there will be plenty of space for eveyone to operate out of T2.



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User currently offlineUSTraveler From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3404 times:

I personally wish PHX had a flight on US. I think HP did that at one time? WN probably does currently. Any other carriers ever do it?

User currently offlinewn676 From Djibouti, joined Jun 2005, 1031 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3366 times:

Quoting USTraveler (Reply 6):

HP did for a while but never resumed after Katrina. Southwest has a couple of daily flights to PHX.



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6532 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3316 times:

Quoting donindc (Reply 1):
Wonder if they'll demolish it?

Last I heard it will not be demolished.

Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 2):
I guess with Concourse D getting six new gates closing the aging six gate Concourse A makes perfect sense!

Eventually once Concourse E is built (supposed to be 5 or 6 gates from the renderings I've seen) across from D a few years down the road, I would "guess" that B could be closed off as well. It makes sense to eventually re-locate all the airlines to the newer areas of the airport.

Quoting DCA-ROCguy (Reply 4):
I wondered about that when I was at MSY a year ago. The end of B with a few gates was cordoned off, and A had to have its own security checkpoint for just US Airways. It seemed silly to me. Did TSA want this move?

A and B always had unique security checkpoints. Not that long ago, A was home to NW, US, US Express, and AA. B had WN, AA, and CO. So there was a lot more activity down there, say, in the mid 90's, than there is now.

Quoting USTraveler (Reply 6):
I personally wish PHX had a flight on US. I think HP did that at one time? WN probably does currently. Any other carriers ever do it?

HP flew MSY-PHX once or twice daily depending on the season. I'm surprised US never brought it back.


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6532 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2964 times:

Just as an update, the move is complete. US is now using gates B10, 12, and 15 at MSY. It'll be strange not seeing the US planes parked at the end of A right next to the access road.

User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4963 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2925 times:

Isn't A where WN used to be back in the 90's?


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User currently offlinewilliam From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1262 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 8):
Eventually once Concourse E is built (supposed to be 5 or 6 gates from the renderings I've seen) across from D a few years down the road, I would "guess" that B could be closed off as well. It makes sense to eventually re-locate all the airlines to the newer areas of the airport.

That makes no sense. Why build the E concourse when there are plenty of empty gates in B?


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6532 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

Quoting type-rated (Reply 10):
Isn't A where WN used to be back in the 90's?

WN has always been on B as long as I can remember.

Quoting william (Reply 11):
That makes no sense. Why build the E concourse when there are plenty of empty gates in B?

B might only have one empty gate now, or maybe none. Southwest leases 5 or 6 gates even though a couple of those aren't used very often...US has three...and a couple of former gate areas (such as B1, B6) have had their space occupied for other uses, such as the expanded TSA checkpoint in the case of B1, and the food court in the case of B6.


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