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Interesting SEA Observations 9.10.11  
User currently offlinergreenftm From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 299 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

took a flight out of SEA today, and I'm not sure if it was because I don't normally fly Saturdays mid day, but I noticed a couple things I was curious to know about.

1. Allegiant had an airplane taxing for take off. I didn't get a good look, but I swear it was big enough to be one of the 757s. Why were they there, and if it was the 757, does that mean it would have been a charter?

2. DL 757 parked at B5. Does DL now have a B gate too? I was pretty sure their entire opp was capable of fitting in the S concourse.

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User currently offlineAlasizon From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Quoting rgreenftm (Thread starter):
2. DL 757 parked at B5. Does DL now have a B gate too? I was pretty sure their entire opp was capable of fitting in the S concourse.

It might have come in earlier in the day when their operation was more crowded along with a handful of international flights. They do not have a B gate by any measure but B5 is actually an open gate for anyone to use as no single airline has rights to it (I believe CO used to have preferential rights).

Quoting rgreenftm (Thread starter):
1. Allegiant had an airplane taxing for take off. I didn't get a good look, but I swear it was big enough to be one of the 757s. Why were they there, and if it was the 757, does that mean it would have been a charter?

If it was a 757, it would've been a charter or a training flight. As G6 does not serve SEA, it could have also been a MD that made an unscheduled fuel stop on its way to BLI. (Though I'm not showing any unscheduled fuel stops)



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User currently offlineSuperDash From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 574 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

Delta needs additional gates at noon that are not on the S gates. Mostly I have seen them on the end of the A. But as noted, B5 is a Port gate and it's possible they were using that gate on this day. I am not sure if Delta needs more gates some days of the week due to the less than daily operation of the International flights (mostly the Korean carriers)

User currently offlinen7371f From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1690 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1839 times:
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Quoting SuperDash (Reply 2):
Delta needs additional gates at noon that are not on the S gates. Mostly I have seen them on the end of the A. But as noted, B5 is a Port gate and it's possible they were using that gate on this day. I am not sure if Delta needs more gates some days of the week due to the less than daily operation of the International flights (mostly the Korean carriers)

During the peak summer schedule, DL often ran the DTW noon-time departure out of B5.


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