Quote: Alaska Airlines will open up a flight attendant base in San Diego on April 1, 2013 to support increased flying. The airline plans to operate 24 departures per day from San Diego during the summer...
hatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1505 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2088 times:
Quoting Sligo (Reply 6): Im still wondering (1) where AS is going to end up gate-wise (presumably stayinh put or close to it) and then (2) where the base will be physically located.
Staying put for now. New base won't be anything other than a small supervisor's office and small crew lounge in the terminal. There won't be any training facilities built if that's what you're thinking. The only base with those kinds of things is SEA.
psa1011 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2011 times:
Quoting sanflyr (Reply 7): I believe they are staying in Terminal 1 W. United is vacating their gates once they move into the expanded Terminal 2 this summer. This should give AS plenty of room to grow.
SANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5682 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1675 times:
Quoting psa1011 (Reply 9): Does that mean UA will construct a new RCC in T2?
Quoting sanflyr (Reply 10): Yes. There will be a new United Club in T2. From what I have read, it will be the new design.
Actually, the new RCC is being finished up in the new T2W expansion (The Green Build) and should be opening in just a few months (probably by April) when UA moves all their (combined) mainland ops there.
The fate of the present 5 gates that UA uses in T1W has not been announced but has certainly been discussed a lot in the last year. Most of us hope to see AS grab at least a couple of these gates for continued expansion at SAN. In any case, it's probably safe to say that the 5 gates will be put to good use pretty soon after UA is gone!
There's also some talk about the nice, soon-to-be-empty RCC in T1W and what might become of it... a lovely new AS Board Room perhaps?
AS is not only adding flights via new routes -- such as BOS and LIH -- but they are adding frequencies and capacity to existing routes such as the daily-doubles that we'll be seeing soon to OGG and SJD!