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BWI Opens New Concourse C Security & B-C Connector  
User currently offlineairliner371 From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 1441 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3605 times:

The new security checkpoint along with the A/B-C connector opened today, making it easier for SWA/FL passengers to connect to flights on C. It looks very nice.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/business...urse-open-20130430,0,3052711.story
http://www.bwiairport.com/files/pdfs/bwi_maps/UL_4-30-13.pdf


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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

This allows access to C Pier, and the ability to reintroduce bags that have cleared customs
back into their system. Prepare for a growth spurt - internationally!



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User currently offlinejerseyguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2026 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3406 times:
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The person who designed BWI originally must have been the same person who designed the A&B concourse at EWR where each individual pier in the same concourse has its own security. Thank god that you no longer have to reclear security when flying on Southwest.


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User currently offlineandyinpit From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3212 times:

I was up at the airport yesterday with the kids, and completely forgot they were doing this. They were excited for the observation area (it's been a few years since I've worked at BWI), so needless to say, we were all bummed. Plus it was misty, so the park just south of 33L wasn't much more fun. Oh well. At least the checkpoint(s) look nice!

User currently offlineVC10BOAC From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3007 times:

Quoting FI642 (Reply 1):
This allows access to C Pier, and the ability to reintroduce bags that have cleared customs
back into their system. Prepare for a growth spurt - internationally!

Maybe I am missing something, but how will this impact customs or international travel? I thought the only customs facilities were at the E pier which is not connected to any of the others. Do any international flights arrive at A, B or C?


User currently offlineVC10BOAC From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

And also all international passengers to the USA have to clear immigration and customs at the first port of entry, then they are re-screened.

User currently offlinecapitalflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2726 times:

Quoting VC10BOAC (Reply 4):
Do any international flights arrive at A, B or C

Airtran has a few Latin American flights.

Only international flight growth will be new Airtran routes in Latin America. BWI can barely keep LHR service. I believe they are paying BA to keep the 1x going. Condor will be interesting new service, though (starting in June). BWI is increasingly Southwest Airlines International Airport.


User currently offlinesdoyon From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

According to the WN website, AirTran will be using gates C12 and C14. These two gates are at the far, right end of the C Concourse...wonder why they weren't able to get C2 and C4 (right next to the B/C-Connector)

http://www.southwest.com/html/air/ai....html?int=GSUBNAV-AIR-AIRPORT-INFO
http://bwiairport.com/en/maps/gatemap


User currently offlinetommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6660 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

I always thought BWI was a ridiculously fast airport to get through.

I used to date a girl in BWI area during college and I got dropped off at the airport and cleared my AA flights in 5 minutes through security.

Back then AA used to fly 757s between BWI-DFW. I remember flying one of the ex-TW ones on DFW-BWI in October 2007.



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User currently offlineairliner371 From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 1441 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2452 times:

Quoting sdoyon (Reply 7):
AirTran will be using gates C12 and C14.

AirTran has been using these gates for a while. I assume once all of the concourse renovations are complete they will have more and closer gates. Remember the only things that opened were security and the connector and the concessions in the connector are not even open. There are still a lot of renovations that haven't been completed.

Also, it was said BWI may open a gate or two on C for AirTran's international flights, I don't know if that came to fruition or not however.



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User currently offlineVC10BOAC From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 8):
I always thought BWI was a ridiculously fast airport to get through

It sure is depending on the time of day. I have a monthly business flight on Delta leaving BWI at 6.00 AM (returning the same day). I live 15 mins drive from BWI. I leave home at 5.10 AM, get to the airport, park, and am on board the aircraft between 5:35 and 5:40. It does help that I use PreCheck.


User currently offlinewnflyguy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2011, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

WN eventually will take over all of the C gates by 2015.
BWI already given notice to the other airlines that they will be relocating 2014-2015 timeframe.
BWI will eventually become one of if not the biggest WN city.
Wnfg 



my post are my opinion only and not those of southwest airlines and or airtran airlines.
User currently offlinesdoyon From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

Quoting wnflyguy (Reply 11):
WN eventually will take over all of the C gates by 2015.
BWI already given notice to the other airlines that they will be relocating 2014-2015 timeframe.

Is there enough room for everyone in D and E?

In addition, is there possibility that D30-D35 will be reopened because of this?


User currently offlinewilliam From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

So Concourse C is being widened? What modications are being done to C? Is all of Concourse D used (old home to US Air's hub)?

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