Exusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1005 times:
About 2 years ago, when DL scheduled hourly flights to DCA, LGA, BOS, these flights departed primarily from the T-Gates. With the delivery of the 767-400, there were only a few gates in ATl where these planes could park, and now the T-gates and A-South (A1-18) are home to the 767-400's.
There is some logic as to where scheduled flights operate from. The DCA flights require a quaranitnes environment for security screening, so they now operate out of E-Concourse. EWR has gone to B-Con. The MCO flights primarily depart from A-South. Most of the West coast flights depart from A.
Most of the rivalry from years past has faded. A-Concourse in ATL used to transport more people in 1 week than LAX would do in a month, and what DFW would do in 1/2 a month. It was affectionately called Atlanta's volume leader.
DL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2062 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1002 times:
There's no "rivalry" between the concourses. Delta always had A and half of B. Years ago, Eastern had C and half of B. There was no E -- all INTL flights operated from T. That left D for all of the other airlines. Well, as times changed and the airport and airlines grew larger, there was a scramble for gates. Delta got half of T (1-8) and AA and UA got the other half of T. After Eastern's departure, Delta got the rest of B and are now the sole occupant. E was built and is used for INTL as well as domestic flights (however between about 3pm and 8pm it's used for mostly INTL flights). Delta does not have exclusive use of E but it seems like it sometimes due to all of the INTL flights that Delta operates from ATL. Half of C is used by AirTran and the other half by ASA. All other airlines use D. Delta still needed gates and and the only place to grow (currently) was at D. So Delta concluded a deal with the airport to lease about 10 gates at D.
Exusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 916 times:
There was significant o/d traffic in the hourly markets to the northeast. Part of the appeal in using the T-Gates was that there was no need to get on the underground train system to get to your gates from the ticket counter.
The 767-400's can only be parked at some of the T-Gates, A-South, as well as E-Concourse if needed. Widebodies have been parked at T, A, B-Concourse usually at B-2 and at B-North (Former EAL Gates) as well as out on D-Con.
The latest has DL leaving D-Concourse so that Comair and ASA can use the gates.