I have a good friend who works for AA in MSP. He just told me some interesting speculation among AA employees at MSP.
- MSP is getting ready to open 20 new ticket counter positions in the main terminal as part of the massive renovation it's undergoing. AA wants all of them. Now I understood him to mean that wouldn't be an additional 20 for AA, but rather an additional 14 or so because I think they currently have 6 or so.
- AA wants to take over the D concourse. This "concourse" is actually a little circle of gates between the C and E concourses (it used to be considered part of the C concourse when the C concourse was known as the Green concourse). There are 6 gates in the D concourse, so that would be 2 more than they have now, assuming they move their current operations to D. However...
- The D concourse gates can't handle widebodies and AA wants a widebody gate. Hmmmm..... very interesting.
- Speculation is that AA might start flights to MIA from MSP and perhaps a couple more places... LAX? JFK? SJU?
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