Ezra
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ATL Questions

Sun Jan 27, 2002 8:00 am

Hi,

I have a couple of questions about Delta's operations at ATL:

1. Aside from the international flights departing and arriving concourse E, is there any logic to how Delta mainline divides its flights between concourses A, B, D, and E?

2. This is mainly for people who work in the airport: is there any "rivalry" between concourse A and concourse B, the two biggest concourses?

Thanks for any info.

Ezra.
 
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RE: ATL Questions

Sun Jan 27, 2002 8:03 am

Hiya,


1. Not that I know of, However someone like DeltaSFO might be able to tell you more.

2. No. Lol

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RE: ATL Questions

Sun Jan 27, 2002 8:23 am

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.
 
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RE: ATL Questions

Sun Jan 27, 2002 8:23 am

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.

Clear as mud? I hope this clarifies things.
 
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RE: ATL Questions

Sun Jan 27, 2002 8:42 am


Thanks for all the info.

Are A-south, the T gates, and E gates the only ones that can handle widebody aircraft, or is it just the 767-400 that has these limitations?

Thanks again!

E.
 
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RE: ATL Questions

Sun Jan 27, 2002 8:47 am

Some of the B gates can handle widebodies as well as a gate or two on the south end of D.
 
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RE: ATL Questions

Sun Jan 27, 2002 9:15 am

I think now that Delta has transferred the hubs flights (SLC, DFW, CVG) to T for the most part, or at least that is what I have found it seems to be.

Also, the Comair flights (to MDT and ABE) operate out of concourse D.

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RE: ATL Questions

Mon Jan 28, 2002 1:06 am


Why were the hourly services to LGA, DCA, BOS, and ORD operated from T? I find that to be the least appealing concourse, and those are heavy biz markets.

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RE: ATL Questions

Mon Jan 28, 2002 5:36 am

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.
 
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RE: ATL Questions

Mon Jan 28, 2002 2:01 pm

What kind of "quarantine" security screening is going on for flights to DCA, and how does concourse 'E' fit in?
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RE: ATL Questions

Fri Feb 01, 2002 4:51 pm

Exusair is right on the gate use issue.... the 764s see T south and A south. You'll only see 777s and MD-11s over at E. 763ERs are occasionally on A or B as they make a domestic turn at ATL.

There is no rivalry between the concourses, although working at each concourse is a very unique experience. I prefer E myself.
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