Rumorboy, I may deal w/ the customers but I do talk to the floks downstairs on the ramp. I didn't make it up a mechanic I know and trust was the guy who reported the flat to the crew, and was told not to worry about it they would get it fixed in ATL. The IAM commiteeman for PHL was driving the de-icer truck that had to get out of the jetblact from an FL flight. I heard the story from him, but I know the guy in the bucket that could have been killed by that recklessness. You have a great attitude toward CS rumorboy, did you get a middleseat once and your mad?
Secondly UA doesn't use 717's or DC-9's, what a surprise that you may find a UA bagage handler unfamiliar w/ the pit doors on one.
Lastly Aircarft damages happen. Last time it happend in PHL a bag cart hit the UAX J-41. I am sure this has NEVER happened to Airtran planes in ATL, MCO, no there are NEVER aircaft damages to FL planes now tht they operate on there own.
See this is just what we experienced w/ there agents: "That delay was not FL's fault it was UA." Same old song and dance FL must train all its work groups to blame others for its problems.
To amswer you question USairways85, we tried to operate the Avro from D-11 and D13 the gates where suposed to lower to 6 feet which is the level of the Avro. The night the new gates where opened they towed the 146 to D13 and the jetway could get down to it. So its back to using D5. AC uses D5 and D3 for BAE 146 and CRJ operations. D4 is the other sude of the terminal and is a US gate. Dose anyone know if US will abandon D2 and D4 in the fall. I understand that PHL is losing about 100 lights to the RJ's for the recovery plan. With that many flights gone I wonder if they need the outpost on D concorse.
A little less Hooah, and a little more Dooah.