Reading the past few posts about AirTran has inspired me to register as I work for us at ATL
. I couldn't help wanting to clear up some things.
"Jmh...didn't Airtran have a relationship with Miami Air recently where they flew 738's to Miami for them? Maybe those parking marks were there from that era so that Miami Air could use AirTran's gates in ATL
While we did have a relationship with Miami Air, the markings referred to have been painted within the last 7-10 days at Gates C-4, C-14, C-17, C-20, and at least one other I am forgetting. There are markings for 717/DC9, A-320, and 737-800. I believe its more of a "just in case" move as opposed to a "let the cat out of the bag" move.
"Using the painting on the tarmac logic, DL
also is about to launch A330 and 747-400 service."
If you are referring to Concourse E at ATL
, most if not all widebody gates on that Concourse have hash-marks for several equipment types. Delta is the primary user of E, not the owner. Several carriers use several different gates based on operational demands.
I look forward to the insight offered by this forum as well as offerring my two cents from time to time.