DLX737200
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Status Of Gates 90-99 At MCO

Sun Jul 27, 2003 8:12 pm

Hi Everyone! I had a question that I've been thinking about since I flew last week. Before my flight left, I decided to take a walk around Concourse 4 (Gates 60-99) since I haven't been able to just walk around since before 9/11. Anyhow... While I was walking around I went down to gates 90-99 (my old stomping grounds when I always flew on DLX all the time) and it was miserable seeing what I saw. This once busy and crowded corridor of the terminal that I use to always use for DLX was completely empty and barren with the exception of a couple TSA agents sitting down watching CNN on the TVs. In addition to nobody there, there was only one aircraft (N316DL - http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.cgi?118940) at gate 92. It was depressing to me because this area is where I starting my life of flying and what got me into it. There were a lot of memories of vacations starting and family visiting and walking down most of those gates. Anyhow, now there is nothing going on down there and I'm wondering when Delta is going to reuse these gates instead of compressing all the flights into Gates 70-89. And when I came home on July 21 on Chautaqua (or however that's spelled) we taxied right past 90-99 again and this time ALL the planes were gone over there. So finally, does anyone know what the plans are for the section of the terminal now that DLX is almost completely gone? Does anyone besides me think that Song should move over there once they get fully established just like how DLX used only 90-99. Any comment is appreciated. See ya!

[Edited 2003-07-27 13:13:40]
 
TLHFLA
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RE: Status Of Gates 90-99 At MCO

Mon Jul 28, 2003 9:11 am

I could see Song there. I doubt Delta will let those gates go completely unused. Maybe some of them could be changed into RJ gates for Comair and Chautaqua. I can remember someone saying their current facility is kind of cramped.
Bill in ATL
 
HlywdCatft
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RE: Status Of Gates 90-99 At MCO

Mon Jul 28, 2003 12:42 pm

Where is Song supposed to park once they start taking over the Delta Express routes? and adding those new routes?

I would think that they would park at 90-99.

When I first moved down to Orlando back in May, there were two MD-11s parked at those gates.

But yeah, I drove by MCO today and there was nothing there.
 
Dazed767
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RE: Status Of Gates 90-99 At MCO

Mon Jul 28, 2003 1:38 pm

I can remember someone saying their current facility is kind of cramped.

Very cramped indeed...I was waiting for a flight down there back in April, and people were either standing or sitting on the floor because all the seats were taken. Very warm down there too with all the bodies crammed in there.
 
HlywdCatft
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RE: Status Of Gates 90-99 At MCO

Mon Jul 28, 2003 2:12 pm

Hmmm maybe MCO needs to step up that expansion like is planned in their master plan
 
DLX737200
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RE: Status Of Gates 90-99 At MCO

Mon Jul 28, 2003 9:37 pm

Right now Song occupies something like three gates in the 70-79 hallway. Because of this, Delta has had to put a few of it's flights down in Gates 80-89 while 90-99 is vacant and empty. But all the boarding displays down there still say "Delta Express". But the remaining DLX flights are leaving from 70-79. What a stupid move by Delta.
 
HlywdCatft
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RE: Status Of Gates 90-99 At MCO

Mon Jul 28, 2003 11:00 pm

Yeah but once Song gets in full operation by late fall, I think 90-99 will be used again.
 
deltairlines
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RE: Status Of Gates 90-99 At MCO

Mon Jul 28, 2003 11:47 pm

I could also see NW and CO moving into the DL airside once the codeshare gets into full effect.

Jeff
 
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RE: Status Of Gates 90-99 At MCO

Tue Jul 29, 2003 12:04 am

just for the heck of it, here is a list of SONG and DLX flights departing from MCO and their departing gates today:
FLT DEP ARR GATE
song 2518 MCO-BOS 76
song 2516 " " " " " " " 76
song 2514 " " " " " " " 74 (talk about creative flight numbering!!!)
song 2504 MCO-EWR 74
song 2506 " " " " " " " 76
song 2570 " " " " " " " 78
song 2490 MCO-JFK 74
song 2492 " " " " " " " 74
song 2494 " " " " " " " 74
song 2496 " " " " " " " 74
DLX 2350 MCO-PVD 78
DLX 2320 " " " " " " " 92 (BINGO!!!!)
DLX 2338 MCO-IAD 75
DLX 2308 " " " " " " " 72
DLX 2352 " " " " " " " 73
DLX 2319 MCO-TPA 74
DLX 2304 MCO-BDL 72
DLX 2348 " " " " " " " 77
DLX 2322 " " " " " " " 77
song 2591 MCO-LAS 78
song 2549 MCO-SJU 76 (how are the loads on that flight)



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DLX737200
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RE: Status Of Gates 90-99 At MCO

Tue Jul 29, 2003 10:00 pm

Where did u get that list from?

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