I stand corrected... up to a point.
According to the latest PHL
timetable, (which covers April 2004 through June 2004, subject to change of course) the terminal listings for JM
, and even BA
are A-East. However,
each listing has an asterisk next to it stating, 'A-West for International Arrivals'. AF
, as you correctly stated, also uses A-West for International Arrivals but uses E for departures.
In a nutshell, the ticketing, check-in counters for the above-carriers use their respective terminals (A-East, E for AF
) but use A-West for International arrivals. The reasoning for this is, no doubt, to have everyone arriving go through Customs at one common area. Having toured A-West while it was still under construction, I observed that the Customs area is fairly massive.
is still using A-East for arrivals, maybe arriving passengers are either being directed through glass dividers to the new Customs area or they're directed to the old Customs area.
[Edited 2004-06-08 23:47:56]
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981