>> Would there be gates put along the backside facing west and the two taxiways be relocated west?
Back in the late 80's & early 90's when I worked @ LAX
, the rumors about TBIT expansion was precisely along these lines. Of course, two new taxiways have already been built and operating west of the CO
/TW hangars for a couple of years now.
The current taxiways (locally called the 50 yard line) running behind TBIT would be closed. Gates would be added on the west side of the terminal, and the west most of the two original parallel 50 yard line taxiways would be for planes entering or exiting the new gate area, which of course would comprise that area which is currently the easternmost of the parallel 50 yard line taxiways. Whew, how's that for a run-on sentence?
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