I, for one, am thankful that Delta's international codeshare partners moved out of Terminal C. The passengers on AF
's departures to CDG
(and in the past SN
) simply overwhelmed the inadequate security checkpoint to Delta's concourse in Terminal C. BOS
is not a great connecting point in any event, especially given the need to change terminals when returning to the U.S. unless you're on NWA from AMS
Delta's not going to need any space in Terminal A for flights to DFW
since they will end before it opens. If US Airways fails, I would not be surprised to see DL
as mainline. I also wouldn't be suprised to see them offer BOS
unless someone else beats them to it. There probably will be room for either CO
in Terminal A, along with DL
, but not both. It may be the case, though, that Delta would prefer its codeshare partners to just stay put in order to reduce the number of gates freed up for jetBlue, AirTran, America West, ATA, etc. I imagine that Independence Air and possibly Alaska might prefer to have their own gates instead of subleasing from US Airways.
When the Terminal A redevelopment was originally announced, the intent was indeed to have international codeshare partners departing from there and Delta had planned to add transatlantic service from Boston. I honestly can't recall if FIS facilities were part of that, but Massport documents from 2000 include a new satellite FIS at Terminal B (for American) while omitting any mention of one at the new Terminal A. When construction commenced in 2002, Delta's short-lived BOS
service had ended and there were no public plans for any transatlantic flying from BOS
by Delta. One interesting tidbit from the 1999 Massport ESPR is the addition of a "West Concourse" to Terminal E to extend west of where Gates E8A and E8B are. You can also see that the Terminal A Satellite is on top of the airport end of the Ted Williams Tunnel.
In the past, there was an airside passage between Terminals D and E; I suppose it was closed after 9/11/01 but I had wandered through it at some point in 1998 or 1999. I would guess that the three gates in D (1C through 1E) were designated as part of Terminal E to help accommodate NWA's gateway at BOS
back in the 1980's.