A.net's Search function seems to be still on the blink. Once it comes back on line, I would suggest that you do a search on Terminal F; you will find a thread that I started on possibilities of Terminal F's future should USExpress halt operations.
In a nutshell, should US shut down; one could see:
move from Terminal E to Gates F11 & F13 (where FL
was briefly stationed during the Hammerhead D construction).
If Indy Air, assuming that they survive, decides to set up shop in PHL
, Terminal F would be a perfect fit for them.
Although this one's unlikely, it could happen: some or all regional partners of mainline carriers (American Eagle/Connection, Continental Express/Connection, Delta Connection, and United Express) along with Air Canada/Jazz. If all NW
flights became XJ
flights, they could move from E to F as well. They would have to utilize a similar bus connection linking the other terminals as US currently does with gate C16-F10 bus. Many of these carriers may not go for this though.
Keep in mind that US' possible shutdown could possibly put the current Terminal E expansion project on hold indefinitely. If US goes, WN
may very well move to Terminals B & C. This would be a repeat of what happened in 1991 when US abandoned its larger Terminal F project in exchange for the Terminal C gates vacated by Eastern and the original Midway. The Terminal F project would be resurrected some 8 to 9 years later in its current form.
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981