A coworker and I were having a discussion about gates (while I had my head stuck in a ceiling on a manlift 20' off the ground, of all places) and I had the question that he couldn't answer:
At airports where either two airlines share a gate or where some or all of the gates are "common" to all airlines, how do the logistics work?
Specifically, for example:
- Podium design/signage?
- Jetway logo?
- Who provides the tug/GSE?
- Most importantly, CRS terminals -- Who provides them and what are they?
If all of the airlines sharing a gate use, for example, SABRE I guess it's not that big of a deal, but especially now that airlines (appear to be) using their GDS of choice with a more or less custom front-end user interface (DL and UA with it's four-pane view come to mind)... I doubt there's a SABRE set, Apollo and WorldSpan terminal sitting at every gate "just in case".
I would imagine "gate sharing" is relatively common, but how many airports have common gates (Honolulu is the only one I know of, and I have no direct knowledge about that one)