|Quoting SNATH (Reply 5):|
Actually, good point. If it's US' part of Terminal B, it'd be fine. I automatically thought of AA's B peer...
Knowing that you have status with AC
you won't like this move. They'll be using B1-B3 which are the former DL
Shuttle gates, therefore pax travelling on AC
will no longer have lounge access (if they previously enjoyed that perk through the UA
|Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 11):|
I don't know if the former DL shuttle gates (B1-B3) would be able to accomodate a plane the size of an EMB-190 - the DL Connection gates (A9-A12) are right there,
You can. When the gates were vacant US would park A319s on those gates all the time for RONs. And, at least this winter AC
isn't scheduling anything larger than a E195.
|Quoting SafeFlyer (Reply 14):|
I just wonder where AC will move it's check-in counters since they won't be handled by US Airways CSA as they have their own staff in BOS.
There are several available counters at Terminal B, actually a perfect number for Air Canada's requirements. Also with larger floor area than what they had in Terminal C they have a possibility for kiosks, if Air Canada offers that service in the States (I don't know). It's US' counter space but several airlines have, and have had, their own agents despite using those counters. Spirit and Independence are two that come to mind that use(d) the US counters but were staffed by their own people.
Having been a frequent traveller on AC
, I will appreciate the move simply for the fact that AC
was strapped for gates at Terminal C. They didn't have the option of using another gate in a pinch and was commonplace to arrive and have to sit on the tarmac for 15-20 mins for a gate to become free. With three gates they'll have more flexibility. Also, apparently according to an Air Canada employee in BOS
they weren't that happy with UAs ground handling, so we'll see if US can do it better. From a passenger point of view, this SUCKS. Star Alliance gold passengers will lose lounge access as the gates AC
will be using will have their own checkpoint not allowing access to the US Airways club. The departure lounge is literally a room with doors. There are no amenities beyond the checkpoint and the only services on that side of the terminal are a newsstand and a Starbucks. There is a restaurant and a Dunkin' Donuts on the other side down by the US Airways Shuttle counters. But nothing like what US Airways has inside security. I know they laid new carpet down so at least it won't be the gross, stained red carpet that has been there since Piedmont was still flying. But in terms of passenger services this is a bad move.
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