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Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:38 pm

Alaska is officially moving operations at LAX from T3 to T6 on March 20th. Anyone have any progress details or photos to date? This will be a good move, as I just went to Seattle a few weeks back and the T3 operation is pretty stale.

http://www.alaskaair.com/content/tra....aspx?INT=AS_c3PzM_||20120313_AW||
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:49 pm

Alaska is definitely new to T6.

They think the tunnel is new!!!!
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:01 pm

Interesting that the website says, " partners like Delta Airlines with a new passenger tunnel," with no mention of AA. Obviously there is a merger in the works


I just had to throw that out there so this thread doesn't get hopelessly derailed as per usual. Hopefully that will act as a preemptive strike!


In regards to the terminal, I actually cannot wait to go through there. As always, I am sure AS did a great job! T3 definitely has had better days.
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:33 pm

Quoting flyingcaT (Reply 1):
Obviously there is a merger in the works

How do you get having a connection tunnel with DL at LAX make it conclusive that DL and AS are merging? That's like stating Jetblue and Spirit are moving or have moved to T3 with VX.
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:42 pm

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 3):
Quoting flyingcaT (Reply 1):
Obviously there is a merger in the works

How do you get having a connection tunnel with DL at LAX make it conclusive that DL and AS are merging? That's like stating Jetblue and Spirit are moving or have moved to T3 with VX.

Once again, people don't understand dry humor on A.net. It's clear to me by the tone that the guy was poking fun at the fact that if the AS CEO went anywhere near Texas or Georgia to play golf there would be rumors, and maybe even media reports, that a merger was imminent. I mean if a DL and AS plane were next to each other on a taxiway, the rumors would fly..... It's like the guy a few days ago who was all bent out of shape because Tom at SJC referred to the AS headquarters colloquially as a "tower". Oh my gosh, how can you really call that two story building a tower....????? 
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:43 pm

I'll be sure to check it out next time I transit LAX... the old facility was a throwback to the late 1970s.
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:56 pm

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 4):
Once again, people don't understand dry humor on A.net. It's clear to me by the tone that the guy was poking fun at the fact that if the AS CEO went anywhere near Texas or Georgia to play golf there would be rumors

I was, thank you BoeingGuy! AS new location though will hopefully allow it to grow even more in LA. I like flying AS so much that I will go out of my way to take them when I can. I haven't flown them in two years, so hopefully I will be flying the Eskimo soon.

Also, question for you guys, would someone who is Diamond Medallion have access to a Board Room? If so, I will take my wife with me!
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:12 pm

Quoting TeamInTheSky (Reply 6):
Also, question for you guys, would someone who is Diamond Medallion have access to a Board Room? If so, I will take my wife with me!

Yes, you can acces the Board Room and take one guest (unlike Delta in T5 where you can bring two). That being said last time I flew AS to PVR I had two guests and they let both of them in.

This is a godsend to me personally as I hate taking the bus from T3 to Bradley when coming back from Mexico. Also, as a DL Diamond having a lounge in T6 is nice for those flights that leave from there instead of walking through the long drab tunnel.
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:19 pm

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 4):
Once again, people don't understand dry humor on A.net. It's clear to me by the tone that the guy was poking fun at the fact that if the AS CEO went anywhere near Texas or Georgia to play golf there would be rumors, and maybe even media reports, that a merger was imminent. I mean if a DL and AS plane were next to each other on a taxiway, the rumors would fly..... It's like the guy a few days ago who was all bent out of shape because Tom at SJC referred to the AS headquarters colloquially as a "tower". Oh my gosh, how can you really call that two story building a tower....?????
Quoting TeamInTheSky (Reply 6):
I was, thank you BoeingGuy! AS new location though will hopefully allow it to grow even more in LA. I like flying AS so much that I will go out of my way to take them when I can. I haven't flown them in two years, so hopefully I will be flying the Eskimo soon.

Sheesh! Why did I not see the "Stirring the Pot" emoticon. I apologize.
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:37 pm

I haven't seen it, but was talking to a gate agent who had last saturday. She was really gushing, made it sound very nice. Something about wood paneling (?). Also made multiple mentions of the Alaska tail logo, which I assume was just a reference to the image they have been using as branding at check in areas, but she made it sound like more than that (I'm not sure. ) I'll never see the inside, but she did indicate the board room was bigger, better and nicer than current facilities (which I am also unfamiliar with).
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:22 pm

Hopefully, US will enjoy T3 as much as AS did.   
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:31 pm

Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 10):
Hopefully, US will enjoy T3 as much as AS did.

Well that must mean then that US and AS are about to merge if AS is vacating gate space for US. Maybe they are even reserving internet domain names or something. Must be.
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:11 am

Quoting TeamInTheSky (Reply 2):
Interesting that the website says, " partners like Delta Airlines with a new passenger tunnel," with no mention of AA.

That's because the tunnel between T5 and T4 is closed, and has been closed for a long, long time.

T6 still looked like a war zone when I was there a few weeks ago. Can't wait to see it. T3 was awful, although the BR over there had awesome views...
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:16 am

AS expanded the security checkpoint, changed the layout of the ticketing lobby, and dressed up some of the surfaces. AS did not make any significant structural changes. The ticketing lobby will still have the low ceilings. Nothing too exciting here.
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:51 am

Quoting LDVAviation (Reply 13):
Nothing too exciting here.

You make it sound like it was hundreds of millions spent on paint and new curtains.   
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:59 am

Which gates at LAX in Terminal 6 have been assigned to AS?
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:19 am

Of all the airlines that are currently in T6, who is going where?
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:23 am

Too bad QX dumped destinations such as ACV, I would liked to have experienced the new terminal. Instead I will be flying into Terminal 7 or hopefully the AA Eagle gates.
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:25 am

Quoting CODC10 (Reply 5):

I'll be sure to check it out next time I transit LAX... the old facility was a throwback to the late 1970s.

T6 wasn't much better. They have done a ton of work there.

Quoting LDVAviation (Reply 13):
AS expanded the security checkpoint, changed the layout of the ticketing lobby, and dressed up some of the surfaces.

With the influx of AS passengers, they will need the expanded checkpoint.

Quoting United777ORD (Reply 15):
Which gates at LAX in Terminal 6 have been assigned to AS?

Rotunda mostly, AFAIK. Really cool use of the mezzanine for the BR.

Quoting flySFO (Reply 16):

Of all the airlines that are currently in T6, who is going where?

I believe there is going to be less DL overspill into the terminal. Not sure of the rest, other than UA is staying in the building they own and keeping the lounge open.
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:31 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 14):
You make it sound like it was hundreds of millions spent on paint and new curtains.

Actually, I had heard that AS was spending around $250 million for the total move including rennovations to T6. It was in a newspaper article, but don't remember which one. I also seem to remember it was split up to something like $50 million from AS and $200 million from LAWA.
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:34 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 18):
I believe there is going to be less DL overspill into the terminal. Not sure of the rest, other than UA is staying in the building they own and keeping the lounge open.

I was under the impression Alaska was taking over the entire T6. If I understand you correctly, Alaska gets the rotunda, and I assume Delta gets the connector-building gates on the side facing T5, United the ones on the side facing T7.

What about all the open space now in T3? Is it left for VX expansion or will some of the smaller T6 operators like F9 and Copa move to T3?
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:47 am

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 3):
How do you get having a connection tunnel with DL at LAX make it conclusive that DL and AS are merging? That's like stating Jetblue and Spirit are moving or have moved to T3 with VX.

Yes, that WAS the plan... so obvious now... create a tunnel to partner airline DL then merge the two entities. This was top secret, inside information. Because both are publicly traded companies, only a select few knew about the plans. Also, due to the delicate public relations situation with those on a.net, AS did not want anyone thinking they were giving up their whore airline image to finally settle down in a wholesome, committed union with one airline.

However, DLs unforeseen merger plans with AA delayed due diligence with AS. Therefore AS decided to go ahead and move into the renovated terminal and spin the communication about the connector tunnel as a convenience feature. Once DL completes its merger with AA, it will re-focus on AS and the tunnel will be re-launched as the love tunnel, complete with sugar walls

 

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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:12 am

Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 19):
Actually, I had heard that AS was spending around $250 million for the total move including rennovations to T6. It was in a newspaper article, but don't remember which one. I also seem to remember it was split up to something like $50 million from AS and $200 million from LAWA.

The project is coming in at about $210M, with AS footing $18M of the total, the remainder from LAWA (since they own it).
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:48 am

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 11):

I see what you did there.  Although no one knows whether it was AA, US, or someone else who reserved the domain names in preparation for a possible merger, I have my suspicions. Merging is the perfect way for AA to deal with banking and for US to expand.
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:52 am

Quoting flySFO (Reply 20):
What about all the open space now in T3? Is it left for VX expansion or will some of the smaller T6 operators like F9 and Copa move to T3?


It will be all redone and be all Virgin America. Virgin will have their first ever lounge there and will expand big out of LAX in the near future.
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:08 am

Quoting Elevated (Reply 24):
It will be all redone and be all Virgin America. Virgin will have their first ever lounge there and will expand big out of LAX in the near future.

Wait, what about Jetblue? Where are they going if VX gets all the gates?
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:20 am

I've been through the new terminal. The ticket counter is spectacular, the boardroom is beautiful an the gate area is nice. There is a tunnel to T5 and access to T7 and 8. From T5 there is a bus to T4 however the T4/5 will
Open soon. People will be very impressed with Alaskas new digs!
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:34 am

Quoting flySFO (Reply 20):
I was under the impression Alaska was taking over the entire T6.

That is an incorrect impression and would require paying United a ton of money.

Quoting flySFO (Reply 20):
If I understand you correctly, Alaska gets the rotunda, and I assume Delta gets the connector-building gates on the side facing T5, United the ones on the side facing T7.

United owns the entire connector building, so I'm thinking they can potentially kick Delta out without too much difficulty. I think Alaska may use some of the connector building gates on the T5 side. I do know United is maintaining access to FIS gates at T6 in case they are needed for overflow.

Quoting flySFO (Reply 20):
What about all the open space now in T3? Is it left for VX expansion or will some of the smaller T6 operators like F9 and Copa move to T3?

1) Copa will stay with United.

2) VX is known to be expanding and likely to be taking over the Board Room in T3.

3) T3 would make sense for F9 and G4.
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:39 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 27):
United owns the entire connector building, so I'm thinking they can potentially kick Delta out without too much difficulty. I think Alaska may use some of the connector building gates on the T5 side. I do know United is maintaining access to FIS gates at T6 in case they are needed for overflow.

IIRC, AS gets six gates in the rotunda and share an additional three with DL, however AS will have scheduling priority on two of those three shared gates.
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:54 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 28):
IIRC, AS gets six gates in the rotunda and share an additional three with DL, however AS will have scheduling priority on two of those three shared gates.

Sounds about right.
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:02 am

So UA will continue to use the PMCO gates of 60, 62, 64.

If DL needs space, they will get use 61, 63, 65.

AS will definitely use the rotunda gates and the first three during the morning hours and when Mexico arrivals come in.

Will the rotunda gates, 66-69B be re-aligned to accomodate more a/c since AS doesn't require w/b parking. Something like: 66. 67A, 67B. 68A, 68B. 69A, 69B. Along with 61, 63, 65. Obviously the rotunda gates will be used for Customs and one of the first gates will be for Horizon?
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:19 am

G4 will maintain their ticket counter at T6 and operate flights out of T5, If DL is unable to give a gate at T5 then they will attempt to get a gate at T6, if they can not obtain a gate a T6 they will operate out of the west remotes a trail period took place this week with flights operating at term 5. NK relocates to T3 and will begin their operations there 3/16. Great Lakes moves to T7/8 with UA. FL is also vacating T3 I believe in April and moving into T1 taking over some USair ticket counter space.

UA/DL/AS/F9 will remain at T6.
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:23 am

Sorry, COPA is also staying at T6
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:34 am

Does anyone know if TSA PreCheck is going to be up and running at T6?
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:06 am

The link says "we've expanded immigration and customs facilities....". Now I know some of this is marketing hyperbole, but did they make any changes to the actual facilities, or did they just connect the additional gates that previously did not have access to the T6/T7 immigration facilities?

And does anyone know what the hours will be for T6/T7 immigration/customs? When it was just United, the hours could be pretty limited. I'd imagine with AS no longer using TBIT, they'd need to expand the hours over at T6/T7.
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:41 am

Quoting Reply 34):
or did they just connect the additional gates that previously did not have access to the T6/T7 immigration facilities?

Why do only some of the gates have access to the T6/T7 tunnel and not others? Which ones are they and how does this work?
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:52 pm

Quoting laca773 (Reply 30):
If DL needs space, they will get use 61, 63,

Last time through I noticed UA counters at 61/63. UA (formerly CO) holds the lease on the entire connector building and I suspect they may have swapped some rotunda gates with AS/DL to take 61/63 back, unless it's an interim measure until the construction is wrapped up.

Generally, sCO flights have been using 60, 61, 62 (WB), 63 as well as select gates on T7.
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:11 pm

While T-3 needs a complete gutting and redo, and the food choices are seriously lacking, at least it has good views of landings on the north runways. Will miss that but not much else.
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:50 pm

Quoting TeamInTheSky (Reply 2):
Interesting that the website says, " partners like Delta Airlines with a new passenger tunnel," with no mention of AA. Obviously there is a merger in the works

Too bad they didn't spell the partner's name correctly on the website...  
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:57 pm

Quoting Josh32121 (Reply 38):
Too bad they didn't spell the partner's name correctly on the website...

That's to throw off people who might think AS knows DL so well a merger must be imminent.  
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:02 pm

Quoting cschleic (Reply 37):
While T-3 needs a complete gutting and redo

AS is so glad to be gone from T-3. No amount of 'freshening' will help....it's really unsalvagable and should be razed.
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:32 pm

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 14):
You make it sound like it was hundreds of millions spent on paint and new curtains.   

There was some space added behind the existing ticketing lobby. That additional space was used in two ways, for an in-line baggage check system and to increase the depth of the ticketing lobby. Other than those changes, which I don't think passengers will notice much, the changes were largely mechanical and cosmetic.

The original terminals (except for T4 and T7) have very low ceilings in the ticketing area, which gives them a very dated, dark, and claustrophobic appearance. On the airside, it looks like the original metal walls and small windows will still be there. These elements also serve to make the place look dated. LAWA just did what was necessary.
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:46 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 27):
United owns the entire connector building, so I'm thinking they can potentially kick Delta out without too much difficulty. I think Alaska may use some of the connector building gates on the T5 side. I do know United is maintaining access to FIS gates at T6 in case they are needed for overflow.

United does not own the connector building. It sold that and its interest in the Customs Inspections Facility between T-6 and T-7 to LAWA. LAWA now controls the use of T6 and the CIF.

United leases whatever gates it uses at T6 from LAWA. Not sure if under the terms of that lease United retained exclusive rights to those gates. As part of its deal with LAWA, Delta gave up its exclusive rights to whatever gates it uses at T6. In fact, if Alaska so chooses, it can expand its operations into two of Delta's gates.

My sense is that LAWA negotiated the same flexibility with United. LAWA's intent first with T3, then T6 (and eventually with T2) is to turn them into common use facilities, with no exclusive gate rights.
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:57 pm

Quoting CODC10 (Reply 36):
Last time through I noticed UA counters at 61/63. UA (formerly CO) holds the lease on the entire connector building and I suspect they may have swapped some rotunda gates with AS/DL to take 61/63 back, unless it's an interim measure until the construction is wrapped up.

Generally, sCO flights have been using 60, 61, 62 (WB), 63 as well as select gates on T7.

I've noticed in the recent past, PMCO flights have also using 61, 63, and 65. Several years ago those were DL gates until the renovation started up. PMCO has always used 60,62, 64 and overflow would go to 66 often, and 68, 69. I think we won't see a change with UA using 60, 62, 64.

I'm interested to know if the line are in the process of being re-drawn or worked for the gates on the end of the rotunda to give more space to AS and if the flexibility to park a A330/777/744/767 will be removed. Obviously I don't see DL bringing the 744 into LAX much anymore as they don't have the facilities in T5 for it, unless they are going to use one of the remote gates or a hardstand where they park a/c on a regular basis.
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:09 pm

Quoting LDVAviation (Reply 42):
United leases whatever gates it uses at T6 from LAWA. Not sure if under the terms of that lease United retained exclusive rights to those gates.

They hold exclusive leases. Matter of fact new leases were signed last year post merger. It was mentioned here in a thread.
Only thing that changes with UA in T-6 is they will vacate bunch of back office and ramp space, along with obviously having vacated ticket counters in favor of combining over to the UA side. Additionally UA is no longer on the hook for jetway and baggage system maintenance. That has been contracted out to a private group with the creation of a consortium to manage T-6 for LAWA. However UA will still have the former CO gates, and has usage rights to widebody/FIS gates as needed also.

Quoting LDVAviation (Reply 42):
United does not own the connector building. It sold that and its interest in the Customs Inspections Facility between T-6 and T-7 to LAWA. LAWA now controls the use of T6 and the CIF.

UA received some $20 odd mil from LAWA for consideration and opening the FIS facility to OALs, however is still managed managed day to day by UA.

Quoting LDVAviation (Reply 42):
My sense is that LAWA negotiated the same flexibility with United. LAWA's intent first with T3, then T6 (and eventually with T2) is to turn them into common use facilities, with no exclusive gate rights.

T-2 has always been common use since its advent back in late 1989/1990 under the LAX-Two Corp guise.
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:10 pm

Does the AS T-6 move mean their landings/takeoffs will tend to move to the south runways? Or is it more a matter of origin/destination and routing? T-3 was good for a short takeoff taxi.
 
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:12 pm

Quoting mercure1 (Reply 44):
UA received some $20 odd mil from LAWA for consideration and opening the FIS facility to OALs, however is still managed managed day to day by UA.

LAWA did not pay UA for the right to have other airlines use the CIF. LAWA bought out UA's interest in the facility, meaning the residual value of the improvements to that facility. Consideration was just the term LAWA's attorneys used to describe the value of the transaction.

UA could still be managing the facility, but they do not control its use.

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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:18 pm

Quoting CODC10 (Reply 36):
Why do only some of the gates have access to the T6/T7 tunnel and not others? Which ones are they and how does this work?

I'll leave it to the experts to answer specifically (with gate numbers, etc.) but I think when the T6-T7 general access tunnel was closed (or "re-purposed", really) to become the tunnel for T6 international arrivals to access the FIS underneath T7, only the gates on the east side of the T6 rotunda could physically access the tunnel through a sterile corridor.

I think part of the T6 renovations that Alaska did here included a glass corridor/bridge over the rotunda escalators, creating a sterile connection so that additional gates on the west side of T6 will now be able to access that tunnel over to the FIS.

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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:26 pm

Quoting flySFO (Reply 20):
What about all the open space now in T3? Is it left for VX expansion or will some of the smaller T6 operators like F9 and Copa move to T3?

Well T3 does not have Borders and Customs protection, so no Int arrivals, one of the main reasosns why AS is moving. so Copa is not going anywhere until the new TBIT is finished.
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RE: Alaska Opens T6 @ LAX On 3/20

Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:38 am

Quoting cschleic (Reply 45):
Does the AS T-6 move mean their landings/takeoffs will tend to move to the south runways?

It depends on the direction of flight; generally speaking, northbound departures (SEA, PDX, etc) would use the north part of the field. South departures (Mexico) would use the south part of the field.

IIRC, scheduling did build in additional time to the LAX flight schedules to accommodate added taxi time from the north complex to/from T6.
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