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MDW Gate Shuffle.

Tue May 01, 2012 7:40 am

New rumor is that MDW airport is making Delta move all their 3 gates over to the unused 3 gates on concourse C.
F9 moving into one of the exDelta gates in concourse A freeing up more space for future international service.
WN will be adding 2 of the exDelta gates on concourse A for more future growth.
When the movement complete all the gates at MDW will be used finally.
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RE: MDW Gate Shuffle.

Tue May 01, 2012 2:24 pm

I was actually just wondering about this yesterday. What gates are used by which airlines right now?
 
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RE: MDW Gate Shuffle.

Tue May 01, 2012 8:40 pm

Quoting wnflyguy (Thread starter):
New rumor is that MDW airport is making Delta move all their 3 gates over to the unused 3 gates on concourse C.
F9 moving into one of the exDelta gates in concourse A freeing up more space for future international service.
WN will be adding 2 of the exDelta gates on concourse A for more future growth.
When the movement complete all the gates at MDW will be used finally.

Interesting rumor. Southwest would practically control all of MDW. With the addition of the 2 DL gates at A, which I assume will be A5 and A7, WN controlled gates go up 36. Frontier probably will end up going to A10. The other possible combination is WN taking over A7 and A10 having F9 use A5.

So the city is probably going to convert A1 into an FIS gate.

Quoting sdoyon (Reply 1):
I was actually just wondering about this yesterday. What gates are used by which airlines right now?

Concourse A
A1- F9 uses the gate when A2 is occupied with international flights.
A2- Volaris, F9 (FIS gate)
A3- Porter, sometimes used by Volaris. (FIS gate)
A5, A7, A10- Delta
A12, A14, A16- Airtran (soon WN)
A4A, A4B, A11-A19 - Soutwest

Concourse B
All 23 gates operated by Southwest.

Concourse C
unused.
 
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RE: MDW Gate Shuffle.

Tue May 01, 2012 9:06 pm

Funny, I thought WN was the only airline remaining at MDW  
 
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RE: MDW Gate Shuffle.

Tue May 01, 2012 9:21 pm

Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 2):
Concourse A
A1- F9 uses the gate when A2 is occupied with international flights.
A2- Volaris, F9 (FIS gate)
A3- Porter, sometimes used by Volaris. (FIS gate)
A5, A7, A10- Delta
A12, A14, A16- Airtran (soon WN)
A4A, A4B, A11-A19 - Soutwest

Interesting. Are the FIS gates common use? Will FL be using A2/A3 for arriving flights from CUN?
 
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RE: MDW Gate Shuffle.

Tue May 01, 2012 9:41 pm

Quoting sdoyon (Reply 4):
Interesting. Are the FIS gates common use? Will FL be using A2/A3 for arriving flights from CUN?

The FIS gates along with A1 are common use. FL will probably end up using A2 since the CUN flight arrives 30 minutes after the Volaris flight that departs to MEX.

If this gate shuffle is occurring I wonder if UA decided to not renew or sold the lease of the C gates to the city. And since F9 will be moving to a soon to be exDL gate on A I assume that gate will be common use.
 
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RE: MDW Gate Shuffle.

Tue May 01, 2012 10:04 pm

DL actually uses C1 everyday for several of their DTW flights operated by OH/9E, and I believe at least one RONs at C1. Before DL and NW merged, DL used C1-C3 for all their flights (ATL, SLC, LGA). It makes the most sense to have them in Concourse C. It's a nice quiet little nook very close to security. I for one welcome the change!
 
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RE: MDW Gate Shuffle.

Wed May 02, 2012 12:16 am

Given WN's international aspirations (even if it's FL and Y4 metal flying it for the time being) this makes a lot of sense and we could soon see international service up at at (or beyond) the level of TZ at their peak, especially if they're talking about connecting A1 to the FIS facility.
It's also nice to hear about the whole airport getting utilized again. They went ahead with the new holdroom for the A4s and by the time they were done DL had moved the LGA shuttle to ORD and FL had downsized so they weren't really needed and then they shuttered C to compensate. Personally, I feel like DL would have been better off there all along, but that's kind of a moot point now.
 
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RE: MDW Gate Shuffle.

Wed May 02, 2012 2:34 am

Quoting fghtngsiouxatc (Reply 6):
DL actually uses C1 everyday for several of their DTW flights operated by OH/9E, and I believe at least one RONs at C1.

I flew in to MDW a couple of hours ago. There were both a CRJ and an Airbus (I assume from ATL) parked on C.
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RE: MDW Gate Shuffle.

Wed May 02, 2012 2:53 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 8):

Might be from MSP as well still unless things got slashed down? There usually was a ton of flights going to Midway every single hour just about on Northwest with various aircraft.
Demand for Chicago usually was considered pretty good from what I have herd and seen even still today at different times when heading to a flight that was leaving MSP. And a plane might be from Atlanta or/ and Detroit as well that is RON.
 
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RE: MDW Gate Shuffle.

Wed May 02, 2012 3:04 am

Quoting SYfan100 (Reply 9):
Might be from MSP as well still unless things got slashed down?

MDW-MSP is now all Connection. It wasn't that long ago that the 753 flew that route and there was nothing smaller than a 319.
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RE: MDW Gate Shuffle.

Wed May 02, 2012 3:23 am

MDW-MSP has slowly dwindled from all NW mainline (752, A319, DC-9) to mixed mainline/connection to all Delta Connection. It's mostly been CP E175s. MDW was one of the first markets served by CP's E170s, and they were recently even sending 9E CRJ's several times a week. It's pretty pathetic how much they've downsized the MSP-MDW market. Right now, it looks like they are sending a mix of CP E170/175 and 9E CR9. Glad they got rid of that CRJ...that's just too small for that market IMO. I hope, for good times sake, they bring back the 757. It's always a treat flying in and out of MDW on that rocket.

Back on topic, I sincerely hope DL does move to the C Concourse. It's quite convenient. They usually use A10 for MSP flights and the push back from that gate seems to take 10-15 minutes sometimes because of the A4 walkway/mezzanine behind it.
 
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RE: MDW Gate Shuffle.

Wed May 02, 2012 8:10 am

Rumor is WN first wanted all 3 gates on concourse C but Delta wasn't willing to give up C1 and office space ramp side.
With the WN/FL merger rumor is now that WN may add about 30 more flights domestic and international in the next 2 years and with the added 2 gates will give them just the right amount for gate flexibility.
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RE: MDW Gate Shuffle.

Wed May 02, 2012 4:06 pm

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 8):
I flew in to MDW a couple of hours ago. There were both a CRJ and an Airbus (I assume from ATL) parked on C.

Delta only uses C to RON the CRJ from DTW or to handle some of the sports charters. The ATL flights usually arrive at A5 or A7.

Quoting wnflyguy (Reply 12):
Rumor is WN first wanted all 3 gates on concourse C but Delta wasn't willing to give up C1 and office space ramp side.
With the WN/FL merger rumor is now that WN may add about 30 more flights domestic and international in the next 2 years and with the added 2 gates will give them just the right amount for gate flexibility.
Wnfg

So I guess we may end up seeing some more FL domestic stations being connected to MDW. For international I guess we may see MBJ, PUJ, and maybe NAS or AUA being connected to the airport.
 
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RE: MDW Gate Shuffle.

Wed May 02, 2012 5:04 pm

Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 13):
Delta only uses C to RON the CRJ from DTW or to handle some of the sports charters. The ATL flights usually arrive at A5 or A7.

Some DL flights to/from DTW arrive and depart from C1, just check Delta.com. The Airbus he saw at C was probably towed over from the A gates to RON.
 
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RE: MDW Gate Shuffle.

Thu May 03, 2012 2:27 am

Quoting fghtngsiouxatc (Reply 14):
The Airbus he saw at C was probably towed over from the A gates to RON.

Departing around 1800, actually. But from looking at FIDS today, that's somewhat irregular. They seem to use A5 and A7 as much as they can. Are the C gates city gates these days, or does UA (from CO) still hold the leases?
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