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by cheapflier
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

AAtakeMeAway wrote:
Airspace Lounge is reopen FWIW

That's good. I hear the construction on the planned Primeclass Lounge in T2W was indefinitely suspended months ago. I was really looking forward to having another independent lounge option.

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by cheapflier
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Supposedly there would be a peoplemover tunnel built from the Grand Central station to the airport under an active runway. This seems like a big stretch. Also, the price tags mentioned are tremendous. I've been asking this question for a long time now: how do they plan on tunneling under an active ...

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by cheapflier
Thu May 14, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

the thunderbirds are doin flyovers of several local SD hospitals friday. anyone know where to find the flight path? if they go in the order listed in the article, potentially some cool shots between scripps torrey pines (green) and scripps encinitas along the beach?? https://www.10news.com/news/cor...

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by cheapflier
Sat May 09, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 7056

Re: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020

However, last May my MDW-SAN flight got boarded and took-off in record time, thanks to these curfews. After an afternoon thunderstorm blew through and delayed operations, our 9 PM flight was still showing on time. Passengers, however, had begun to line themselves up in preparation for boarding, all...

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by cheapflier
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like we're going to be shuffling terminals on May 7. T2E will be closed (gates 20-32). American and Alaska are temporarily moving counters to T2W formerly used by international airlines and will use CUTE gates and gates going unused by Delta and United. T1 is closing Checkpoint 2 (gates 3-7). ...

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by cheapflier
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I wonder if SAN will shut down T-1 and consolidate operations in T-2. That's a lot of real estate to secure without much activity. The financial, technical and overall undertaking this would cause SAN biggest airline Southwest. There is no way WN going to relocate to T2 at this time. Flyguy They di...

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by cheapflier
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

HA is now cancelling both SAN flights/routes effective on or just after Thursday, March 26. The suspension, at this time, is thru the end of March; HA will offer only a single r/t HNL-LAX and a weekly HNL-PPG service thru the end of March. I'd bet this schedule will last a lot longer than the end o...

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by cheapflier
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

If we're still tracking other suspensions...here are some others for April through the beginning of May AA SAN-CLT red-eye suspended 4/7-5/6 SAN-ORD red-eye suspended 4/7-5/6 SAN-LAX up to two daily flights dropped SAN-PHX up to three daily flights dropped DL SAN-ATL up to two daily flights dropped ...

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by cheapflier
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

With the UK and Ireland just added to restrictions of people traveling across the pond, add that SAN is not one of the 13 airports listed to accept flights from Europe for screening of COVID19, wonder when BA and Lufthansa will pull the plug on their flights to SAN temporarily? BA is suspending fli...

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by cheapflier
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

It looks like some domestic and certainly int'l flights are being cancelled/suspended due to the Corona virus outbreak. I haven't yet come across any SAN flights that have been affected. Please though, if anyone does see or hear about any cuts to our skeds in SAN, it would be great to note them her...

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by cheapflier
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Does anybody know where the new Airport Authority Headquarters building will be built? What is in those small buildings on McCain Rd west of Gate 51? I think you're referring to mostly city-owned buildings. There's a training facility for police and fire, a fire department building that's used to s...

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by cheapflier
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

SAN has finally released their final 2019 pax figures. Our itty-bitty airport has now surpassed 25M annual pax - maybe we will now be perceived as tiny in size, but large in stature! (How about the "Biggest Little Airport in America!"?) > Dec 2019 pax count: 2,131,289 , up 8.8% y-o-y; aga...

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by cheapflier
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

But thinking out of the box, maybe CLD could support flights to Mexico since North County is a farther distance from the CBX then South Bay and Mid-city. It could pull from Orange County as well. Could AM fly a E-175 from CLD-SJD-MEX? That sure would give the airport a lift. Unfortunately, CLD does...

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by cheapflier
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

BTW, some here seem worried about gates and how many G4 has or will have. To the best of my knowledge -- someone please confirm -- all of T1W is CUTE, or whatever the new term is, so any gate may be used by any of the 6 cx in T1 (including WN); the airport will just hope that not too often will all...

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by cheapflier
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Sounds like some cool adds on G4 this summer....BIL, FSD, IDA, MFR, TUL and LAS non-stop from SAN starting in JUN! I'm excited! Don't remember direct service to many of these cities. BIL (Sunday/Thursday), FSD (Monday/Friday), IDA (Monday/Friday), MFR (Sunday/Thursday), TUL (Wednesday/Saturday), LA...

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by cheapflier
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Anyone have thoughts on the new lounge coming to SAN? https://news.get.com/primeclass-opening-lounges-birmingham-san-diego/ Best intel I can find is the Primeclass lounge will go upstairs near Gates 46 and 47. It will be 9,900 square feet with a gym and maybe a shower, have 205-275 seats at a cost o...

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by cheapflier
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

My recollection is that it was an underground tunnel with a conveyor belt system. The baggage carts unloaded on the airside of T2E and the bags went down, thru the tunnel and over to the arrival/baggage claim bldg. where they were sent back up and onto the carousels. There is still a portion of tha...

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by cheapflier
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Is there something about international flights that requires them to be on the ground for so long? I mean, SAN isn't exactly a heavy maintenance base for anyone, so why leave a plane to not make money? The 90 minutes mentioned above seems reasonable for a regular week. The planes undergo a check by...

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by cheapflier
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

2:27 PM SW 1214 from SJD. I would imagine the plane would be cleared of bags and pax, then moved immediately to T1, and wouldn't stick around a second longer than necessary. That would make the most sense to tow the WN and AS aircraft to their respective gates to free up the international gates, si...

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by cheapflier
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78525

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Originally I thought maybe US officials would operate inside Mexico at TJ airport similar to what happens in Canadian airports. The rendering doesn't hint at that type of configuration. But the strange, future Terminal C for connecting flights may eventually have US pre-clearance staff operating th...

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by cheapflier
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Such a shame. I was hoping that maybe Iran Air could use the parts from their other SPs to get this one flying for a couple more years. It was only built in 1982 or 1983. Maybe the Mexican government can seize it and donate it to a museum. Is it stll parked at TIJ? I would have thought it would hav...

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by cheapflier
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
So here's my question: how do planes get fueled at SAN now? Are the other gates at T2 and T1 underground-supplied?

Most planes are refueled by truck. Not sure if Menzies has the exclusive or if there's another contractor, but I've only seen the Menzies crew.

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by cheapflier
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting. Seems a bit confusing to stick in an additional gate #; is there perhaps an additional jetbridge involved for a widebody? But I sure would be curious to see what the ramper was talking about regarding "future tenants" as related to this fuel project. bb I've got a response, &...

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by cheapflier
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Swoop will be trying YEG-SAN again, this time in the summer. Service is set to begin May 8 with a 737-800. It will run twice weekly on Fridays and Sundays through June 12. The following week, Swoop will add a third flight on Tuesdays. Tuesday service ends for the season October 13. All service ends...

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by cheapflier
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Clicked around the website and I see Kim Becker went to Australia in September for a conference and met with Air New Zealand officials. Not holding out hope this will lead to anything, but thought it was worth a mention. Also, maybe I'm just a stickler for detail, but if you're trying to attract an ...

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by cheapflier
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Curious if SAN is doing nighttime runway construction. I noticed UA cancelled some SFO-SAN routes last night because high winds delayed departure. One was delayed until morning along with a DL flight (JFK and DTW) citing a "curfew." At least three AS delayed flights (from SFO, BOS, EWR) di...

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by cheapflier
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

As long as airports profit from parking revenue, this will not change in the US. The airport also makes a nice chunk of change off of every Uber and Lyft trip...I think it's something like $3-$4 a ride. Every other form of transportation except transit make the airport money. Even friend/family pic...

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by cheapflier
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

The 747-400 has returned to SAN for the winter season. How many gates are capable of handling a 747-400? Since only the international gates will ever see a 747 again, it's not really an issue. However, in all probability, only gates 48 and higher have the width necessary for the Queen of the Skies,...

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by cheapflier
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

The San Diego Regional Airport Authority plans to debut in January a fleet of free electric shuttles that will transport riders between the Old Town transit station and the airport. The estimated annual cost of $1.2 million will be borne by the Airport Authority. Interesting! I didn't realize they ...

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by cheapflier
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Which gate at SAN do charter airlines use? It depends on the airline and the situation. In some cases, if it's an airline with a presence here then they'll use their own gates and passengers board/disembark into the terminal. Even those without a station here may elect to use a CUTE gate (often in ...

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by cheapflier
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I just looked at the SAN page on Wiki: why has "Washington-Dulles" been added to the list of cities served by AS?! Will anyone here fess up to making that change, or possibly knowing any reason why someone did add it? I know that Wiki is not the best source of correct information, and I n...

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by cheapflier
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
Which airline can fly to Shanghai profitably?

Outside of China Eastern? I think the U.S. carriers serve it (and China) because their corporate clients demand it, but it's hardly an extremely profitable destination. If not for the clients they'd probably leave it to partners.

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by cheapflier
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Which gate is AirTransat going to use? My guess is that they will use Gate 30 now that Allegiant has moved all operations to Terminal 1. Based on the current trend, I'd guess 48-51. Most international carriers use them even if they're from a preclearance airport, like Air Canada. The currency excha...

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by cheapflier
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Hey guys... San Diego native here. I pretty much see every plane that lands in the evening (walking the dog at Balboa). So quick question about a daily flight I see: Around 6pm every evening, I see the San Antonio Sewer Pipe landing. (For those unfamiliar: That's a Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner)....

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by cheapflier
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Personally, if we're dreaming, I'd wonder if it were possible to land civilian planes at North Island and ferry passengers over from SAN (where check in would be located). Something similar to YTZ, but as a sterile ferry. Obviously it would have to be with O&D pax and not connections, but just a...

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by cheapflier
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Is their some technical reason as to why these trolleys are so short? I believe they have to fit within a city block, so four cars is the max. Generally Green Line runs with three cars during the day and two at night. If it were to become a booming option for travelers, it would likely be able to a...

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by cheapflier
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
So which gate does Sun Country get?


Usually Sun Country uses 16 with Spirit. Allegiant does the same at 15.

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by cheapflier
Sat May 25, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

My understanding from last year is the airport is keen to let Lufthansa breathe and wouldn't "actively" seek out new carriers in Europe. I read into that as they're hoping LH goes 7x and they would focus their attention (and budget) to Asia (i.e. PR), but if they lose Edelweiss and LH does...

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by cheapflier
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

https://i.postimg.cc/kRWx7jC6/SAN-2019.jpg Okay, now that our latest round of "Musical Chairs" is over, the lack of reports of issues seems to indicate all is well. Any first-hand reports on the big switch-up? Lots of issues with Alaska and American baggage claim. Seems like a turf war ov...

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by cheapflier
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
How many gates does B6 currently use? Are they still in Terminal 2 West?


Still there for a few more months. Then they go to T1. JetBlue currently uses 34, 35, 36. 35 is CUTE as is 34, I believe.

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by cheapflier
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Now that we've learned (see my earlier post) that G4 is moving to T1W, I would expect AS will be using, after their move to T2E, gates 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 & 32 full time and exclusively; that will give them 8 gates -- still no actual growth from their present situation. AA will essential...

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by cheapflier
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anybody have a list of all the airlines currently operating out of Terminal 2 East? Are Gates 20, 21, and 22 still connected to FIS? They are no longer connected to FIS since the new FIS is on the west side. The new gates are connected by a second (technically third) sterile floor that was bui...

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by cheapflier
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like SAN Is trying to attract Philippine Airlines. Airport CEO Kim Becker is going to the airline's HQ in Manila later this month for a three-day trip. PAL put San Diego on its short list a few years ago. Perhaps they'll be able to seal the deal with a face-to-face.

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by cheapflier
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192378

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Someone wrote on the AS thread that AS would move from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 East and get 7 gates there. Is this possible? Are there 7 open gates anywhere in T2? There's going to be a gate swap on January 29. Alaska will move to T2 East and others will move to T1. I don't think they've announced...

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