alasizon wrote:cm642 wrote:Partially addressing the design flaws you speak of one of the reasons why I like 3F is while yes that leaves 48 vacant gates in T4, you could potentially add a 5th concourse to the west on the north side of the new terminal as well as expand the linear concourse on the south side. Then those 48 vacant gates or concourses on the north side of T4 could be demolished to make way for a new linear concourse similar to the one currently being built on T3 south that would be widebody/international capable. The only other major issue I see is the airfield having issues/restrictions accommodating multiple widebodies at once since the taxiways seem to be too narrow compared to the wingspans of current Group V aircraft!
That is way more construction than what is required. Particularly since in 3F there is a new linear concourse on the South side that appears to be planned for INTL. 3C would allow them to put an FIS in T3S and 3D would allow an FIS in the last concourse of the West Terminal.
Realistically, adding just a few gates solves the gating issue, the current Customs is still bottlenecked by passenger processing capacity. I truly don't see there as being that much of a demand though that the current Customs couldn't handle. Currently gating is the restriction outside of when BA comes in (in part because GDL, CUN, PVR, SJD, and YXE come in +/- 15 minutes).
Yeah that's a lot more than what's need as I realize but I'm also thinking about potential demand 20+ years into the future, not just 5 or 10 years.