chidino wrote:CHI787ORD wrote:AA is also not clearly as invested in short term growth at ORD, especially as compared to UA. Maybe in the long term that would change, so a later redevelopment of T3 for them would make sense.
It's going to be incredibly outdated 30 years from now though- its already a bit dated with the narrow concourses.
Depending on growth, though, isn't AA's choice somewhat limited, since they don't get the APM into T3 without rebuilding it (obviously)? So if traffic gets to 101.5 mil and triggers Sats 3 & 4 and the APM, I wonder what would happen; AA isn't signed to anything beyond Phase I, and the T3 redevelopment is Phase II and clearly up to AA and the city (as T1 is with United and the city).
Just a couple of comments:
Keep in mind, even if T-3 complete renewal is decades away, there are improvements for American in the 10 year plan, ie AA and its international partners will co-inhabit the Global Terminal (structure replacing T-2 + Satellite 1), be able to increase their international flights and the partners will have direct & easy access to AA's domestic flights.
I'm wondering if both arrivals and departures will occur in the new structure. There could be a considerable gain in available gates in T-3 if so.
Finally, I believe the "APM" in the 10-year plan is a tunnel w. moving sidewalks; the 30-year sees the actual encapsulated people mover - anyone confirm? In any case, in the first phase this "artery" is shown to extend along side of the existing T-3 (see https://oharenoise.org/resources/presen ... -plan/file -page 6), so will be of use to AA before the T-3 revamp.