I'm bringing this conversation over from another thread because I thought it was more relevant here (with apologies to jcwr56 & stigph).
Maybe I'm not grasping the concept but this just makes me wonder how check-in will be handled. From the passenger's point of view, won't this create situations where one checks into Terminal 1 and you end up having to truck it over to your flight leaving from Terminal 3?
It's common use space, so with it comes gates, ticket counters and the such....There's some protections in the ordinance that will prevent say a carrier being assigned on C21 as an accommodation but having to check in at T5 or vis a vis. They would have counter space at T1 as joint use space. 3rd party ground handlers are allowed to work on ramp space too.
The key to all of this is this takes place twice a year during the scheduling periods. Any new entrant that wants to start service after each scheduling period is gated on common use space.
We won't get into daily oversight and use of common use and preferential gates during Irops.
If there is competition between carriers for the same "preferential" gates, is there criteria to evaluate who gets it or is it on a first come-first served basis?
I don't care what the agreement is going to say. There is now way, that AA or UA would not be allowed to continue to operate with first rights of gates/terminals. This is more for the NK, FF, B6, etc of ORD that have limited routes and limited labor. UA and AA have over 10k of workers in the Chicago area, they are not going to put them in line behind other carriers for anything. UA runs the show at ORD, that has been and will be the case as long as they keep it a hub. AA is a close second, but still plays second fiddle to UA. The rest of the airlines are just cast members.
Summer 2019 at T-5 is going to be wild.
I have a feeling Air Italy will be flying in later in the day and leaving later at night. There is just no room for another airline at T5 between 2-7pm.
United announced 7 new non-stop routes from Chicago fro summer 2019
Grand Junction. weekend
Panama City Beach weekend
There was some people that were upset last week at UA for not adding Int'l service out of ORD. Well, here ya go...YHX. IN all seriousness, this, IMHO, is much better then more of the same Int'l cities that are already served being added by UA. I would rather have UA serving the US, Mexico, and Canada and let their partners do the rest of the world. UA touches almost every major city in the US out of ORD and all the major cities in Canada. That to me is an airline that serves Chicago's best interests.