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Ord786
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AA SFO Plans

Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:56 am

Just saw an SFO T-1 updated rendering on the SFO website. If this is accurate (perhaps consistent with DP's publicized aversion to non-hub p2p flying), it seems AA would have only 5 gates in the new T-1. I believe this would be the same, or possibly less than what they currently have access to in T2.

Anyone have any insight into their plans for T1? I remember at one point reading that they were promised priority access to future sfo gates (I think related to a deal around vacating T1-E). Is that no more?

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https://www.flysfo.com/about-sfo/airport-development/t1
 
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Re: AA SFO Plans

Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:08 am

Just out of curiosity, did you come to this concussion about AA and T1 by counting the AA aircraft at the gate?
 
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Re: AA SFO Plans

Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:24 am

I doubt the picture is accurate. WN would want more than 3 gates and HA wouldn't need 3 gates...I think they only have 2 flights a day so wouldn't have 3 planes on the ground at the same time. I'm assuming some of these will be CUTE gates.
 
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Re: AA SFO Plans

Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:30 am

AA only has 5 full time gates now in T2:56A, 56B, 57, 58A, and 58B
They also have 45 / 45A in T1 by Delta.
Compass to LAX flies from 45A. This could easily be pushed into the existing gates.
Also 45 receives many of the RON's that get towed for remote parking.

You will either have Alaska in all of T2 or a large part of T1.
 
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Re: AA SFO Plans

Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:30 am

yes legacyins, the 5 number came from counting the planes at the gates, but I imagine the rendering is likely not representative of exact gate allocation (though maybe some hints of proportional occupancy?).

Given the combination of recent public statements out of AA and their seemingly voluntary loss of gates (4 total?) as part of their BOS consolidation, I was largely curious if anything's come out re SFO plans (beyond T1 consolidation), and whether one-time rumblings of SFO expansion and increased gate allocations were more or less dead...
 
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Re: AA SFO Plans

Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:39 am

AA will move from T-2 to T1-B when it is ready. Alaska (Virgin America) will completely take over T-2 when that happens. However, I do not know how those plans have changed since the merger. Alaska seems to be focused on keeping the SFO hub, so let's see.
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Re: AA SFO Plans

Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:21 pm

They aren’t really planning on growth at SFO,are they? I think if we see any new growth at SFO, it’ll be an expansion of codeshare to a few SFO-XXX routes on AS. I still can’t find any ex-VX routes that have a *AA codeshare
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Re: AA SFO Plans

Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:45 pm

I think you'll see AA stay roughly where they're at, with robust service to their hubs.

Of note, SFO will see increased widebody flying on AA in August, with two of the daily SFO-DFW flights on 788 equipment and a return of the 763 on one SFO-MIA flight. That's in addition to the daily SFO-PHL 332.
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