stlgph wrote:winginit wrote:DL747400 wrote:
AKLRNO is correct. From page 3 of this document:
http://lawa.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php ... a_id=33359
Reconstruction of Terminal 3 Delta will completely demolish and replace Terminal 3 with a new facility that has 14 gates, modern hold rooms that meet IATA level of service goals, modern restrooms, and new higher-value, balanced, modern concessions spaces for improved guest experience. The new terminal also will include appropriate passenger and baggage processing capacity, operations space, and common use equipment to provide flexibility and support multiple carrier operations. Construction will be phased to allow for appropriate temporary swing space for occupants displaced by the construction.
Yes, but as was the case with Southwest's renovation of T1, LAX772LR is also correct in saying that the facility will be demolished and rebuilt in phases - remaining open and operational throughout the process.
As I understand it, the new Midfield Concourse's opening will allow TBIT main to provide some alternate use for T3 flights here and there during the reconstruction process, as needed.
Indeed, and this is already taking place today. DL has preferential use of I believe Gate 133, and in addition to select international departures and arrivals they've started gating domestic flights on the gate as well. I don't think there's a rhyme or reason to which flights are chosen but I've seen many an ATL and MCO as of late.