The Cranky Flier article is a good overview, but he didn't provide any gate totals for AA, DL, Southwest, UA, etc... Anyone know those, especially for DL and AA? And in addition to 4+5, is AA going to get any TBIT gates?
Apart than gates, there is another scarce resource that is going to be tricky: FIS capabilities. AA will have 4+5 and part ot TBIT south along with OW partners. The same way, up north. DL will have 2+3 plus part of TBIT North along with skyteam partners. It's quite safe to assume that AA and DL will use TBIT for International arrivals along with their international partners. So it seems with this setup, and all buildings linked airside, there is no need to have international processing facilities and staff at Terminals 2 3 4 and 5.
Terminal 9 will be handling widebodies so it will probably receive international arrivals of United + Star Alliance (minus AC already precleared), so it seems, it is the one in the "T789 complex" needing FIS capabilities.
Then there is T1+Concourse0 and T6 whose tennants might need international capabilities. T6 right can now only process international incoming flights until 19:00. Alaska intl incoming flights have to use TBIT beyond 19:00. All Southwest international arriving passengers have to use TBIT.
That's a serious inconvenience for connecting passengers and airlines due to the risk of missed connections due to distance and "involuntary" change of terminal and rises the chances of luggage being mishandled.
Given they have a significant number of Intl flights, any chance Southwest and/or Alaska could find home at a terminal with full FIS capabilities?
Increase staffing at T6 and perhaps include a FIS in the new Concourse 0 ? Staffing is all up to CBP so not an easy for LAWA or airlines to solve.
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