It appears that AS here is not towing the a/c over to the AS terminal in T2E for their onward departure.
We have a kind of similar situation over at WN where someone making a connection can find they have to change from T1E to T1W and reclear TSA. Is SAN getting a bad rep as a connecting airport or is this situation not as big a problem as I imagine it's becoming? As a relatively small airport, we should be a great place to change planes without fear of missing a connection...
I personally feel that the WN connections are way more of a sore point than anything in T2 just due to the security re-clearance. T2 is not really that large when compared to the walks that you might have to do in places like ATL. So even though it could be a bit confusing it's still not as bad as what's going on in T1.
I totally agree WN'
. The situation with WN working out of both rotundas in T1 is terrible and I've been saying that ever since they began using gates in T1W. At least currently, it appears WN is using T1W only occasionally (for overflow) and they don't appear to be using gates 1 & 1A at all. (And gate 2 is gone for good.) So for the time being, due to the extensive cuts that WN has made due both to COVID as well as the downgrade of SAN to a lesser/smaller station, the majority of their ops are arriving and departing at T1E.
Whether the daily flight count for WN will increase back to where we were earlier in 2020 (almost 130 flights to ~33 destinations) remains to be seen. Perhaps WN's plan is to keep the numbers of flights depressed until the new Terminal 1 replacement is up and operating. Whenever that actually happens. But if flights do increase and more depart from T1W, it will be awful if the airport and/or WN do nothing to improve the inter-rotunda connection issue that exists. (I have always thought a small bus running back and forth as needed between T1W and T1E would be the logical solution.
And, just because I have started to have hope again: here's my SAN international dream list:
AC: daily+ YVR-SAN and YYZ-SAN CR9 & A319/320/321
JL: daily NRT-SAN 787
KE: daily ICN-SAN 787
CM: daily PTY-SAN 737
BA: daily LHR-SAN 777-300
LH 247 FRA-SAN A343
LH 36 MUC-SAN A350
WK 15 ZRH-SAN A343 or LX 777-300
AF 136 CDG-SAN 777-300
KL 2457 AMS-SAN 787
Quite a list there PSA'
but you did refer to it as a "dream list" so by definition, there's no limit on its size! I certainly would say my wish list would not be much different!
Unfortunately, with the new highly transmissible COVID mutation in Great Britain, BA (and other European flights?) might be further delayed. I sure hope not. Especially if the current vaccines work against the new strains of the virus, we may luck out and BA will be able to start flying to SAN as currently planned -- in early March. Otherwise, here we go again...?
That being said, hopefully we need patience for only a few more months before we see things starting up. One thing I am very happy to see is that there seems no doubt that ALL of our previous-to-COVID int'l flag cx -- AC, WS, BA, JL, LH & WK seem totally committed to staying in SAN and getting back to flying ASAP. That to me speaks of the solid footing that all the cx have here in America's Finest City! That situation helps keep me optimistic even during the horrible year we are almost done with.
And btw, our only other int'l service provider, AS, is leading the pack by not only maintaining (read: operating) their previous Mexico routes, but increasing them with the addition of CUN service last month! Currently, AS is the only
airline providing any int'l arrivals at SAN and the pax numbers are growing nicely every month!