United1 wrote:gdavis003 wrote:T5towbar wrote:
Not including the E175 type gates at Terminal C, which are a about 6 or 7, (that also get the E145 YQB flight that has to arrive in customs at B or C), and if you ran a summer peak schedule, UAX was a 21 gate operation for E145 type jets (16 gates at Term A; 5 hardstand gates at C) Out of those 16 Gates at A, 6 could be used for E175 type aircraft without shutting down a adjacent gate. If needed and UAX was shut down due to weather, Terminal A could handle 5 or 6 737/320 type aircraft, by shutting down adjacent gates. Which has been done before when UAX was shut down and mainline needed gates for arrivals. A couple of those gates could also handle a 757 as well. I'm quite sure that any new gates needed would be a mix of mainline and express. I think that C5 was in the process of a small build up since ExpressJet was supposed to fly the E175, but that was changed, and those aforementioned carriers was to team up to fly those planes. Republic and GoJet would fly the larger aircraft. 16 E145 gates that can also handle 6 E170/C550 without any gate closure would fit into a 10 gate mainline footprint. That is what A-2 is/was at present. Now everything is in C for the foreseeable future.
Oh, and that fiasco with Gate 40-41 was IIRC, had something to do with the leaving of JFK, and DL received the slots which let UA use those two gates. Someone with more knowledge of the deal, help me out. It lasted for 1 summer, and DL took back the gates.
When did UA use 40-41? Last time I was there flying DL, those gates were being used by Spirit
Last summer UA used them for a few flights as A2 and C gates were packed. They are common use gates so theoretically UA could still use them but they didn't plan on needing them this year even before Covid19.
Right now UA is using C for all departures and domestic arrivals. UAs international arrivals are going into B as the C FIS is temporarily closed.
Ah I see. Yeah when I flew to LHR in January, I flew out of C on UA and then flew into B when arriving back at EWR from LIS