GSOtoIND wrote:jcwr56 wrote:GSOtoIND wrote:UA picks up Delta's gates in T2 once the T5 expansion is done. Not sure how B6 and NK factor in here since they're both in T3 with AA and AS.
Before S1 is built, Those who have read the lease and understand where all the gate swaps take place know how this unfolds. Exhibit D-1.3 defines all this.
DL moves to T5 (M1-M7)
UA picks up 5 in E and F
AS moves to end of E
B6 stays where they are
NK moves to end of G.
3 domestic/precleared common use gates; 1 in E and 2 in G.
3 domestic/precleared common use gates on the north side of the Stinger. (regionals only)
EAS moves to T5
Moving the EAS carriers to T5 seems particularly silly. I'm sure stuffing Spirit into G won't overcrowd a terminal that's barely large enough for 65 seaters.
The EAS carriers will be utilizing a hardstand just off of M1 (M1A & M1B), which will accommodate two airplanes. All passengers will walk out of the north door and to the planes via a walkway. This will free up space in L, which in my opinion, was way too overcrowded with the EAS carriers operating out of small desk at the end of L in the middle of gate 10 boarding area. With NK leaving, this gives AA the entire L concourse to themselves and a chance to remodel it and bring the light back. Hands down the darkest and dreariest concourse at ORD.