jcwr56 wrote:drdisque wrote:SyracuseAvGeek wrote:Don’t know where they’ll operate at ORD yet, the E145 is too big for the ground boarding gates.
Aerodynamics inc. did operate their E-145 from the ground board gate at the end of L when they flew ORD-YNG for a month a few years ago. Although that was back when I believe only Air Choice one used that gate. Now they're sharing it with Boutique and Cape Air. Four carriers on a single gate would be pretty intense, even if Air Choice One's schedule is way down from their peak.
I'm hearing ORD wasn't even aware of the awarding. The current EAS area is too small for this carrier to be allocated in. None of the current common use gates at ORD can handle the E145, so this mean DAC will need to approach one of the preferential carriers and as for a voluntary accommodation or expect to plan for an outside operation at Terminal 5.
I think they should approach UA as they do have interline with them, would help with connections. For the gate issue, if ORD has a bus they could use maybe they could park at a remote stand and bus them to the common use gate.