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boeing743
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CO At Terminal E At IAH

Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:19 am

When I flew into and out of IAH in early of May. I noticed that Mainline aircrafts of CO not even full the terminal C as I rode on bus to rental center, I could see many planes parking at Terminal E. I know that many regional use B expect for regional international use E. I am wonder if it is waste of money to have E building and never use C or D? I live in houston from 1993 to 1995, the C and D was so much in life and now boring while E is so energy with planes comes and go every minutes.
 
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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:31 am

I think it has something to do with Terminal E being newer and more passenger friendly. I noticed the same thing when I was there last and frankly I was glad I liked the terminal much better than the others.
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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:38 am

Depends on time-- I think at 9a nearly every gate at C and E are full. Since E handles international departures and arrivals as well as domestic ops you'd see E busier by default. Besides--things are gonna get tight at IAH in the next 3 years or so while the Terminal B reconstruction begins...the south side as we know it is coming down and making way for linear concourses. Come 20 years IAH will look alot like ATL in terms of its airport layout.
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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:39 am

Quoting MPDPilot (Reply 1):
I think it has something to do with Terminal E being newer and more passenger friendly. I noticed the same thing when I was there last and frankly I was glad I liked the terminal much better than the others.

Most of the EWR and CLE arrivals/departures (at least when Im travelling) end up either leaving or coming into C.
 
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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:52 am

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 2):
the south side as we know it is coming down and making way for linear concourses. Come 20 years IAH will look alot like ATL in terms of its airport layout.

Bring on the IAH master plan. I'm all about 4 simultaneous ILS runways...

I miss my IAH/Continental action, may ya'll live it up! Hope the OnePass miles don't expire anytime soon.


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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:06 pm

You sure are starting a lot of topics and voicing strong opinions without much knowledge of our industry or market. I suggest you sit back and read and learn before condemning every airline and airport for not doing things the way you say they should after one visit/try. IAH gets very busy, and if you had ever used it before Terminal E, you'd know you are way off base.

Further, Terminal E allows them to renovate the rest of the airport. They already closed down 5 terminal C wings, one at a time, and will now do the same at B. Without E, this couldn't be done.

Quoting STXBohn (Reply 4):
Hope the OnePass miles don't expire anytime soon.

Go to the CO website and shop via their partners at least once every 18 months and they never will expire. Since they partner with 4 or 5 florists, should be simple. Just click through the OnePass site and make sure to give your number.
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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:13 pm

I'm glad I have the CO MasterCard... I can buy a coke every 18 months and keep my account active  Smile

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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:28 pm

Bring in 100 arrivals during an hour period..........ALL GATES ARE FULL at B, C, D and E!
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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:44 pm

Quoting Boeing743 (Thread starter):
I know that many regional use B expect for regional international use E.

I have yet to park on E (although in theory I guess we could)... everyone I have brought in from international has parked on D or on the D Intl. Ramp...
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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:49 pm

Quoting ThePinnacleKid (Reply 8):
I have yet to park on E

Oddly, the AM flight from MEM -IAH - ELP does go through E when itis a 737....or at least it has when I was on it.

I also flew E out of IAH - CDG......I agree with the others, I like it.......but for a n RJ, B is quick and easy to get around, and has a great Pres. Club.
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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:07 pm

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 3):
Most of the EWR and CLE arrivals/departures (at least when Im travelling) end up either leaving or coming into C.

Invariably when connecting through IAH I arrive at 'C' and depart from 'E' or arrive at 'E' and depart from 'C' (actually, off the top of my head, I can't think of a single time where I arrived in 'E'). The gates are well utilized, and it's quite a hike.

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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:25 pm

Quoting ThePinnacleKid (Reply 8):
I have yet to park on E (although in theory I guess we could)... everyone I have brought in from international has parked on D or on the D Intl. Ramp...

If I am not mistaken CO ERJ International flight use 1-(2 or 3) D gates. In the 2 or 3 years that E has been open, ( I have traveled through it 8 times), I have yet to see a ERJ or CRJ at a E gate.
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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:59 pm

Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 6):
I'm glad I have the CO MasterCard...

...and for those of you who may not already be aware:
even if you lack the credit history to get a real MasterCard, Chase Bank now offers checking/debit cards that accrue CO or UA mileage just like the real thing.

What's even more cool is that they're also eligible for dining mileage programs. I use my CO checking card to get CO miles for most things, DL miles for eating out (everything from Pizza Hut to expensive joints); and then use my DL AmEx to double up on all things other. Very convenient, particularly seeing as I haven't been able to travel much in the past two years!
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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:14 am

Quoting Davescj (Reply 9):
Oddly, the AM flight from MEM -IAH - ELP does go through E when itis a 737....or at least it has when I was on it.

I have never seen us use the same gate for the same flight pairing all the time. I can't tell you how many times I have flown the same flight on different days (usually within a few days of each other though) and they have been different gates, different terminals or even different equipment!
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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:51 am

Quoting IAHFLYER (Reply 11):

If I am not mistaken CO ERJ International flight use 1-(2 or 3) D gates. In the 2 or 3 years that E has been open, ( I have traveled through it 8 times), I have yet to see a ERJ or CRJ at a E gate.

Yup (I've parked at D2 through D6)... and the hardstands that CHQ aircraft are sometimes parked at out there.. we use those a lot when inbound from intl.... if the D gates we use are full

Quoting Davescj (Reply 9):
Oddly, the AM flight from MEM -IAH - ELP does go through E when itis a 737....or at least it has when I was on it.

I was talking about personally piloting the aircraft and I fly RJ's... I have yet to park on E...
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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:03 am

Quoting IAHFLYER (Reply 11):
If I am not mistaken CO ERJ International flight use 1-(2 or 3) D gates. In the 2 or 3 years that E has been open, ( I have traveled through it 8 times), I have yet to see a ERJ or CRJ at a E gate.

D is international arrivals.......I've seen RJ's leaving B for points in Mexico.
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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:29 am

Co also owns and operates Term E. They get a share of concessions revenue as well. Hence, there is inherent motivation to maximize utilization of these gates as opposed to others.

Gate plotting is more complex than a casual observer would also know. Gauge, arrival times, runway pattern, intl VS domestic, minimizing taxi times (on to in), you name it...
 
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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:53 am

Quoting Davescj (Reply 15):
D is international arrivals.......I've seen RJ's leaving B for points in Mexico.

I did not elaborate enough, sorry about that. Do any CO ERJ flight leave out of D or do they all get towed over to afterwards?
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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:15 am

Quoting IAHFLYER (Reply 17):

I did not elaborate enough, sorry about that. Do any CO ERJ flight leave out of D or do they all get towed over to afterwards?

in a manner of speaking.. yes they do leave D under pilot's operating them... but only to repo them back over to B... otherwise.. the vast majority of the time they are supertug'ed back over to B...
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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:14 pm

Quoting IAHFLYER (Reply 17):
Do any CO ERJ flight leave out of D or do they all get towed over to afterwards?

On bad WX days, both CO and CoEx will run departures out of D when out of gate space elsewhere...  crowded 
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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:03 pm

Quoting Davescj (Reply 15):
D is international arrivals.......I've seen RJ's leaving B for points in Mexico.

Right. When I flew Continental Express from IAH to ACA, we left from Gate B83A
 
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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:15 pm

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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:38 pm

There are 3-4 times through the day that every single gate thats Continental is full of planes, with 10 or so sitting somewhere on the airport waiting. The C Concourse is full up alot of the time. The C30ish range are almost strictly home to B753's. Most of the day you will see 3-4 side by side in that area. (LAS, LAX, MCO, TPA, EWR etc.)

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RE: CO At Terminal E At IAH

Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:29 am

Quoting Boeing743 (Thread starter):
I am wonder if it is waste of money to have E building and never use C or D?

I don't have many post here but I have to respond. Boeing743, please review your post before posting. If I have read your question correctly, your observation was made over two months ago while riding a bus. From this bus ride you have determined that terminals C & D are never used. Did I understand your question correctly?

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