I guess as long as JL
keeps the Crane flying daily in and out of Lindbergh, we should assume the loads are good!
Speaking of Speedbird, the LFs continue to be close to the mid-90s in the summer, less in the Jan-Feb timeframe but apparently doing okay by BA
's standards. I've still seen nothing about reducing frequency (regularly) next winter, or down-gauging the equipment (to a 787?); in fact, there's so far been no announcement by BA
of those day-by-day schedule reductions that we saw last winter.
I'd like to put the word out to anyone flying AS
soon to please report on the status of the ex-UA gates in the West Rotunda (T1W.) Gates 11 thru 14 are officially "empty" these days although 12 thru 14 are certainly being used by AS
; AFAIK, gate 11 is totally unused. I'm curious if there are any signs of a future occupant of gate 11, or any of the other "empty" gates (including AS
.) Alaska remains mum about any plans regarding their SAN
Also, I assume gate 15 HAS been converted from UA
since that is now officially an AS
gate. Or maybe all the gates are being converted to CUTE? Inquiring minds want to know...
While I'm at it, I'd love to know what the status of the east side of T2E is looking like (gates 24, 26 & 28.) There has been quite a bit of remodeling/reconstruction in that concourse lately and it might still be underway. The last I heard was the east wall of the concourse is being pushed out to make a real holding room for those 2 or 3 gates there, plus more room for concessions (of course.)
Also, a mobile-lounge dock (!) is being added -- right next to gate 22 I think -- with sterile access to FIS. I do believe the SDCRAA is optimistically preparing for increased int'l traffic and wants greater ability to accept multiple int'l arrivals. (They may have some other options for this as well but that would probably be a few years away.)
For example, now that Volaris is seemingly again getting serious about serving SAN
, and is moving at least one of their flights (MEX
) to afternoon timing, Mexico arrivals are getting kind of clumped around 3-5-ish, including AS
, and even Speedbird (now earlier op's in the winter.) Nice problem for SDIA to have to deal with, eh?
I don't know if either gate 24 or 26 is in use right now but would sure love a report from anyone flying AA
these days. Thanks in advance.