Looking at today's schedule, these are

B6's morning departures with Gate numbers, yes this is just a snapshot, but if you notice C18 isn't even used at this time of day, so that takes one piece out of the equation. There would have to be what looks to be a total of 2-3 gate changes to clear out C16 and C17 to accommodate the

EK flight. I don't think that would be too much of an issue. Now if

EK gets delayed significantly, that might change things a little, and of course the issue of having 300+ people in that corner somewhat stands and the facilities point is very valid, but by the same token, if you have a flight leaving from C16 and C17 near to each other for regular

B6 flights, I really don't see a whole lot of difference (I have seen this happen, it's busy no doubt, but not completely insane.

B6 861 San Juan 1:13P Scheduled C11

B6 1667 Charleston International Airport 10:30A In Flight C11

B6 129 SantaDomingo 9:54A In Flight C12

B6 781 Richmond 12:50P Scheduled C12

B6 951 Orlando 2:40P Scheduled C12

B6 465 Ft Myers 11:55A Scheduled C14

B6 717 New York-

JFK 10:21A In Flight C14

B6 1615 Buffalo 1:02P Scheduled C15

B6 1927 Baltimore 10:46A In Flight C15

B6 203 Bermuda 11:30A Scheduled C16

B6 311 Chicago-

ORD 2:13P Scheduled C16

B6 1027 Baltimore 1:10P Scheduled C17

B6 2379 Newark 9:31A Landed C17

B6 69 FtLauderdale 2:57P Scheduled C19

B6 251 Orlando 9:35A In Flight C19

B6 759 Philadelphia 12:10P Scheduled C19

B6 1115 DallasFtWrth 2:35P Scheduled C20

B6 1215 Buffalo 9:17A Landed C20

B6 2479 Newark 11:26A Scheduled C20

B6 1685 Pittsburgh 3:00P Scheduled C21

B6 2269 FtLauderdale 11:27A Scheduled C21

B6 489 Wshingtn-Nat 10:11A In Flight C25

B6 689 Wshingtn-Nat 12:24P Scheduled C25

B6 589 Wshingtn-Nat 10:54A In Flight C26

B6 1552 Nantucket 1:26P Scheduled C26

B6 391 Tampa 11:51A Scheduled C28

B6 1081 Richmond 10:25A In Flight C29

B6 401 New Orleans 12:51P Scheduled C30

B6 451 Orlando 11:30A Scheduled C31

B6 117 New York-

JFK 11:40A Scheduled C32

B6 921 West Palm 10:51A In Flight C33

B6 815 Buffalo 11:39A Scheduled C34

B6 2783 Raleigh/Drhm 2:19P Scheduled C34

B6 49 Savannah/Hilton Head Airport 11:05A Scheduled C36

Here are the arrivals

B6-390 Wshingtn-Nat 12:18P C11

B6-1226 Baltimore 9:42A C11

B6-1012 Chicago-

ORD 1:21P C12

B6-2036 Detroit-

DTW 12:04P C12

B6-22 West Palm 11:17A C14

B6-2016 Buffalo 2:51P C14

B6-2380 Newark 12:04P C15

B6-434 SanFrancisco 3:06P C15

B6-1286 Pittsburgh 9:53A C15

B6-1318 New York-

JFK 1:05P C16

B6-2184 Raleigh/Drhm 10:41A C16***

B6-590 Wshingtn-Nat 3:18P C16

B6-160 Philadelphia 11:34A C17***

B6-260 Philadelphia 3:26P C17

B6-626 Baltimore 11:20A C19

B6-1210 Jacksonville 2:10P C19

B6-2280 Newark 10:16A C20

B6-1486 Pittsburgh 12:44P C20

B6-126 Baltimore 1:59P C21

B6-262 San Juan 10:38A C21

B6-156 Wshingtn-Dul 11:33A C25

B6-490 Wshingtn-Nat 2:27P C25

B6-412 Chicago-

ORD 10:09A C26

B6-1216 Buffalo 12:37P C26

B6-1551 Nantucket 3:20P C26

B6-470 FtLauderdale 11:06A C28

B6-118 New York-

JFK 2:20P C28

B6-192 Tampa 1:54P C29

B6-1776 Philadelphia 9:47A C29

B6-152 Orlando 11:55A C30

B6-2170 FtLauderdale 2:04P C30

B6-1482 Richmond 10:44A C31

B6-2480 Newark 2:25P C31

B6-518 New York-

JFK 11:25A C32

B6-998 SeattleTcoma 3:21P C32

B6-1182 Richmond 3:06P C33

B6-52 Orlando 9:59A C33

B6-1246 Charlotte 1:27P C34

B6-440 Cleveland 10:44A C34

B6-966 Ft Myers 1:50P C36

B6-816 Buffalo 10:12A C36

That feeling when you sit at the end of a runway, brakes are released and the raw power takes over. Now that is a thing of beauty and it never gets old.