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Airports that skip a terminal number

Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:46 pm

When airports merge or dismantle terminals, why don't they renumber the other ones?

For example

BOS has A through E but no D
JFK has 1-8 but no 3 or 6
ORD has 1-5 but no terminal 4
LHR has no Terminal 1
YYZ has 1 & 3 but no Terminal 2

Can anyone think of any others?
 
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:09 pm

Are you only looking for current examples, or can we include ones from the past that have since been renumbered?

For a long time RDU had a Terminal A and C, but no B. They were redesignated 1 and 2 when the new terminal opened about a decade ago replacing the former Terminal C.
 
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:12 pm

In the future mem will only have concourse b, dunno if that counts (or will they re/dename it)
 
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:22 pm

The last time I was on the concourse at BOI, they had no gate 13. Many American airports do not.
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:43 pm

It drives me nuts that so many airports skip terminal numbers/letters and gate numbers.

Just go in sequential order!
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:01 am

I have never understood why ATL Has concourses A thru F and also T. T and A are next to each other.
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:16 am

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The last time I was on the concourse at BOI, they had no gate 13. Many American airports do not.


I think Stevie Wonder wrote a song about that...superstition!

YYZ of course used to have a T2. It was AC’s main home for 30 years.
 
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Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:42 am

I have never understood Concourse B at PDX. They are just six gates between Concourse A and C. Not an actual concourse.
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:33 am

FriscoHeavy wrote:
It drives me nuts that so many airports skip terminal numbers/letters and gate numbers.

Just go in sequential order!


It's usually a consequence of development carried out or 'leaving room' for planned future development.

Ultimately it's about maintaining continuity. Renaming/numbering terminals/gates every time there's a change to an airport is just pointless and confusing for the customer, and expensive for the operators.

Why would it bother you so much?
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:13 am

It's not a skip yet, but Paris CDG is a bet messy. There is Terminal 1, which is subdivided up into T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z. T, U and V are being rebuilt as one. Then you have Terminal 2, which is divided up into A, B, C, D, E, F and G, all pretty much unique and separate terminals with varying (or lacking) levels of interconnectivity. 2G isn't even located close to the rest. 2B is currently closed and will eventually be merged with 2D. 2E is subdivided up into K, L and M piers. Terminal 3 (which used to be terminal 9!) is a low cost terminal that will eventually have to give way to terminal 4, leaving a gap in the sequencing.
 
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Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:54 am

SLC is currently a little weird, this is temporary due to the new terminal and concourses being built. Those use too SLC probably remember the concourses from east to west as A, B,C, D and E. They are now G, F, C, D and E with no A and B. If you get a good look at the first phase of the new north and south concourses you can see why. Now that they have started installing boarding bridges and outside signage on the new concourses they are now going to be A and B when they open next year. Amazing seeing this project move along, SLC is doing a great job of building a new terminal complex on the same site as the old complex with minimal impact to operations.
 
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:12 pm

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I have never understood why ATL Has concourses A thru F and also T. T and A are next to each other.


"T" refers to "Terminal." Also, from 1980 until about 1994 when E was completed, international arrivals were handled at T, and its access was restricted from the domestic concourses A to D. (T was not accessible from the Plane Train/Transportation Mall--only from what is now the north security checkpoint. And you had to have a ticket for an international flight to pass through the security checkpoint unlike the domestic checkpoint pre-9/11.) It seems little silly now, but re-lettering the other five concourses would have been confusing and laborious. I like this thread and the history it reveals as airport configurations have evolved over time.
 
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Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:22 pm

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It's not a skip yet, but Paris CDG is a bet messy. There is Terminal 1, which is subdivided up into T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z. T, U and V are being rebuilt as one. Then you have Terminal 2, which is divided up into A, B, C, D, E, F and G, all pretty much unique and separate terminals with varying (or lacking) levels of interconnectivity. 2G isn't even located close to the rest. 2B is currently closed and will eventually be merged with 2D. 2E is subdivided up into K, L and M piers. Terminal 3 (which used to be terminal 9!) is a low cost terminal that will eventually have to give way to terminal 4, leaving a gap in the sequencing.


CDG's terminal numbering is ludicrous. Navigating the airport as a transfer passenger a few months ago was a lot easier than I expected, but the terminal numbering is beyond meaningless. It's not even airside- or landside-oriented that might explain some logic. I think T2 started as a single (what we think of as a) terminal, but as soon as it was expanded beyond that, the nomenclature should have been re-thought.
 
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:31 pm

LGA is undergoing a massive overhaul, and part of that will reconcile what I've always thought is a confusing gate/terminal nomenclature. There were concourses A-B-C-D in Terminal B (always the CTB to me until it's completely demolished) with gates numbered A1, B1, etc. accordingly. And then the US Airways and Delta Terminals that were retitled C & D at some point with gates numbered accordingly--duplicating some gate numbers in the CTB. Also, the terminal lettering is landside-centric going from left-to-right, but the CTB concourse lettering was airside-centric (left-to-right from airside). It's just a big ol' mess, and I'm glad the terminal rebuild will fix a lot of the inconsistencies with non-repeated, numbered- and not lettered-gates.
 
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:08 pm

MCI as well with only B and C, at least until the new terminal is done.
 
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:27 pm

ChrisKen wrote:
FriscoHeavy wrote:
It drives me nuts that so many airports skip terminal numbers/letters and gate numbers.

Just go in sequential order!


It's usually a consequence of development carried out or 'leaving room' for planned future development.

Ultimately it's about maintaining continuity. Renaming/numbering terminals/gates every time there's a change to an airport is just pointless and confusing for the customer, and expensive for the operators.

Why would it bother you so much?
I assume you'll be naming your offspring alphabetically


We ALL have our quirks and one of mine happens to be when airport terminals and gates aren't in sequential order (number or lettering). It's completely different than naming children. It's just one of my pet peeves and doesn't matter one iota. I simply stated my thoughts on the matter - there is no right or wrong answer. Again, we all have things that 'bother' us, even if it's illogical.
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:42 pm

MIA no longer has a terminal A, B, or C...starts with D, ends with J, and no I either.
 
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:06 pm

RNO has concourses B and C. I think the original master plan had A and D to be built in the future but that has not happened yet.

LAX does not skip a number but instead inserts TBIT between 3 and 4.
 
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:41 pm

FRA has Terminals 1 and 2 with concourses A, B, C, Z in T1 and D, E in T2.

I have NO idea who came up with the plan to name the non-Schengen second level of T1A "concourse Z".
Of all the letters, this may have been the worst possible given that in colloquial (at least American) English Z tends to be pronounced the same way as C, which is another concourse on the same terminal (even though at the other end of T1, which probably makes it worse tbh).

Even taking into consideration the planned concourses in Terminal 3 (G, H, J, K at its final construction stage), there would still be 16 letters left ensuring a better differentiation of the concourses in Terminal 1.
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:44 pm

aklrno wrote:
RNO has concourses B and C. I think the original master plan had A and D to be built in the future but that has not happened yet.


Similarly RSW has concourses B, C, and D, but no A. There's definitely room for an A and an E at some point on opposite ends of the terminal, so maybe that's the plan.
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:58 pm

FriscoHeavy wrote:
ChrisKen wrote:
FriscoHeavy wrote:
It drives me nuts that so many airports skip terminal numbers/letters and gate numbers.

Just go in sequential order!


It's usually a consequence of development carried out or 'leaving room' for planned future development.

Ultimately it's about maintaining continuity. Renaming/numbering terminals/gates every time there's a change to an airport is just pointless and confusing for the customer, and expensive for the operators.

Why would it bother you so much?
I assume you'll be naming your offspring alphabetically


We ALL have our quirks and one of mine happens to be when airport terminals and gates aren't in sequential order (number or lettering). It's completely different than naming children. It's just one of my pet peeves and doesn't matter one iota. I simply stated my thoughts on the matter - there is no right or wrong answer. Again, we all have things that 'bother' us, even if it's illogical.



Agreed. If I lived in a 7-story building and the floors went Lobby - 2 - 3 - 6 - 7 - 10 - 15, it would drive me a bit batty even though it's actually not a big deal!

I used to work at an airport and even normally intelligent people seem to get easily confused. They get lost. They get stressed. They're late. They don't know where to go after returning their rental car or after checking in. Having places that are easy to find in a well sign posted and sequential order certainly helps.
 
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Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:18 pm

ZRH has A B D and E.

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Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:23 pm

SLC had A-E, but as part of the rebuilding, they currently have G (former A), F (former B), C, D, and E, in that order. I remember going through F a few days after it was renamed.
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:28 pm

Another similar one I noted recently was on Singapore Airlines with seat numbers. First class starts with row 1, but business class always starts from row 11, even if the plane doesn't have first. Row 13 is missing. Premium economy and economy also start from certain points and skip everything in between.
 
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Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:36 pm

Josh32121 wrote:
CDG's terminal numbering is ludicrous. Navigating the airport as a transfer passenger a few months ago was a lot easier than I expected, but the terminal numbering is beyond meaningless. It's not even airside- or landside-oriented that might explain some logic. I think T2 started as a single (what we think of as a) terminal, but as soon as it was expanded beyond that, the nomenclature should have been re-thought.


CDG can be confusing, and I worked there and still travel through it every few months. Then again, I never understood people who did connections on anything other than Air France or close partners in CDG. For Air France and partners, connections are simple and well signed. They also post tons of staff around the place to guide people.
 
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:11 am

lugie wrote:
FRA has Terminals 1 and 2 with concourses A, B, C, Z in T1 and D, E in T2.
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Of all the letters, this may have been the worst possible given that in colloquial (at least American) English Z tends to be pronounced the same way as C).


A good reason to start speaking decent English and not that abomination from overseas ;)

Regarding Frankfurt, I believe the whole layout of Terminal 1 is somewhat inconsistent. The northwestern part is actually a whole new building (called A-plus), which was attached to the previous T1A. I believe another letter would have been a better choice, but at least it strictly divided in Schengen (T1A) and Non-Schengen (T1Z). Concourses B and C are somewhat more confusing, as both do have Schengen and Non-Schengen gates. Under certain circumstances it is even possible to have to clear a security check again, even if you arrive from a clean destination.
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:41 am

IAD screwed it up starting in the late 90's. Concourse A used to be the concourse at the base of the old control tower adjacent to the main terminal. When the regional airline terminal at the end of Concourse B was built, that became Concourse A. The west half of the old Concourse A suddenly became Concourse T. (The east half was torn down.) When they built a new concourse to replace the east end of the old Concourse A, that became Concourse Z. Concourse T was then torn down. Someone at IAD then decided that the east half of concourse B should become Concourse A along with the regional airline terminal.
 
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:45 am

I remember when PHX had a terminal 1. Now they have 2 3 4 with no 1.
 
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:24 am

AMS has piers b-c-d-e-f-g-h-m.
A is skipped as the dutch E sounds like a english A. However the A pier is being building.

J-K-L was a plannend new terminal, that wasn't building. I wasn't named because the 'I' is confusing on signs, I1 for example.
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:58 am

Does LAS have a Terminal 2 anymore? I think it is just T1 - T3
 
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:31 am

Don’t get me started on the CDG terminal naming scheme...
 
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:03 pm

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Does LAS have a Terminal 2 anymore? I think it is just T1 - T3


No, there’s no Terminal 2 anymore. Just T1 and T3.
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:10 pm

FlyRow wrote:
AMS has piers b-c-d-e-f-g-h-m.
A is skipped as the dutch E sounds like a english A. However the A pier is being building.

J-K-L was a plannend new terminal, that wasn't building. I wasn't named because the 'I' is confusing on signs, I1 for example.


To reply to myself.

Dutch "i" and the English "e" sound the same too. So I believe that's why the "i" was skipped as well.
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:04 pm

At Newark, isn't the new terminal under construction that will ultimately replace Terminal A be called Terminal One?
 
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Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:40 pm

Until the construction of the B6 terminal in SJU, SJU didn't have a Terminal A. It was a single terminal from Concourse B through Concourse D (though unofficially it went through Concourse E when the MQ flights were placed at the western end). After Terminal A opened, concourses were renamed as Terminals, but then Terminal C was absorbed into B, until it was separated again. Now Terminal (Concourse) E is closed, and the majority of Terminal D's gates are closed, except the ones at the eastern end which are used for propeller flights (9K and BB, for example).
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Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:49 am

Not quite the same, but for as long as I have lived in Singapore I remember the following:

Pre-2008: Terminal 1 had gates C and D, Terminal 2 had gates E and F. So you wondered where were A and B?
Post-2008: Terminal 3 was built and has gates A and B. The whole layout looks like a bit of a horseshoe and in principle the layout is not quite in sequence, e.g. you can walk starting at T3 past T1 to T2 (and take a bus to T4, where the G gates are), but at least the gate sequencing is correct as you go from A to B to C to D to E to F and then a bus to G. I imagine for T5 the gates will be H, J, and K, maybe more, since it's meant to be massive.
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:19 am

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When airports merge or dismantle terminals, why don't they renumber the other ones?

How much confusion would it cause for passengers and how much would it cost if you did that every single time you needed to change the terminal numbers. In some cases, we're not just talking about one airline getting affected. Take JFK, for instance. 71 airlines operate there according to their website, which is admittedly slightly out of date given Thomas Cook's demise. With terminal 3 gone, renumbering the terminals would affect 49 airlines. That's 69% of the airlines that operate there. Is it worth it to cause that much confusion by renumbering the terminals?
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Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:24 am

Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) has terminals 2,3,4 and 5. No terminal 1 - and AFAIK, there has never been one! It is said that when Terminal 2 was built, two terminals were planned but terminal 1 was cancelled. The numbering then continued so if in the future a Terminal 1 would be built, the terminals' geographic location would be with consecutive numbering. However, the likelihood for a future Terminal 1 is close to zero.
 
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Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:44 pm

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I used to work at an airport and even normally intelligent people seem to get easily confused. They get lost. They get stressed. They're late. They don't know where to go after returning their rental car or after checking in. Having places that are easy to find in a well sign posted and sequential order certainly helps.


But as others have already touched on, renumbering terminals has the potential for causing just as much, if not more confusion, particularly for those already familiar with with the airport's old layout.

Suppose an airport had four terminals, numbered logically 1 through 4. Terminals 1 and 2 are old and obsolete, so the airport builds a big new terminal and demolishes 1 and 2. If they call the new terminal Terminal 1 and renumber the remaining ones 2 and 3, then it might confuse passengers like my hypothetical passenger Bob. Bob has been flying out of this airport every year at Christmas for 20 years. While not a seriously frequent flyer, Bob considers himself familiar with the airport because after all he's been doing this for 20 years. Bob sees on his itinerary that his flight leaves from Terminal 3, so he goes to the terminal he's always known as Terminal 3. But because they renumbered the terminals, he's in the wrong place. He actually should have gone to the terminal he's always known as Terminal 4, which is now Terminal 3. By keeping the old Terminal 3 and 4 designations, calling the new terminal Terminal 2, and eliminating Terminal 1, this kind of confusion can be avoided.

For passengers not familiar with the airport, it hardly matters. They'll most likely just look for signs directing them to whatever terminal they're looking for, follow them, and not really question where Terminal 1 is as long as they know they're in the right place.
 
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Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:49 pm

What is the difference between terminal and concourse?
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Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:13 pm

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What is the difference between terminal and concourse?


A terminal is a whole building in an airport. A concourse is just one section of a terminal, usually in the shape of a rectangle or a long line. Several concourses make one terminal. For example Terminal B in LGA La Guardia NY has Concourses A, B, C and D (American Airlines).

About skipping terminal numbers, one example I can think of for sure is YYZ, Toronto Pearson. There is Terminal 1, and 3, but no more 2.
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Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:41 pm

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Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) has terminals 2,3,4 and 5. No terminal 1 - and AFAIK, there has never been one! It is said that when Terminal 2 was built, two terminals were planned but terminal 1 was cancelled. The numbering then continued so if in the future a Terminal 1 would be built, the terminals' geographic location would be with consecutive numbering. However, the likelihood for a future Terminal 1 is close to zero.


Correct, there has never been a Terminal 1. When the Terminals were numbered in 1992 (I think), they were given the numbers 2-5 to make room for further expansion. And it also allowed two Terminals to keep their numbers as Inrikes 2 became Terminal 2 and Inrikes 3 became Terminal 3.
 
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Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:25 pm

September11 wrote:
What is the difference between terminal and concourse?


I think a terminal is a landside component that connects with airside components (so passengers can fully "terminate" their journey to the ground through the landside access point). Historically, concourses were typically the piers where the planes parked (the airside components). Some airports have a concourse for every terminal or several concourses shared across a single or several terminals.

I'm most familiar with ATL, which technically has just two terminals: Domestic and International. Domestic Terminal is split into two areas termed "Terminal South" and "Terminal North," but it's all one big building. The International Terminal is an entirely different landside area and building on the opposite side of the airfield. But all the terminals have access to all the concourses T-A-B-C-D-E-F that sit as islands between the domestic and international terminals. People often (incorrectly IMHO) refer to the concourses as terminals. And now even the signage and announcements have dispensed with both words: It's just "A Gates" instead of Concourse A or "Domestic Baggage Claim" instead of Domestic Terminal.

In non-airport settings, I've seen the word concourse used more like mezzanine or maybe just a word for a long walkway connecting two areas. I think in airport context, it's pretty clear that concourse means airplane gate areas.
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Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:39 pm

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SLC had A-E, but as part of the rebuilding, they currently have G (former A), F (former B), C, D, and E, in that order. I remember going through F a few days after it was renamed.


I think this is really smart to rename old concourses to make the eventual new layout seem logical letting the eventual two remaining concourses be A and B instead of F and G. And nowhere along the way will there be a conflict since C, D, and E will continue to be used as portions of the new A and B are built and put into service.
 
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Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:35 pm

Josh32121 wrote:
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SLC had A-E, but as part of the rebuilding, they currently have G (former A), F (former B), C, D, and E, in that order. I remember going through F a few days after it was renamed.


I think this is really smart to rename old concourses to make the eventual new layout seem logical letting the eventual two remaining concourses be A and B instead of F and G. And nowhere along the way will there be a conflict since C, D, and E will continue to be used as portions of the new A and B are built and put into service.


Agreed, and I know they thought this through.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:01 pm

IEV has terminals A, B and D. A for all international scheduled flights. "B" as a business jet terminal. "D" for domestic scheduled flights, located between A and B.
AFAIK, there never was terminal C.

KBP had A (closed), B (mothballed, reactivated for surge traffic, like now -- with massive Hasidic pilgrimage on occasion of Rosh Hashanah), C (old VIP termnial, not sure of its status).
Active are D (scheduled and some charter traffic) and F (charter traffic, low-cost airlines, and some regular traffic since a couple of months, too).
AFAIK, there never was terminal E.
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blockski
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:55 pm

Yflyer wrote:
alan3 wrote:
I used to work at an airport and even normally intelligent people seem to get easily confused. They get lost. They get stressed. They're late. They don't know where to go after returning their rental car or after checking in. Having places that are easy to find in a well sign posted and sequential order certainly helps.


But as others have already touched on, renumbering terminals has the potential for causing just as much, if not more confusion, particularly for those already familiar with with the airport's old layout.


Changing names is always going to be very confusing and expensive. There are tons of small wayfinding signs across a large airport that would need to be changed. There's no reason to take on that expense if there's no benefit.

And while skipping a number might seem confusing on paper, it's really not. No one at O'Hare gets lost because there's no Terminal 4. You either know your terminal (or know your airline) and follow the signs that direct you to the correct destination. The key element is that the terminals have unique names to identify unique destinations.

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One counter example will be DCA. They're currently building a new concourse. The airport has a weird nomenclature of lettered 'terminals.' There's Terminal A in an older building, and then the newer Terminal B/C, which is one building with two letters. B/C then has three piers with gates, each with their own security checkpoint. So, as a passenger, you need to know the right gate number or end up in the wrong pier and have to go through security again.

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In practice, the B/C distinction only serves to delineate the check-in areas from American (C) from everyone else (B), but that's only been the case since the US/AA merger. Why they didn't just name the piers B,C, and D from the start is a mystery.

The airport authority is looking at a new naming system once the new concourse and new security checkpoints open - the new SSCPs will make it so all of B/C today is behind security, eliminating the problem of a passenger picking the wrong queue even if they checked in at the right place.
 
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:27 pm

blockski wrote:
And while skipping a number might seem confusing on paper, it's really not. No one at O'Hare gets lost because there's no Terminal 4. You either know your terminal (or know your airline) and follow the signs that direct you to the correct destination. The key element is that the terminals have unique names to identify unique destinations.


I did think of one scenario where it might be confusing. With the people movers currently down, and the current temporary shuttle buses between the terminals, someone taking the bus from Terminal 1 or 2 to Terminal 5 might incorrectly assume that their stop is two stops away from Terminal 3, when it actually is the next stop. Granted they'd have to really not be paying attention to miss their stop, but maybe they can't hear the announcement, or don't speak English, and their view out the window is blocked by a passenger standing in the aisle so they can't see the signage indicating what terminal they're at.
 
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Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:12 pm

Apparently it's not unheard of to renumber every gate at once:

https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/S ... 452438.php

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