UA Moving Some Flights to SFO T1

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  1. Captain Oveur
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    LAS and most SoCal (but not LAX) flights fly out of T1, effective 6/7/12.

    There will be a bus (POST-security) running every five minutes.

    This is not going to be fun.

    Source.
     
  2. ducster
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    Of course I'll be heading for Vegas at the end of June. T1 is just a craphole; one of the best parts of the merger was not having to fly from there anymore. I think VX is worth a call.
     
  3. unavaca
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    Wow, that blows... Are there really no more gates in T3?

    Also, no elite lines in T1. Greaaaat.

    I think the biggest change will be the increase in MCTs... it'll be harder to put together MRs that pass through SFO.
     
  4. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Same here. Flight to LAS already booked. Sucks.
     
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    I've been flying UA more in and out of the Int'l terminal (on domestic flights) than Terminal 3 these days, so I think yes, they really are that crowded.
     
  6. Hartmann
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    There are elite lines in T1, just not dedicated UA elite lines.

    I used to have to take the bus between T1 and T3 and it was maybe a six minute ride.
     
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    Don't forget to factor in the bus schedule itself. Once every 10 minutes? 15 minutes? 30 minutes? And that is gonnamake this change we're supposed to like phugly
     
  8. Hartmann
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    Per the above release:

     
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    I guess the old AA gates are not available (60-68?)
     
  10. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    No, they are being rebuilt at the moment.
     
  11. Scott Schmidt

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    Gotcha. This is going to be annoying because if I fly out of BUR it usually means having a connection at SFO.
     
  12. EWR764
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    Hopefully not for very long. I think the 60-68 pier renovation will be complete in 2013? At that point UA will move in.

    At least this is an indication that they are expanding capacity at SFO... Would everyone prefer UA cut SFO flying until the additional gates are ready? I don't see any other options.
     
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    I, for one, welcome the expansion.
     
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    I thought we kicked trAAsh out, would there not be room, now that AA is not occupying that space in T3?
     
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    what ever happened to the plans of renovating the entire T3 terminal ?
     
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    Agreed. While this is a temporary detriment, I'm looking forward to the expansion at SFO as well.
     
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    I've been expecting so.

    No, I'd rather they use everything but Terminal 2 (as is the current plan).

    Me, I love the expansion at my home airport. :)
     
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    Can't do it all at once; too busy. Technically, they're doing part of 3 now (as 60-67 are part of Terminal 3). Taking 68-90 out of service all at once would be painful.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm surprised no one has blamed it on the use of pmCO Boeing 737's at SFO now :-D J/K.

    This is a bummer for those of you who fly SFO-SoCal or SFO-LAS.
    -RM
     
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    T1 sucks. T1 has always sucked. The greatest benefit of the UA/CO merger at SFO was CO moving to T3. Yes, I am exaggerating.

    Although I just booked a room at the Venetian in August, I fortunately have not booked any flights. It looks like this will be my opportunity to break in my new AA EXP match and start requalifying with a direct flight with AS.
     
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    It's an admirable exaggeration, though. :)

    My favorite part of becoming a UA flyer was Terminal 3.

    I'd probably just book VX out of T2 if I were wanting to book something other than UA. Best thing about VX is that the cabin lighting is entirely too appropriate for a trip to Vegas.

    [​IMG]
    Main Cabin Lighting by Deirdre Saoirse Moen, on Flickr
     
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    According to the article, the shuttle buses are supposed to be every 5 minutes.

    One thing I will say on this, while EWR bus C-A is frequent, it is a PITA. Sure hope SFO is better.

    The bus in ORD is also a pain if I recall.

    US Airways seemed to get this right, believe it or not in PHL. They have a designated area, with escalators in the A and C areas then buses over to F terminal.
     
  23. Scottrick
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    Yeah, the lighting annoys me more than anything. Actually, coming from SEA I would have to connect if I flew UA, and I'm certainly not going to do that now if I'm connecting to T1.
     
  24. Captain Oveur
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    Remember that these won't be dedicated planes that fly within SoCal to/from SFO. In other words, your IAD-SFO flight could land in T1, as the metal might continue on to SAN (as an example).
     
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    So six minutes roughly per trip and shuttles running hopefully on schedule every 5 minutes and let's say 4 shuttles total. I still say it's gonna be phugly
     

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