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Old Feb 23, 20, 6:48 am
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DL gates in DEN

Right now DL has 6 gates in DEN in Concourse A. This article says that United is taking over some of those gates. Does anyone have any information about where DL will go? Do you think theyíll have to shrink their operation in DEN?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/thepoin...r-airport/amp/
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Old Feb 23, 20, 7:48 am
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Originally Posted by Traveler_boy_25 View Post
Right now DL has 6 gates in DEN in Concourse A. This article says that United is taking over some of those gates. Does anyone have any information about where DL will go? Do you think theyíll have to shrink their operation in DEN?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/thepoin...r-airport/amp/
They wont be shrinking. Despite how much UA would love it, it'd result in a lawsuit if DEN forced an airline to shrink operations. It'd also likely result in antitrust action against UA.

What is likely is that DL gates will move and may be shared more with non-UA/WN OALs. There is likely to be timing changes also.
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Old Feb 23, 20, 8:06 am
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They wont be shrinking. Despite how much UA would love it, it'd result in a lawsuit if DEN forced an airline to shrink operations. It'd also likely result in antitrust action against UA.

What is likely is that DL gates will move and may be shared more with non-UA/WN OALs. There is likely to be timing changes also.
Thank you! Thatís what I wanted to hear. Iím moving to DEN and will stay loyal to DL, so I want to ensure that even with UA taking over some of their gates they will still maintain the same presence that they currently do.
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The nice part about DL being at the A gates is one can take the sky bridge and go through the TSA there rather than the usual gauntlet and take the train.
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Originally Posted by FlyingUnderTheRadar View Post
The nice part about DL being at the A gates is one can take the sky bridge and go through the TSA there rather than the usual gauntlet and take the train.
Yes usually do that and itís much better! I think DL will stay in A since thatís where their SC is.
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Old Feb 23, 20, 9:37 am
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The Cranky Flier Blog had a post on the expansion a few weeks ago:

https://crankyflier.com/2020/01/13/s...tes-in-denver/

Southwest has always said it wants all 16 of the gates being built on C for itself. It wants to grow big in Denver. That’s rational, but United has other plans.

United has been working on pushing through a new lease agreement that would give it 24 gates above the 66 it has now. That includes the 1 new gate on B, all 12 of the new gates on A, and 11 of the existing gates. (It also has the option to trade 6 of its existing CRJ gates on the south finger for 5 gates capable of serving E-175s if it wants, but that’s a separate issue.) Those 11 gates as I understand it are currently split between Delta with 6 and Frontier with 5.

That is quite the bomb to drop here. In theory, United could take all those gates, and Southwest could take the 16 on C and then they’re both happy. But, uh, then Frontier would lose more than half its gates, and Delta would have none. That obviously won’t work… even if the airport says it will.
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Originally Posted by FlyingUnderTheRadar View Post
The nice part about DL being at the A gates is one can take the sky bridge and go through the TSA there rather than the usual gauntlet and take the train.
Last two times I tried that PreCheck was closed at the skybridge, is that now common? I traveled on Saturdays.
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Originally Posted by teddybear99 View Post
The Cranky Flier Blog had a post on the expansion a few weeks ago:

https://crankyflier.com/2020/01/13/s...tes-in-denver/
Interesting read! Iím hoping that DL still maintains the same amount of gates in DEN that they currently do (6 gates). Will be interesting to see what happens.
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Interesting read! Iím hoping that DL still maintains the same amount of gates in DEN that they currently do (6 gates). Will be interesting to see what happens.
The number of gates might change. However it would be unlikely (for reasons I state in my first post) that DL is forced to reduce flights. Ie instead of using two gates for two flights at same time, they lose one and now must operate/retime one of the flights to operate before/ after the other instead of at same time.
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Last two times I tried that PreCheck was closed at the skybridge, is that now common? I traveled on Saturdays.
Usually it's only open for morning flights, IIRC.
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The number of gates might change. However it would be unlikely (for reasons I state in my first post) that DL is forced to reduce flights. Ie instead of using two gates for two flights at same time, they lose one and now must operate/retime one of the flights to operate before/ after the other instead of at same time.
Pretty unlikely Delta will wind up with fewer gates. Donít know the plan, it is be shocked if there were fewer than six gates for Delta at the end.
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Old Feb 23, 20, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by jrkmsp View Post
Pretty unlikely Delta will wind up with fewer gates. Donít know the plan, it is be shocked if there were fewer than six gates for Delta at the end.
Hopefully not! But I guess as long as they keep the same number of flights itís okay.
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I don't think that UA will be able gain control of all of the existing gates right away. I could see them getting the new gates first and once the C Concourse extension opens up, DL will probably have to move back to C and UA can then take control over the existing gates. They're just isn't really enough room on the other side of A with AA and F9 for DL to stay on A if UA does indeed get existing gates on A.
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Originally Posted by jrkmsp View Post
Pretty unlikely Delta will wind up with fewer gates. Donít know the plan, it is be shocked if there were fewer than six gates for Delta at the end.
Yeah I'm sure that Delta would would fire off a request for an injunction within about five minutes. And they'd be right to get it.

United should be careful or they may find themselves in the back of D at ATL next to Spirit.
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Yeah I'm sure that Delta would would fire off a request for an injunction within about five minutes. And they'd be right to get it.

United should be careful or they may find themselves in the back of D at ATL next to Spirit.
It will be very interesting to see how it plays out.
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