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Old Posted Aug 23, 2015, 4:27 AM
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I would imagine that there would be specific airline (check-in) counters in the North Terminal that would not be located in the South Terminal, and visa versa. So, I'm not sure that dropping off a passenger at one terminal to fly out of the other would be accomplished as easily as suggested. Unless one was traveling without any checked baggage.
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2015, 9:52 PM
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You know I didn't consider the drop off and pick up area which is weird because I had to drop off and pick up in July and it was really hard to get into a spot. How in the world did they expect the current length of the lower and upper deck would be sufficient for a terminal with 45 or 50 gates? Doesn't look like there is any way for them to expand that and really they are going to have to do something.
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2015, 3:47 AM
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You know I didn't consider the drop off and pick up area which is weird because I had to drop off and pick up in July and it was really hard to get into a spot. How in the world did they expect the current length of the lower and upper deck would be sufficient for a terminal with 45 or 50 gates? Doesn't look like there is any way for them to expand that and really they are going to have to do something.
Again the growth Austin is getting was very unanticipated, so the airport is suffering much like the highways we have. There doesn't appear to be a solution as simple as adding more space for drivers to drop off travelers. Perhaps encourage and expand public transportation/shuttling? Haha...

Even with a South Terminal (not the low-cost terminal), adding those midfield concourses (if they ever happen) would really challenge the current drop-off facilities. Perhaps if the airport decides to try this proposal, they could stick with just one midfield terminal and then build an airport elsewhere once the airport's final version reaches its limits.

Also Southwest is adding seasonal flights to Memphis; weekend flights in the winter, reduced to a Saturday (?) flight afterwards. Whoohoo I guess, lol.
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2015, 7:15 AM
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Even with a South Terminal (not the low-cost terminal), adding those midfield concourses (if they ever happen) would really challenge the current drop-off facilities.
If they did build a new South Terminal, they don't have to build it with land side security arrangements, they could just build it with air side security arrangements. All that would be needed is an underground People Mover system or moving sidewalks connecting the air side of both the North and South Terminals.

As for additional drop off loading spaces on the land side of the North Terminal, building a second drive; either above, below, or parallel to the existing drive; will work.
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2015, 6:11 PM
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Council has voted to move forward with the South Terminal lease.

https://twitter.com/AshleyG_KVUE/sta...50805803761664
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2015, 6:56 PM
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Council has voted to move forward with the South Terminal lease.

https://twitter.com/AshleyG_KVUE/sta...50805803761664
Now that this is settled, barring a major, major renovation, travelers using this terminal should be given a disclosure that says, 'This terminal in no way represents the overall quality and beauty of ABIA or the city of Austin. It is intended for penny pinching passengers like you. Please remember you got what you paid for. Before you complain on facebook, twitter, yelp, ect...try booking your next flight on any of the other airlines that use the REAL terminal. Enjoy your over priced vending machine food and your climb up the ladder to your plane. Hope the weather is nice or you might get cold and wet while waiting behind wheel chair bound passengers back lifted up one step at a time. Have a nice day?!'

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Old Posted Aug 28, 2015, 3:57 AM
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Before you complain on facebook, twitter, yelp, ect...try booking your next flight on any of the other airlines that use the REAL terminal.
Add in Skytrax reviews too

Lord have you seen those reviews? Most of them are several years old (like from 2007) and the many of them have absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the airport but are rather, "Traffic on the highway going to the airport was bad and they don't have a Starbucks, 2/10"
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Something to watch? Maybe?

JAL is re-establishing their NRT-DFW route beginning 30 November 2015. This route was cancelled back in late 2001. JAL will be using their B788 on the route and flying 4 times a week (M, W, F, Su).

Could JAL choose to fly to AUS on the remaining days of the week (Tu, Th, & Sa)? Possibly...but, probably not very likely (at least at this juncture). Just something to watch.
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Something to watch? Maybe?

JAL is re-establishing their NRT-DFW route beginning 30 November 2015. This route was cancelled back in late 2001. JAL will be using their B788 on the route and flying 4 times a week (M, W, F, Su).

Could JAL choose to fly to AUS on the remaining days of the week (Tu, Th, & Sa)? Possibly...but, probably not very likely (at least at this juncture). Just something to watch.
There's probably a better chance of a Austin-Tokyo route than to Seoul since the city has listed it as a "priority route", if we all remember.

As for your question, it probably wouldn't happen unless Austin leaders actually went up to a JAL official and said "hey while you're at it, we'd like to have you over here just South of DFW".
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