Originally Posted by jbssfelix
I did not know that those two were scrapped for the South Terminal option. Personally, I'm not a fan as this might confuse someone who regularly flies SWA but decides to fly Allegiant because of a good deal or something and then ends up at the completely wrong terminal. Plus, you now have to maintain separate security/retail staff, parking, etc. Hmm.
Thanks for the clarification though.
For further clarification...those were not "scrapped." They were to show different concepts which were studied during the planning process.
Furthermore, the term "South Terminal" can be confusing. What you may be confusing it for a to-be-constructed, brand new, 21+ gate southern terminal. The current "South Terminal" was never apart of the original master plan.
Let's call the current building the "Green Shed"...Since "Green Shed," was used a few years back as the "South Terminal" by Viva Aerobus, the title "South Terminal" has become very confusing to some when discussing the airport's master plan. And now, it seems the "Green Shed" may reopen for use by Frontier and Allegiant. The city has already given the idea the green light.
Maybe it should be more correctly identified as the "LCCT" (the "Low-cost Carrier Terminal"). At least fore now...
When the plan was created, the preferred plan was to build a completely new terminal on the southern portion of the airport - again, it has absolutely nothing to do with The Green Shed/LCCT. In fact, should the original preferred plan move forward, the LCCT will eventually have to be raised. Even if they do exist at the same time, they will not both be called the "South Terminal," obviously.
Regarding staff, there will more than likely be no retail in the LCCT. Also, regarding security, airline, ground staff, etc...I do not see an issue. There are countless airports across this planet which have multiple terminals. It can easily be done. It is also not out of the realm of possibility that should the LCCT come to fruition, passengers would be cleared through the main terminal and bussed to the LCCT via a portal like the current Gate 1.