American Completes Jet Gate Consolidation at St. Louis

American Airlines today announced that by the end of February all jet and
regional jet flights will depart from the C Concourse at St. Louis Lambert
International Airport while AmericanConnection turboprop flights will
depart from the B Concourse there.
“This is good news for St. Louis-area travelers who take one of the 207
daily American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection flights from
St. Louis,” said Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, American’s managing director -
Customer Service for the St. Louis hub.

“The consolidation is more than 90 percent completed and we have moved all
our operations from the D Concourse to C Concourse,” said Hamm-Niebruegge.
“All American Eagle and AmericanConnection regional jet flights will
operate from 10 gates on the South side of the Concourse and our American
Airlines jets will arrive and depart at 11 gates on the North side of the
Concourse. Our AmericanConnection prop aircraft flights will continue to
arrive and depart from the B Concourse.”

All American Eagle and most AmericanConnection customers will board their
flights via jetbridges and they will be able to take advantage of
American’s popular Valet Service, which allows travelers to leave their
larger-sized carry-on bags at the aircraft door when they board their
planes. The bags are secured in the plane’s cargo area for the duration of
their flight. Upon landing the bags are delivered to the aircraft door,
where passengers can pick them up as they depart the airplane.

Hamm-Niebruegge said the C Concourse recently was recarpeted and new
concessions are expected to be added in the next 12 to 18 months. C
Concourse also is home to American’s Admirals Club facility, which offers
a business center environment along with the first-class club amenities
many of our passengers have come to enjoy.

The Concourse consolidation comes after American Airlines also made
changes at the ticket counter so that it is no longer necessary for
customers to carry their checked bags to Transportation Security
Administration screeners. A change in the baggage check-in procedure at
St. Louis, introduced in December, allows customers to check in at the
curb or at one of the AA Self-Service Check-In(R) machines and drop off
their checked bags with American personnel before proceeding directly to
the security checkpoint.


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