- Dec 10, 2011
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Physically, Terminal D is/was the old crescent-shaped international terminal with the lovely old terrazzo floors* on the ground level, and is all "still there" (I last few out of a "D" gate c.1999 (pre-9/11, anyway), I think, when it was AirTran's grungy set of gates. Already, by then, its curb space had been taken as the way to get to E on ground level (rather than "do arrivals"), and you couldn't get there from the "departures" level, so I think today's "C" departures was labeled "C D Departures" in the wayfinding.Not that it matters much, but does anyone know why we have Terminals A,B,C and E, with no terminal D? Logic would place terminal D where C is now, if terminal B was split in half, with the other half being terminal C. I was wondering if that was the original plan. (?)
Its problem was that it didn't have any space for a modern security checkpoint (just a comically-small x-ray before you went up an escalator) and so became pretty useless as a place to enter the airport, but IIRC they'd already opened E before it became clear that it wasn't worth having any D gates if they didn't have any D Security.
*I'm a little worried they redid them. They used to have very "1950s" themes.