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1978 - MIAs Gate Assignment Board on Wednesday, May 10
10-MAY-1978 Sunbird Photos by Don Boyd

1978 - MIA's Gate Assignment Board on Wednesday, May 10

Gate Assignment Office on top of old E


Miami International started controlled unleased common-use gates in the latter part of 1977 when the new E-Satellite terminal opend. We used the old 20th Street Ramp Office on top of old Concourse E as the Gate Assignment Office prior to our move to the ground floor of the E-Satellite where we used cameras to view most of the gates. We had 3 gates on Concourse F (F-4, F-6, and F-8), 12 gates on the new E-Satellite, 4 gates on old Concourse E (E-8, E-9, E-10 and E-12), and 2 gates on Concourse D (D-4 and D-12).

This is the gate "plot" for Wednesday, May 10, 1978, in the early morning, for most of the day on my shift. It is interesting to see the airline and flight numbers for each gate. The planned gates would often change due to a good number of flights being delayed throughout the day, necessitating gate changes. One delayed flight could cause three or four gates changes in a domino effect. These were the actual and planned assignments on the board at the time:

F8 Aerolineas Argentinas (AR) flight 367 in, flight 367 out, 1050 in, 1150 out (domestic intransit inbound, international outbound flight)

E20 - Dominicana (DO) Airlines flight 302 in, flight 303 out, planned for 1330 in, 1430 out
E20 - Lanica (NI) flight 410 in and terminating, planned for 1730 in
E22 - Mexicana (MX) flight 301 in, 300 out, planned for 1420 in, 1535 out
E22 - Mexicana (MX) flight 309 in, 308 out, planned for 1640 in, 1755 out
E24 - Lacsa (LR) flight 620 in and terminating, planned for 1250 in
E24 - Air France (AF) flight 350 in, 350 out, planned for 1435 in, 1545 out
E25 - ALM (LM) flights (#'s unreadable), planned for 1440 in, 1545 out
E25 - ALM (LM) flights (#'s unreadable), planned for 1605 in, 1710 out
E23 - Viasa (VA) flights 822 in, 823 out, planned for 1215 in, 1345 out
E23 - National (NA) flight (unreadable) and terminating, planned for 1530 in
E21 - Viasa (VA) flights 820 in, 821 out, planned for 1300 in, 1500 out
E21 - National (NA) flight 1 in and terminating, planned for 1530 in
E31 - no flights planned at the time
E33 - Aeromexico (AM) flight 410 in, 411 out, planned for 1330 in, 1430 out
E33 - Aeromexico (AM) flight intransit 450 in and out, planned for 1650 in, 1805 out (MEX-MIA-MAD)
E35 - Aerocondor (OD) flight 144 in and terminating, planned for 1650 in
E34 - Aviateca (GU) flight 900 in, 901 out, planned for 1400 in, 1540 out
E34 - Braniff (BN) flight 976 in and terminating, planned for 1620 in
E32 - Pan Am (PA) flight 442 in, 445 out, 1200 in, 1340 out
E32 - Braniff (BN) flight 908 in and terminating, planned for 1515 in
E32 - Cayman (KX) flight 046 in and terminating, planned for 1630 in
E30 - Cayman (KX) flight 047 originating with 1335 departure
E30 - Belize Airways (ST) flight 101 in, 100 out, planned for 1420 in, 1520 out
E30 - Eastern (EA) 970 in and terminating, planned for 1645 in

E12 - 3 unreadable flights, Faucett (CF) is the last one planned
E10 - Lan Chile (LA) flight 140 in, 140 out, 08__ arrived, 09__ scheduled to depart
E10 - Aero Peru (PL) flight 604 in and terminating, 1120 in
E10 - Avianca (AV) 006 in, 007 out, planned for 1415 in, 1615 out
E9 - Pan Am (PA) 504 in and terminating, 1420 in
E8 - Air Jamaica (JM) flight 21 in and terminating, planned for 1000 in (groundload gate, no jetbridge)
E8 - Mackey (MI) flight 122 in and terminating, planned for 1155 in (groundload gate, no jetbridge)
E8 - Air Jamaica (JM) flight 23 in and terminating, planned for 1215 in (groundload gate, no jetbridge)
E8 - Air Jamaica (JM) flight 25 in and terminating, planned for 1630 in (groundload gate, no jetbridge)
E8 - Air Jamaica (JM) flight 27 in and terminating, planned for 1845 in (groundload gate, no jetbridge)
E6 - no flights planned - under lease to Pan Am but we could use it if no conflict with Pan Am
E5 - no flights planned - under lease to Pan Am but we could use it if no conflict with Pan Am
E4 - no flights planned - under lease to Pan Am but we could use it if no conflict with Pan Am
E3 - no flights planned - under lease to Pan Am but we could use it if no conflict with Pan Am
E2 - no flights planned - under lease to Pan Am but we could use it if no conflict with Pan Am
E1 - no flights planned - under lease to Pan Am but we could use it if no conflict with Pan Am

When Concourse E was rebuilt the gate numbers changed and E1 became a bus station at the base of the concourse.

D12 - Air Florida (QH) flight 6 in, 65 out, 1035 in, 1130 out
D12 - Air Florida (QH) flight 12 in, 21 out, 1215 in, 1300 out
D4 - Air Florida (QH) flight 6 in, 11 out, 1045 in, 1100 out (yeah right - they couldn't turn that fast)
D4 - Air Florida (QH) flights unreadable, 1110 in, 1250 out
D4 - Air Florida (QH) flight 66 in, unreadable out, 1310 in, 1530 out
D4 - Avianca (AV) flight unreadable in/out domestic intransit in, international out, planned for 1555 in, 1700 out


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