Too bad Delta and Southwest seem to have the upper hand on United in Tampa. Since United has to be manually brought in to the gate, a lightning storm caused us to sit on the tarmac for an hour before we could pull into our gate. I understand the safety factor, but Southwest & Delta have automatic options. Sounds like we will looking at those flights first the next time we fly to Tampa since it rains every day in FL. Being stuck on the terminal with no air is not my idea to a fun start to vacation.