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Multiple Jet Bridges Are An Interesting Boarding Idea That’s Never Taken OffIt’s fair to say that dual jet bridges never really took off. The reasons are pretty obvious though. It’s complex to build and maintain a jet bridge that telescopes over a wing then is able to descend back down to be level with a boarding door. Even though its technically feasible, it is always technically complex, risky, and expensive. (www.avgeekery.com) More...
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Its not the jet bridges that is slowing down the boarding process but rather the passengers with overstuffed carry on that they cant even lift into the over head bin. Even two year olds are carrying on the maximum size permitted. Stop charging for checked baggage, charge for carry on except for personal items and that problem will go away. Also make for better weight control instead of applying the laws of averages.
there was an article similar to this one posted a while back regarding dual door jet bridges..i actually remember quite some time ago ( i believe it was early 70's or thereabouts)boarding a delta widebody at dfw airport, and they did have a jetbridge using two doors to board..one was for first class passengers only, and the other other was for coach and economy..if memory serves me right,the boarding was a smooth and quick process due to the use of the double doors on both the plane and the jetbridge...
Yeah, a looong time ago, in the '70s, my family and I boarded an AA747 at JFK with 2 bridges. First class through one, Coach the other. Our exotic destination, LAX. Wore a jacket and tie.
I boarded one in this same configuration back in about 1993, I think, but I can't remember where I was. I was headed to Frankfurt from DFW but I think this was at a plane-change stop. Perhaps in Atlanta. In any case, boarding was MUCH smoother and I really wish this had taken off as standard procedure.
I also remember when flying was a serious experience. Men wore suits and women wore dresses and it even included a meal-with metal flatware! (Jeez, I'm old!). Flying now is one step above Greyhound, although on a bus most people wore clothes instead of pajamas!
Rarely see this in the US but always in Europe.