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First Airport With Jetways?  
User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3232 times:

Which was the first airport in the world to use jetways?

Thanks in advance.
Himmat


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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

No idea, but I have seen pictures of jetways being used at AMS as early as 1971.

Btw the design was exactly the same design they still have today.



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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 1):
No idea, but I have seen pictures of jetways being used at AMS as early as 1971.

I think there are airports which had them much earlier than 1971. Zurich was for sure not amongst the first airports at all, but got the first jetways in 1976.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3139 times:

I believe it was UA at LAX . . . . seems I saw a picture in a book by Cleary on the history of UA . . . . and that was the caption.

User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

Quoting ZRH (Reply 2):
I think there are airports which had them much earlier than 1971.

Most probably. However, those jetways at AMS could have been installed before 1971 as well.



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User currently offlineToTheStars From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

TWA Terminal 5 at JFK was the first airport terminal designed with jetways.


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User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1024 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

Quoting ToTheStars (Reply 5):
TWA Terminal 5 at JFK was the first airport terminal designed with jetways

Do you know when that was? - just out of interest....

The first airport installing "glass" jetways was fairly recently at CGN (just a few years ago).

Cheers
micha


User currently offlineSe210 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 112 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

Here's a postcard from circa 1962 at ORD showing a UA B720 connected to a "Jet-Away":

http://leo.lunarpages.com/~airlin3/airliners.net/discussion_64388_jetways_ord_1962.jpg

Source: Curteichcolor 2DK-1421
The "2DK" signifies the postcard was printed in 1962


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2966 times:

Quoting ZKEOJ (Reply 6):
The first airport installing "glass" jetways was fairly recently at CGN (just a few years ago).

HAJ´s T3 (or "C") opened with 8 glass-jetways before Expo2000.
IIRC by that time gates 4 and 5 at T1 ("A") already had glass-jetways as replacement of older, solid models.
-HT



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6836 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

Quoting ToTheStars (Reply 5):
TWA Terminal 5 at JFK was the first airport terminal designed with jetways.

Maybe so, but it wasn't the first one to have them. I think United at SFO was using them in 1960-- by 1961 for sure.


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