Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1856 posts, RR: 3 Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2548 times:
Hey, I was wondering if there are any logos or anything at LHR for United American and some other airlines on the jet bridges? I don't think there are. I'm also wondering why this is like it is at most Foreign airports?? Thanks for any info!
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FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4510 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2527 times:
The majority of gates at international airports are common-use gates, especially in international terminals. Generally, no one airline will have complete control over one gate. Kinda silly for an airline to own a gate they fly only 1 flight into per day...
Lhr001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2512 times:
Perhaps the reason there are no logos on the gates is due to the fact of the vast number of flights into and out of international airports. United Airlines uses certain termanils.. however UAL is not a base airline at all cities, thusfore they share gates with other airlines. For example the International Termanil at SFO... used by everyone from UAL, to AF, to KL, to SQ... These aircraft have to move gates when another aircraft is delayed or out of service. it would not make sense for Heathrow to put a logo on a gate used by United when 30 minutes later it can have an arrival by VS, AA, or TG!
Aviaction From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 256 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2487 times:
With very, very few exceptions, airports in Europe make use of common gates. That means they are rarely any designated gates for a specific airline. Without doubt, this is a way to make much better use of limited gate space.
This also applies to a lesser extent to check-in counters.
GoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2413 times:
Airlines share gates. For example, at LHR T2, gates are shared by Iberia, Swiss, Alitalia and Lufthansa, amongst others. The airbridges are owned by the airport and the airlines pay for their usage through fees.
This is commonplace in most European airports - not sure why - just is! I guess that the range of airlines serving one airport is much greater though frequencies are usually lower, so therefore this is seen as more practical - because otherwise airports would be full of gates being unused most of the time. Why chop down the trees when you can share gates?!
GoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2379 times:
In reply to your latest comment - a lot of the flights run in banks - so a lot turn up at the same time. Four or five gates could be used by UAL for an hour or two, but for the rest of the time, they may be unused. This is a wase of space in what has to be one of the world's most congested airports!
Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 23 Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2349 times:
I think this difference is primarily due to the fact that (1) air travel is not as widely used in Europe as in the US, thereby decreasing the need for continuous gate space, and (2) a larger share of European flights are international.
L1011Lover From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 971 posts, RR: 15 Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2323 times:
Here at FRA, Terminal 1 at least partially is now owned by LH!
Concourses A and B are mostly used by LH and its Star Alliance partners!
There is a LH Logo at each gate at Terminal 1 concourse A!
Not on the jetways but at the outside of the building over the jetways!
These signs are illuminated at night! Looks pretty good!
SprxflySWA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2035 times:
Also, if at airports where gates ARE owned, why spend $$ for signs that are basically useless to most people? Pax aren't going to see them until they leave, and flight crews care more about Gate numbers. Plus, as your corporate logo changed, how much $$ to update all the signs on jetways? Another item, with so many airlines coming/going,airport personnel would be putting up/taking down signage a lot of the time.
FA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 22 Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1968 times:
Flyboy80: exactly, both SNA and LHR are all common use gates.
While at SNA some airlines include UA have permanently installed ticket scanners at the gate on the interior but no decals on the exterior. At LHR each gate room is separated and they take your ticket when you go in to wait for departure rather then taking tickets as you walk down the jetbridge. That way there is no need for the scanners at the gate.
The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2751 posts, RR: 18 Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1931 times:
I know which signs you mean at FRA's T1 Concourse A. But still the gates are not owned by Lufthansa and also other airlines that do not have anything to di with LH use them (HLF for example).
Lufthansa is simply the main user of those gates but still they belong to the owner of Frankfurt airport.