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No United Logos On Gates At LHR?  
User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1878 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4105 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!
Brian

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User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4084 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...

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlineLhr001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4069 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!

User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4046 times:

Most if not all the jet bridges at Heathrow have HSBC on the side. Also gates at LHR are not owned by the airline, if they were they would probably put their own logos on the gate.

LHR340



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User currently offlineAviaction From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 256 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4044 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.



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User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1878 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3983 times:

U just would think UA might have like two gates or so which are there own... seing as they fly quite a bit into LHR.

User currently offlineGoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3970 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?!

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User currently offlineGoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3936 times:

Flyboy80 -

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!

GoAround



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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3906 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.


"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineL1011Lover From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 989 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3880 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!

Best regards

L1011Lover


User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1878 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

Isn't SNA like this as well???

User currently offlineSprxflySWA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3592 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.

User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3525 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.

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User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

L1011Lover,
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.

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User currently offlineL1011Lover From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 989 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3433 times:

This is why I said "mostly" used by LH and its Star Alliance partners and not "exclusively"!

I know that HLF uses concourse A, I see them all the time!

I really think I´ve heard, that LH does own parts of Terminal 1!
Not 100% sure, but I´ll find out and let you know!

L1011Lover


User currently offlineExpressjetphx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3314 times:

By the way, does anyone know where they might be made or bought? They might look nice on a wall or something...

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