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Right Door On Planes Rarely Used!  
User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6279 times:

why is the left door used 99% of the time?


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User currently offlineSan2snow From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5971 times:

On most airplanes the right forward door is a service door for the galley and is a bit smaller than the left door.


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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5948 times:

I concur with San2snow. The right door is used less than 1% of the time and that is only if the left door, and all the other doors are malfunctioning.

User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5939 times:

not on all planes sans. the EMB-145 has the same size door on the left whic we use for galley access. even had to deplane a flight using that door when the right door with an airstair jammed on us. the CRJ door is smaller, only ment for gally carts. the MD-80 series and boeing 717 also have a smaller door on the right side. most other planes have a regular size door on the right.


by the way, there a bunch of other threads on this topic.



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User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5926 times:

i mean as in PAX using doors


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User currently offlineRutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 3005 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5868 times:
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Also aircraft transiting Sal in the Mid Atlantic have been seen with airstairs on the right only

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User currently offline744rules From Belgium, joined Mar 2002, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5848 times:

Cargo doors are at the right. And most of the servicing is done that side as well

User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5825 times:

Correct with all the posts. Why don't you take a look next time your waiting for your a/c. You will see the first 1-2 doors on the right side (#1 engine side) and soon after the departure of the pax. A galley truck will come around and take the trash out and re-stock the a/c. I have noticed that the back door is sometimes used so that ground crew can get in and out to speak to the fight crew.


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User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5816 times:

I have used the 1R door one time on the 737-800. We were using air stairs because of a malfunctioned jet bridge. It is considerably smaller, constantly reminding customers to watch their heads. I used the same gate again, we used the 1L door.

The way it is set up, the customers had less "tarmac time" using the R door. It was a convenience thing, but I think the size of the door nixed that idea and walking around to the 1L door was the way to go.

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User currently offlineAirplanePeanut From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5804 times:

Why do we drive on the right side of the road?
Happy 4th!

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User currently offlineDbo861 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 888 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5756 times:

Aren't jetways configured for the left doors on planes, or can they swing around to fit the right door too?

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5739 times:

At airports that use hardstands and ferry pax using mobile lounges (like @ JFK and IAD), the right doors do get used from time to time. I remember taking a DL 777 from MCO-JFK about four years back, and we deplaned using the righ side doors using the mobile lounges. Typically, the right side doors only get used if the left door(s) are unavailable for use (like if the jetway is inop, or the position of the hardstand does not permit the use of the left doors). With all of the important ground servicing doors on the right side of the a/c, they try to avoid using the right side doors for pax emplaning/deplaning so as not to affect the turnaround of the a/c.

User currently offlineAmericanairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 408 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5711 times:

LOL In fact just today at AUS while waiting for my brother to board the plane the left door was used for filling the galley with food on Southwest Airlines.

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User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5242 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5682 times:

Years ago when the 747 was a new plane, TWA routinely used both left and right doors to board and deplane at ORD.

The plane was parked liked a 707, and the jetbridge was extended to L2. This was used for coach passengers.

The first class passengers used the adjacent gate, and the jetbridge was positioned at R1.


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5641 times:

Actually, I have witnessed jetBlue deplaning from the right side before. Now that I think about it.

User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5613 times:

Port=left - ships do the same! Tradition originally, I guess, but now it is of course important that everybody does the same, ie jetbridges always on the port side of the plane!

Geoff M.


User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2352 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5600 times:

Dbo861 is correct. Most jetways at airports are made to attach to the left side of the plane. The only time you would use the right door is when you use the flight stairs on that side.


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User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5546 times:

The only time I've seen boarding from other than door L1 is on a 737-400 in Boise, ID. They don't have a jetbridge for Alaska's planes, so it is like boarding a commuter aircraft, except if you are behind a certain row (I think row 18), they board you through door L4. Pretty cool set-up, keeps from delaying people getting to their seats.


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User currently offlineJS32653 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5369 times:

Way back in 1985 my family flew on a TWA 747SP from JFK-CAI and returned two weeks later. We used the 1R door both times at JFK with a jetway and the 1L door at CAI. Was the only times I've ever used a R door.

User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5352 times:

At JFK you see jetways attached to the right side of the plane (eg Iberia I think there was a pic of it)

User currently offlineJamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 25
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5326 times:

why is the left door used 99% of the time?

Depends who you are. Today at work i used the right doors constantly. I was giving a hand loading catering  Big grin


Jamo


User currently offlineNORTHSEATIGER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3825 times:

On the super puma the right door is'nt used for loading/unloading pax because of the danger of the tail rotor.


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User currently offlineOmshanti From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

Does any of it have to with the country's preference? On a few occasion, I have boarded from the right in DEL, India.

User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2701 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3149 times:

I remembered one time deplaning off an AA 747 through the right side in ORD.

I also remember boarding and deplaning from a Piper Cherokee on the right side. (It's the only door.)  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineFlyXJT From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 129 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

Cancidas, the galley door on the ERJ is considerably smaller than the main passenger loading door on the left side of the aircraft. If you look at pictures, the top of the galley door is about as high as the top of the cockpit windows, where as the main door goes much higher.


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25 FoxBravo : As has been mentioned above, T5 at JFK, the old TWA terminal, had at least one gate set up to load/unload 747s on the right side. I remember getting o
26 Post contains links and images RobINDYHP : Eastern used both at MIA. View Large View MediumPhoto © Allan Rossmore
27 HaveBlue : Geoffm, I don't know how ships are in general, but at Miami the 5 or so cruise ships have passengers get on and off the starboard side.
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