Cancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 13 Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5260 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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UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 13 Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5146 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.
ChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1605 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5137 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.
Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 16888 posts, RR: 51 Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5060 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.
Smcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 5 Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4867 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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JS32653 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4690 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.
FlyXJT From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 126 posts, RR: 1 Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2338 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.
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