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Jet Bridges At The Old JFK  
User currently offlineNewyork355 From France, joined Jul 2004, 148 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3179 times:

I was wondering about those really weird jet bridges that used to be at JFK; I believe they were in the international terminal, but that has since been redone. My main question was what were they used for. Very happy to now be a member of airliners.net; been coming here for years now, but finally became a member. Thank you for all of the wonderful pictures and posts.

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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3160 times:

I believe that those jetways were to able de-planing from 3L or 4L as well as the standard 1L and 2L doors. It was believed that the passengers would be able to de-plane a lot quicker. The idea never really cought on, but AMS still uses them and they are quite a sight.

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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3063 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3115 times:

Yes, they were overwing jet bridges, like the ones currently used at Schiphol. Although I boarded numerous 747s and other widebodies at the nasty old IAB, I never actually saw them used on the rear doors. I don't know if they were used initially--i.e., before my time--and then abandoned, or if they never worked. I always assumed that they were too difficult to use or maintain, but perhaps someone who worked at JFK can shed more light on the subject.

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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6338 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

Ive always wondered the same thing, what were those jetbridges used for ? and were they ever used ? Never seen a picture of those huge airbridges attached to a plane, I ve seen a pic of a plane in AMS using them.

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