Newyork355 From France, joined Jul 2004, 148 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2682 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.
SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2663 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.
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3008 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2618 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.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6235 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2544 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.