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Bad Weather And No Jetway?  
User currently offlineRamerinianAir From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

I have never seen this happen and always wondered! I mostly traveled out of JFK and LGA when my Mother worked for TW. After they were "aquired"(more like dissolved into AA) my Mother didn't work there anymore and we started to fly DL/CO. This was very convienant due to their service out of ISP, now even more convienant with their partnership. Anyway, I wanted to know what the airlines does for passengers when it is raining heavy or snowing?
Thanks,
SR


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User currently offlineFokkerVII From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

When I was in Iguacu in Brazil Varig provided umbrellas to all of us disembarking from the flight in the middle of a rain storm!

User currently offlineKITH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 378 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

Tells them to run! -Matt in KITH

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7768 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

In SCE, occasionally if it was a heavy downpour, we have a bucket of umbrellas we would lend to passengers that wanted them to walk out to the aircraft. Only a handful of passengers would use them, most would just run.

Snow, nothing, you don't get too wet from being out in the snow for a minute.


User currently offlineRamerinianAir From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

Thanks, but what happens when you have to stand out there and pickup your gate checks. I would imagine that everything would get very wet!
SR



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User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

I have been wet in BUR many times in the last month!


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User currently offlineJetblue From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 393 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2559 times:

In SBN, we make 'em run. Normally we will wait and have all the gate checks out of the plane before we let them deplane. When we board the flight back up, we have a few umbrellas and will hand them out by request.

The snow isn't as much of a problem because it doesn't drench you. It sure would be nice to use the jetbridge on days like that!

jetBlue



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User currently offlineLimaFoxTango From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Jun 2004, 807 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2547 times:

In SJU one time, Caribbean Sun gave us some very nice umbrellas as we exited the terminal building. It's a pitty they took them back at the door when we boarded. I remember here in ANU, passengers on an American Eagle flight were shuttled back and forth in cars and minivans. ANU doesn't have jetways.


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User currently offlineNavairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

I would imagine umbrellas are very common. I had to use one on NH while going the short distance from the shuttle bus up the airstairs at NRT a couple years ago.

User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3008 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

Often they'll have have a basket of umbrellas by the gate--as the pax board, each person can take one, then drop it off with an agent at the door of the plane. When they run out of umbrellas, the agent brings them back to the gate, and the process starts again. Same (in reverse) on arrival.

I've seen this done a few places, most recently (and very efficiently!) by Aeromexico: on arrival at OAX during a rainstorm, and then on departure from SJD during a torrential downpour as Hurricane Marty approached the area. It rains a lot in Mexico in September, so I guess they've had plenty of practice!



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User currently offlineFlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

At FAI, you have to run for the plane. It gets to be a problem when AS is using their one 732 combi that doesn't have the built in airstairs. They use a metal staircase which can get slippery in the snow.

The most hazardous thing about boarding via the stairs at FAI is the constant layer of ice that covers the tarmac. That gets somewhat slippery.



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User currently onlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26815 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

They have buckets of umbrellas at ever door of the UAX remote terminal at LAX. I am betting they have been getting more use than ever lately


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User currently offlineRamerinianAir From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

Thanks guys! I figured that they would have something a little better than Umbrellas or Running. I saw in ALB a set of stairs that had an overhang which protected passengers for the elements. I figured that maybe they had a portable tarp or overhang that the passengers could move under. I guess that Umbrellas would work - You probably only need something when it is absolutely pouring.
SR



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29836 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

Quoting FlyingNanook (reply 10):
At FAI, you have to run for the plane


Pretty much the same in the Aleutians except that it was more of a speed walk....running isn't a good thing on the ramp...makes the safety guys pretty nervous.

Nice think about a 727 though is that at least you are under the tail for a little bit.



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