MiCorazonAzul From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2134 times:
I was browsing through JetBlue pictures and I noticed unusual ramp equipment. In the pic below, the plane in the background has something right in front of the engine which I have NEVER seen. Anyone know what it is?
AirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3734 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2063 times:
LGB like a few other airports does not have jetways. When you don't have a jetway and have to board using external stairs the A.D.A. (Americans with disabilities Act) requires that a lifting device be used to enplane the passengers. We used to be able to "hump" them up the stairs in a straight back wheel chair, but it was banned two years ago. There are many types of theses units, some only hold two people, and some such as the ones in PIE are basically a modified catering truck. Hope I helped you out.
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