Surf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2699 times:
Neither I call it the "gangway". I mean..airlines appropriated ships terminology for their terms anyways..calling planes ships, having captains, port, starbord, aft etc etc...some airports even call their terminals piers and PHX calls itself "Skyharbor".
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2695 times:
Jetway is the place where planes park and has a Jetbridge that links the passengers to the terminal..(dunno how to explain....where u walk fm the plane to the terminal) it requires a 2 storey terminal to accomodate a Jetway...
FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2681 times:
Planes park on the tarmac, and more specifically, at the stand. The covered bridge which connects any terminal (be it two or one level) to the aircraft is either an:
a)Jetway (manufactured by the Jetway Co.)
b) a loading bridge/jet bridge
Shamu507 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2651 times:
Alright, Alright, Everybody Calm Down, This is not the topic to get into an argument about, Call it what you want, Jetway, Jetbridge, Gangway, Ramp, White Thingy I just cannot believe that people are arguing over what to call a stupid Boarding Ramp
Iahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3449 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2621 times:
To be absolutly precise, it's a Passenger Loading Bridge.
"Jetway" is one of many companys that build this equippment. "Jetway" has come to be used as the common name, just as "Kleenex" is used for tissues, or "Xerox" for photocopies. (at least in the USA) I'm sure simular examples can be found in other countries as well.
Tanguy From Australia, joined Sep 1999, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2598 times:
Read with interest the above replies to RL757PVD's query. 'Jetway' and 'Jetbridge' are, I gather, very much American terms. In Australia we refer to the connecting walkways from the terminal to the aircraft as "aerobridges" and interestingly enough the same name is used in Singapore, Bangkok and in London. There are as Iahcsr pointed out probably many other local names for "jetways" around the world. Whatever you call it I'm sure anyone in the aviation field would know what was meant. Even got the drift on the "white thingy"!!!!!!