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Jetbridge Or Jetway  
User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4663 posts, RR: 11
Posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

What do you call the White Thinngy that takes you to the plane, Jetway or Jetbridge?

I call it "Jet Bridge"


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User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

I think that 'jetways' and 'jet bridges' are the same thing: the corridor from the terminal to the plane.

(White thingy???)

-AerLingus



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User currently offlineSurf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2658 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".

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2654 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...

User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

I thought the planes parked at the stand.


Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2640 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

Personally, I call them all "Jetways".

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlineRotate777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

I have always called them "jetways", not "jetbridges".



User currently offlineAllee From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 483 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

Airbus Lover, you don't require a two-storey terminal to accommodate a jetway.

User currently offlineShamu507 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2610 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    

User currently offlinePeter From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2589 times:

I've always called it a jetway.

User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3424 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2580 times:
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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.



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User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

Here's another one for ya--

Bandaid.

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlineThe spinmaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

it's a jetway for crissakes

User currently offlineTanguy From Australia, joined Sep 1999, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2557 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"!!!!!!

User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1937 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

The Jetway is the name of the product that was made by the ABEX company. You can see this name on the placard (data plate) posted inside the cab.


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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

heres another Rollerblades are inline skates,


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User currently offlineEuroflyer From France, joined Jun 2012, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

here's another one, kinda:
in Romanian, the term for running shoe is Adidas



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User currently offlineCorey777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

They've have always been jetways (with a small 'j') to me...

BTW: Is airstair (door) a brand name like jetway is?

Other brands that have become common terms RE: Iahcsr/fly777ual

PC--originally only IBM's model, now any computer (except maybe a Mac)

Coke--In some areas can mean any carbonated beverage.

Corey777


User currently offlineTAA_Airbus From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

Similar to my fellow countryman Tanguy, I call them Air-Brides, and so did the first officer on my last flight.

Anyway, what sort of topic is this?


User currently offlineAN882 From Australia, joined May 2000, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

I thought it was called and "Aerobridge"?

User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3424 posts, RR: 42
Reply 20, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2495 times:
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A co-worker of mine likes to call then Passenger Herding Devices.


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User currently offlineTupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2492 times:

Jetbridge. Just like "Kleenex" refers to any tissue.

User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1937 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

ABEX has been bought out by FMC. For those interested http://www.jetwaysystems.com


This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
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