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User currently onlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 11
Posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2772 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 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2707 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 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".

User currently offlineAirbus 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...

User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2688 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 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

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 3 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2674 times:

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



User currently offlineAllee From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2662 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 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    

User currently offlinePeter From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

I've always called it a jetway.

User currently offlineIahcsr 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:
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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 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2607 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 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

it's a jetway for crissakes

User currently offlineTanguy 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"!!!!!!

User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1968 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2589 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 3 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

heres another Rollerblades are inline skates,


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User currently offlineEuroflyer From France, joined Jun 2012, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2573 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 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2570 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 3 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2560 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 3 months 1 week ago) and read 2553 times:

I thought it was called and "Aerobridge"?

User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3449 posts, RR: 42
Reply 20, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2536 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 3 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

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

User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1968 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2527 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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