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User currently offlineNwray From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 64 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3084 times:
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Just wondering about the history of the use of mobile lounges at the airport. I know Pan Am had some mobile lounge docks after they expanded their terminal, and assume their use was discontinued long ago.

Also, I just saw a photo of the TWA terminal dated 1994, and their are several TWA logo mobile lounges pulled up to aircraft, so I wonder, what for?

Cheers.

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User currently offlineA999 From Norway, joined Mar 2004, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

Flying OSL-JFK-MSP in 1985 we disembarked through mobile lounges out on the tarmac at JFK. We were then driven to International Arrivals terminal to go through customs while the 747 was pulled to the domestic terminal to be reboarded for the domestic part of the flight.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

DL was still using them several years back, as back in 2000, we deplaned from a 777 (MCO-JFK) using them.

User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2825 times:

I am pretty sure they where used heavily during the re-building of Terminal 4. With the loss of gates many planes parked out on the apron.


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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3008 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2785 times:

They were used quite often at the old IAB before the new T4 was opened. There just weren't enough gates during the afternoon rush of arrivals from Europe. However, I (thankfully) haven't had to use one in years, so I guess the combination of the new T1 and T4 have solved this problem for the most part. I remember Pan Am used to use them at T3 too, but from my recent experiences Delta almost always parks at jetways there, even if it means waiting on the taxiway for a while after landing during busy times (grrr).


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User currently offlineFfis34 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 2690 times:

i dont know if this is a stupid question...but what is a mobile lounge???


brad



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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

Quoting Ffis34 (Reply 5):
i dont know if this is a stupid question...but what is a mobile lounge???

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21864 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

I used one to deplane from an SR MD-11 at T3 in 1998 or something like that.

-Mir



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User currently offlineJFKLGANYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3626 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2524 times:

Delta has their own lounges . . . newer white ones. The rest were green or orange and i think a few red ones.


I believe they said New York heart heart heart You.


Either way, I believe Delta still uses them in the T2/3 complex.

PJ


User currently offlineClipper002 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 680 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 2513 times:

The old Pan Am planemates were white and we had all of 2 drivers, Jimmy and Jerry. I kid you not, this is the true story of the Pan Am planemates in the early 80's. Where these 2 fellows are today is anybody's guess but they were invaluable back then.

Rgds,
Ed



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User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

The only one I ever used at JFK was on Tower Air in 1995...

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