Nwray 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:
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?
A999 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.
FoxBravo 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).
Clipper002 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.