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User currently offline4xRuv From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 388 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9020 times:

Just watched business traveller on CNN (great show).
They showed BKK new Suvarnabhumi, with 5 gates fitted to the A380, that have, get this: 3 jetbridges.
Has anyone seen another airport with 3 jetbridges for one aircraft? Are such terminals planned?

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User currently offlineIberiaA319 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 574 posts, RR: 38
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8968 times:

There's at least one gate in Singapore, Gate E5, according to this picture:


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Adding:

Frankfurt will also have gates with three jetways for the A380, one of them for the upper deck:

http://a380.lufthansa.com/en/html/logistik/boarding/index.php

[Edited 2006-09-11 00:33:25]

User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22678 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8588 times:

Is this a new thing? It sure looks like there are triples down by the Concordes in the following pic:


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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7965 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8530 times:

I believe one of the first triple-jet bridge gates installed was at FRA, where it was used to get compatibility with the A380-800 earlier this year.

I expect SFO to start modifying the gates at the end of Concourses A and G soon so they also have triple jet bridge configuration. They'll probably do it first at Concourse G, since Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa will likely be the first airlines to fly the A388 to SFO in revenue service.  Smile


User currently offlinePresRDC From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8358 times:

Yes, the old JFK IAB did have triple jetways.

That said, I never once saw the third jetway (that would connect with a door behind the wing) being used. If anyone has a picture of one in use, I would pay real money for it.

Also, I think AMS has some triple jetways, or at least jetways capable of connecting with a door aft of the wing.


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4668 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8322 times:

Quoting PresRDC (Reply 4):

Also, I think AMS has some triple jetways, or at least jetways capable of connecting with a door aft of the wing.

No tripple jetways, but the double (with 1 over the wing) are being used every day.



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User currently offlineRjm717 From Australia, joined May 2000, 86 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8281 times:

SYD has one gate completed so far with three bridges (Gate 57) and another (Gate 24) due for completion by mid November. By late 2007 there should be four gates equipped with 3 bridges and a total of 6 (Gates 8, 9, 10, 24, 57 & 61) are planned by late 2008.
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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4818 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8064 times:

RayChuang

I believe one of the first triple-jet bridge gates installed was at FRA, where it was used to get compatibility with the A380-800 earlier this year.

I expect SFO to start modifying the gates at the end of Concourses A and G soon so they also have triple jet bridge configuration. They'll probably do it first at Concourse G, since Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa will likely be the first airlines to fly the A388 to SFO in revenue service.


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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8052 times:

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 3):
I believe one of the first triple-jet bridge gates installed was at FRA, where it was used to get compatibility with the A380-800 earlier this year.

Correct, and more gates with triple jetways will follow, though I'm not sure of the exact number, but they will be found at Terminals 1B, 1C, 2D, 2E, and sometime in the future also at Terminal 3 when that opens.


User currently offlineSv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7101 times:

Are 3 jetways for the A380 usable for the 747? Although it probably wouldn't be worthwhile using it.

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7965 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6836 times:

Quoting Sv2008 (Reply 9):
Are 3 jetways for the A380 usable for the 747? Although it probably wouldn't be worthwhile using it.

Given that spacing for the jet bridges to connect to the main deck of the A380 is the same as that on the 747-400, yes, these new gates an accommodate the 747-400 and possibly 777-300ER relatively easily.  Smile


User currently offlineAndrew From Singapore, joined Dec 1999, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6607 times:

By the time the first SQ A380 at SIN, Changi will have 11 gates with triple jetbridges at T1 and T2. And When T3 opens, that will ad 8 more gates to bring it to a total of 19 A380-ready gates.

http://www.airport-technology.com/projects/changi/


User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8248 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6571 times:
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The third bridge for the A380 would be for the upper deck. Upper deck for the 744 would be of little use since only 26 people sit in the upper deck BIZ class.

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6474 times:

All gates at Dock E at Zurich Airport already have two air-bridges. Two of them are prepared for the A 380. As I know, they could add there a third bridge if and when we would have a scheduled A 380 service (two for the main deck one for the upper).

User currently offlineSv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6423 times:

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 12):
The third bridge for the A380 would be for the upper deck. Upper deck for the 744 would be of little use since only 26 people sit in the upper deck BIZ class.

Yeah I thought it wouldn't be worth it, but was just curious if it was possible.

It's possible an airline could use it just to make the business passengers feel special  Smile


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6134 times:

I thought the upper deck of the 747 is an emergency door only, and is always armed?


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User currently offline4xRuv From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 388 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6134 times:

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 12):
The third bridge for the A380 would be for the upper deck. Upper deck for the 744 would be of little use since only 26 people sit in the upper deck BIZ class.

Is it feasible? looking at the odd shape of the u/d door, i'm not sure they are fit for boarding:


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User currently offlineRyanairCRL From France, joined Dec 2005, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6033 times:

how about DXB ?? with EK ordering so many A380, they'll need lots of triple jetbridges.


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User currently offline4xRuv From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 388 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5755 times:

So only SIN,FRA,BKK,SYD ?
what about LHR? HKG? CDG? JFK(beside the one gate we saw)?


User currently offlineSirOmega From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5523 times:

Yea the upper deck of a 747 - you cant board through that door, and even if you could its not really worth it in terms of time saved.

User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5417 times:

Quoting 4xRuv (Reply 18):
So only SIN,FRA,BKK,SYD ?what about LHR? HKG? CDG? JFK(beside the one gate we saw)?

Well, MUC is having 2 "sort of triple jetway gates" at Terminal 2, in that if there's an A380 at the gate, it will be boarde by the two jetways at it's own gate, as well as a third jetway from the adjacent gate to the right if memory serves me correctly.


User currently offlineTwa727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5264 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 2):
It sure looks like there are triples down by the Concordes in the following pic:

Aww ... did you have to reference a picture with not one but two Concordes in service? Makes me sad.  Sad


User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4914 times:

Quoting Sv2008 (Reply 9):
Are 3 jetways for the A380 usable for the 747? Although it probably wouldn't be worthwhile using it.

You can't use it. Just doesn't work. It was designed as an emergency exit only.


User currently offlineBrettbrett21 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

Does anyone know why all the doors on the El Al 744 are open? Just airing the plane out maybe??




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User currently offline4xRuv From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 388 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3579 times:

Quoting Brettbrett21 (Reply 23):
Does anyone know why all the doors on the El Al 744 are open? Just airing the plane out maybe??

3R isn't opened, but I don't know the reason


25 JRadier : I believe 3R (like the upperdeck doors) are armed all the time and can only be disarmed by a mechanic (and I believe the slide is not in the door)
26 4xRuv : but the upperdeck doors are opened, and i'm pretty sure 3R isn't armed all the time.
27 NewYorkCityBoi : If you open the door (any 747 door) from outside, the slide will not pop up. But if you open from the inside, the slide wil automatically pop out. If
28 EK413 : Brettbrett21 Does anyone know why all the doors on the El Al 744 are open? Just airing the plane out maybe?? Usually after operating a long sector OR
29 Post contains images Leezyjet : Not if the door is in manual mode it won't. And if the opening from the outside bit was completely true, then there would be no reason to perform che
30 VHVXB : I never QF planned A380 service to SFO I thought it was only LAX in the US
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