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How Jetways Get Delivered  
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6495 times:

Interesting photo, from the blogger Shouting Thomas:

http://shoutingthomas.typepad.com/ph...jersey_city/airlinetrucklarge.html


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User currently offlineJcavinato From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6487 times:

Yeah, I remember when some of the old Atlanta terminal jetways were trucked up to Bangor and I believe Portland. They don' tseem to be that heavy look bulky and difficult to move on highways.

User currently offlineHamster From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6455 times:

Who pays for those? The airline or the airport?

User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6421 times:

Quoting Hamster (Reply 2):
Who pays for those? The airline or the airport?

They are airport property. The airlines just rent the gates.


User currently offlineCslusarc From Canada, joined May 2005, 840 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6278 times:

I thought is some cases jetways may be owned by airlines, but in others circumstances they could be owned by the airport authority.


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User currently offlineSpirtofalaska From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 192 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5999 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 3):
They are airport property. The airlines just rent the gates

Not true...here in fairbanks, AS owns two of the jetways attatched to the airport. We maintain them, and they are OUR own. The other two...if we use them, we pay the state to park on them.



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8269 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5884 times:

Airlines typically own the jetways. Here in Cleveland Delta owns and maintains them. If it breaks, a mech from CVG has to come up to fix it, not the city of Cleveland.


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User currently offlineMd94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5827 times:

I've seen several traveling across Kansas on I-70 on flatbeds. It is kind of out of place to see one go by.


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User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 748 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5807 times:

Quoting N766UA (Reply 6):
Airlines typically own the jetways.

At MDT the airport owns the jetways. When the new terminal was built the new jetways where trucked down from Canada.

The jetways from the old terminal where sold to other airports. I believe Nashville both one or two.


User currently offlineYOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5749 times:

Quoting BatonOps (Reply 8):
When the new terminal was built the new jetways where trucked down from Canada.

Hey those would be from Dew Bridge in Ottawa.

I thought in the US, most airport authorities owned the bridges and leased them to the airlines for their exclusive use?

At most airports in Canada, the airport authorities own the loading bridges and they're common-use, shared by everyone. Common-use is the way to go in order to maximize gate utilization.


User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 748 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5728 times:

Quoting YOW (Reply 9):
Hey those would be from Dew Bridge in Ottawa.

That is correct. They are from Dew Bridge. There are three on the each of the A and C concourses and four on the B concourse.

I'm not sure who made the jetways on the old terminal. Those to where owned by the airport and not the airline that used them.


User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5696 times:

How much does a jetway cost, anyway?

User currently offlineTWAL1011727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 629 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5607 times:

Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 11):
How much does a jetway cost, anyway?

Jetways cost between $300k-$500k depending on what features are added on.
Here in MLB the airport authority owns all the jetbridges and leases them out.
These jetbridges were made in Utah and then trucked in on low profile flatbed trailers.

KD


User currently offlineBlsbls99 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5586 times:

I believe the Utah made jetbridges are manufactured by FMC in Ogden, UT.


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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5537 times:

Quoting TWAL1011727 (Reply 12):
depending on what features are added on.

What type of features are there? I didn't know that jetways could even vary that much...


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8269 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5431 times:

Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 14):
What type of features are there? I didn't know that jetways could even vary that much

Pre-conditioned air, fixed versus having a telescoping design, built-in ground power, etc.



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User currently offlineSkyHarborsHome From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 273 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5385 times:

Quoting TWAL1011727 (Reply 12):
Jetways cost between $300k-$500k

Each???? I never would have imagined that.



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User currently offlineHighflyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5319 times:

Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 14):
What type of features are there? I didn't know that jetways could even vary that much...



Quoting N766UA (Reply 15):
Pre-conditioned air, fixed versus having a telescoping design, built-in ground power, etc.

N766UA pretty much covered it all although i would think length, material, (i.e semi-glass (CDG) or metal (standard)) and also cockpit design (digital, analog, etc.)



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User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13130 posts, RR: 100
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4792 times:
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Quoting TWAL1011727 (Reply 12):

Jetways cost between $300k-$500k depending on what features are added on.

I assume that is for a single door jetway.

How much for one of the dual door over wing jetways?

We'll be able to catch quite a few of these photos when T5 is commisioned.  Wink

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User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4526 times:

Yes, usually the airport owns the jetways and rents them to the airlines. But there are certain scenarios where airlines own the jetway's outright. Many times, this is to ensure that the airport can't turn "your gate" into a common use type shared by many airlines.

But, it can backfire. I know of one airport where TWA owned their jetways, but when they were acquired by AA, AA rejected the leases on them. Delta decided to "inherit" the gates since they were right beside Delta's gates and would help with the operation. Only problem was, an extinct company owned the jetways, so there was no legal way to acquire them. Then, when the jetways needed maintenance, the airport's stance was, "Not our jetways, not our problem", and the airline's stance was, "Well, who's problem is it, since we don't own them either(just using them).

It was eventually agreed and contracted by both Delta and the airport, that Delta would pay the airport an agreed sum if the airport provided needed maintenance on the jetways when called upon.

So, its usually safer just to let the airport rent the airlines the jetways, IMO.



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User currently offlineMinnahoco From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4406 times:

Jetways are not most peoples hi point, but let me share my long ago past.

When UAL began Jet service (DC-8) in 59-60, they elected to have Jetways in SFO. AAL and TWA did not. UAL equipped (their expense) one gate with 2 Jetways (front door, back door). I was one of 6 first trained to operate the Jetways - so I got a lot of overtime. They eventually had 2, or maybe 3 gates equipped with 2 Jetways each by the end of 1960.

We were actually licensed, and when a DC-8 landed, before I walked down the Jetway, I had to show my license to the Chief or Passenger Service on duty, or in his absence, the Chief of Ground Operations (I was a Passenger Agent).

Fun times. Wish I had kept my license when I left in mid 1960.

Minnahoco  Smile


User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4240 times:

Quoting Cslusarc (Reply 4):
I thought is some cases jetways may be owned by airlines, but in others circumstances they could be owned by the airport authority.

I believe AA owns their(or some) jetways at BNA as well. We have one that is sitting in front of the observation area just collecting rust at the moment. It always seems to make it into one or two good pictures too!



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User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2135 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4022 times:

Quoting YOW (Reply 9):
Hey those would be from Dew Bridge in Ottawa.



Quoting Blsbls99 (Reply 13):
I believe the Utah made jetbridges are manufactured by FMC in Ogden, UT.

Is there a Winnipeg-based company that manufactures jetbridges and ships them by Antonov 124's on occaison?



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User currently offlineWDBRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 610 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3699 times:

I remember reading that when DFW opened in 1973, Braniff moved their jetways from DAL to DFW almost overnight. can anyone confirm this?

User currently offlineChewingPlastic From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3492 times:

Quoting N766UA (Reply 15):
Pre-conditioned air, fixed versus having a telescoping design, built-in ground power, etc.

Wow. What's a telescope design? Could you elaborate a bit?

Who knew that metal tunnel could have so much stuff in it.


25 Post contains links and images 3201 : I saw one being moved between terminals in CDG -- in one of my trip reports you can see this photo of it:
26 Post contains links and images Ha763 : For the new jetbridges at HNL, they were broken down into pieces and shipped over on open and regular containers. Think of a telescoping antenna or tr
27 777ER : A New Zealand company based in Wellington is one of the worlds few jet bridge builders and is the sole builder of A380 jetbridges. The company sends b
28 Boeing Nut : Both are the case here at STL.
29 Lightsaber : Why oh why don't we have more dual jetbridges in the USA? (Hint, LAX!) Lightsaber
30 Chi-town : these pictures just make you realize how big those things actually are. interesting though....i would have guessed that they would be assembled at the
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