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User currently offlineHAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1161 posts, RR: 7
Posted (5 years 3 months 5 days ago) and read 1799 times:

Yesterday I was watching the movie "airport". I was astonished that people used to just walk like that to the gate and get on airplanes whether they were employees, passengers or just visitors. yet again, it is a hollywood movie so not everything in it could be true. based on that i came up with few questions regarding aviation procedures during that era:

- Was it really easy to stow away during that time as the movie showed?
- Was it true that there was no security screening check points as per the movie?
- was any one just permitted on the airplane regardless of them being a passenger or not?
- did they really attach a jetway to the back of the airplane to board economy class passengers?

** wasn't sure if this was the right forum, so apologies if it wasn't

[Edited 2009-09-21 23:32:54]


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26021 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1671 times:



Quoting HAMAD (Thread starter):
did they really attach a jetway to the back of the airplane to board economy class passengers?

A few U.S. airports (and possibly others) had some gates with two jetways that connected to the front and rear doors on 707s and DC-8s etc. Photo at left below shows 5 UA DC-8s with jetways connected to both doors (I know it's UA as I have seen a much larger version of that photo somewhere else.) I think that photo was taken at SFO. The caption reads La Guardia but that's definitely wrong as 4-engine jets never used LGA.



Many years ago ORD also had gates where aircraft parked parallel to the terminal and jetways were connected to both the front and rear doors. CO 720B at one of those gates below, probably from the 1960s.



User currently offlineHAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1161 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1596 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 1):

Wow! amazing, no wonder that Era was referred to as the "aviation golden age". seriously, when i was watching that movie i have seen so many glamorous things related to aviation that when mentioned today with the current situation it would sound unbelievable.



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