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User currently offlinenatesantiago88 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 34 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 10180 times:

At airports with dual jet bridges, and after 1st and business passengers have left, do they then let the right aisle get off the first jetway or is that just strictly for 1st and business?

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User currently offlinemigair54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 10137 times:

they use for every pax.

pax in economy just pass thru Business and first class.....and use the jetbridge......its much faster....


User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 9616 times:

For outbound flights... First bridge will be used to board the front section, once it's more or less full, the front bridge is closed off and then the second bridge is used for all PAX. It's the same scenario for those aircraft with Premium/business/first...

For inbound, both bridges are put onto the aircraft and PAX can disembark through whichever bridge they like...  



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User currently offlinepnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2244 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 9463 times:

I have seen the first class curtain closed again to allow First Class or J Class customers through the front most door. Once the bulk of them have left the curtain reopened and people on the right side of the plane be directed to the forward door while a mixed group leaves through the second door.

User currently offlinenatesantiago88 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 9277 times:

Thanks a lot guys. I figured as much that they wouldn't just let the front disembark and then close it off.

User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 9008 times:

Quoting natesantiago88 (Reply 4):

For inbound flights, it doesn't really matter about who gets off when... as everybody is going to the same place (passport control)...



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25455 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 8974 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 5):
Quoting natesantiago88 (Reply 4):


For inbound flights, it doesn't really matter about who gets off when... as everybody is going to the same place (passport control)...

There are many widebody flights on longhaul domestic flights in certain countries (US, Canada, Australia, etc.) where there is obviously no passport control. at either end.


User currently offlinecarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2961 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 8420 times:

In Japan, the second jetbridge (closest to the engine(s)) is usually disconnected first when most of the boarding is completed. This occurs most frequently on the domestic sectors but on int'l flights it varies.

User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7940 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 6):
There are many widebody flights on longhaul domestic flights in certain countries (US, Canada, Australia, etc.) where there is obviously no passport control. at either end.

  Thanks for that... Forgive my ignorance... I'm sure you understood what I meant when I said 'Everybody is going to the same place'... whether that be passport control, baggage reclaim, immigration etc...

Quoting carpethead (Reply 7):
In Japan, the second jetbridge (closest to the engine(s)) is usually disconnected first when most of the boarding is completed. This occurs most frequently on the domestic sectors but on int'l flights it varies.

This happens here in the UK too, except the bridges have certain order in which they have to be put on/taken off... So sometimes its the front bridge which is removed first...



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User currently offlineJosh32121 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5555 times:

Quoting carpethead (Reply 7):
In Japan, the second jetbridge (closest to the engine(s)) is usually disconnected first when most of the boarding is completed. This occurs most frequently on the domestic sectors but on int'l flights it varies.

Why would the jetway be disconnected at all until the flight's dispatched? Wouldn't they need it to board the pax for the next flight? Or are you talking about flights that are towed to hardstands because they don't make an immediate turn?


User currently offlinebonusonus From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3866 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 5):
For inbound flights, it doesn't really matter about who gets off when... as everybody is going to the same place (passport control)...

Actually, on international flights the order in which pax exit the plane is often much more important. Depending on the airport, and especially at small ones, the difference between being near the front of the plane and near the back can be more than an hour in waiting time (DAR in Tanzania comes to mind...)


User currently offlinebeeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1756 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3391 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 8):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 6):
There are many widebody flights on longhaul domestic flights in certain countries (US, Canada, Australia, etc.) where there is obviously no passport control. at either end.

Thanks for that... Forgive my ignorance... I'm sure you understood what I meant when I said 'Everybody is going to the same place'... whether that be passport control, baggage reclaim, immigration etc...

But First and Bussiness pax are always let out first got to keep them happier. From working on the ramp for many years and besides that you got to make sure their bags are in the customs for international or the regular belt for domestic.

Quoting bonusonus (Reply 10):
Actually, on international flights the order in which pax exit the plane is often much more important. Depending on the airport, and especially at small ones, the difference between being near the front of the plane and near the back can be more than an hour in waiting time (DAR in Tanzania comes to mind...)

Even on International flights at JFK which i can talk about if you come in at rush hour you might be first off the plane but at the back of the line in immigration.


User currently offlinepnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2244 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (4 years 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3142 times:

People pay premium fares for front of the plane for a reason. To just let passengers in a rush crowd into first and business class and prevent the premium passengers from standing to get their baggage etc. just would not cut it. While it depends on what type of bridges in use (fixed with an extendable bridge to the aircraft, or the complete arm that moves), with two bridges on the same side of the aircraft. the forward most bridge is often connected first so it is out of the way of the second bridge. So indeed people with the stampede mentality and who hate waiting would push ahead into first quite readily because it is sometimes the first door open.

I have seen a few notable instances where someone was ushered into first to be the first off the aircraft. Once was for a woman rushing to get to the hospital where her son was dying. Another where an aircraft was late and a few people had to literally run to catch their connections. No one in "front" minded.


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