richiemo From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 195 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 2 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1154 times:
Switched planes in Frankfurt today. De-planed from my Luft Regional E190 via a remote stand, got on a bus back to the terminal for my flight to Newark. That made sense. But I noticed a lot of heavies at remote stands. United 777, Air Canada 763, etc. Is it common for heavies headed to international destinations to load/unload at remote stands at Frankfurt or are they just being serviced there on the layover, or combination of the two.
Quoting richiemo (Thread starter): Is it common for heavies headed to international destinations to load/unload at remote stands at Frankfurt
It is very common, but is set to become less so with the completion of the A+ pier. While I don't think I've boarded anyone but UA/CO via bus at FRA, I've had the same dubious pleasure at MUC on a LH flight to LAX.
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blueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3120 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 853 times:
FRA has bridges? News to me, I always end up on a remote stand of some sort, and not just any remote stand, but the furthest, most isolated, saddest remote stand possible, entirely surrounded by freighters and pallets, you know, the one remote stand so far out that it takes so long to drive there from the runway I can fly to Paris in less time. I hate going through FRA in winter. Either I suffer through an overheated terminal, or I freeze walking up/down the stairs...