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Usage Of Frankfurt Remote Stands  
User currently offlinerichiemo From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 224 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2071 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.

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User currently offlinehhslax2 From Bahrain, joined Jan 2012, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

All the WBs that I've taken to FRA have unloaded at a remote stand. All WBs that I've left from FRA have loaded via jet bridge.

User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8855 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

Quoting richiemo (Thread starter):
my flight to Newark.

UA 51? In that case, we were on the same flight.

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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User currently offlineLOWS From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1202 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

Every time I've had the privilege of flying through Hesse's number-one airport in a wide body, we've used a gate. Mind that those were coming from the US and on LH.

Every time I've gone through on SZG-, VIE- and LHR-FRA we've had stands.

User currently onlineredzeppelin From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

Last year I arrived at FRA on a DL 764 from DTW, and we unloaded via jet bridge. For the return, I departed FRA on an AF A318 to CDG, and we boarded at a remote stand.

User currently offlineblueflyer From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jan 2006, 4225 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1770 times:
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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...

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