Boeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2545 times:
I am curious to know what regionals use the jet bridges at your airport? At my local airport, TVC (Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport)
AE ERJ's have their own jet bridge. Although, if there are more than one aircraft there at the same time, then obviously they dont have a choice but to use stairs.
Air Wisconsin doesnt. The CRJ's DO328's and occasional Avros have to use stairs. They dont have a jet bridge of their own. Would they use one if they had it or is it standard for Air Wisconsin not to use jet briges anyway?
Express Airlines 1 CRJ doesnt use it. I think this is standard at all airports.
I would like to hear about your airport. We are getting a new terminal soon and I am wondering if Comair, Continental Express, or any others use jet bridges...
DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4424 posts, RR: 35 Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2479 times:
At Rochester, New York: (ROC)
Midway Airlines CRJ's use a jetbridge. Til Wednesday when they leave the market.
American Eagle ERJ's use stairs.
Continental Express ERJ's use a jetbridge. Continental added a second jetbridge in mid-2000 although they only have ERJ's to Newark. They fly ATR's to CLE and B1900's elsewhere. These do not use the other jetbridge.
Comair CRJ's use stairs, although Delta has a jetbridge at the Comair gate. When ACA DRJ's came to ROC before the LGA Slottery, they used stairs.
Northwest Airlink ARJ's use a jetbridge that is also used by DC-9s and (when they were using them) 722's.
All US Airways Express a/c including a large number of ERJ's park remotely and use stairs.
I've boarded an American Eagle ATR at DCA on a jetbridge but don't know if AE uses ERJ's at all there. Skyway DRJ's use stairs.
Air Canada CRJ's use stairs.
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 50 Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2475 times:
Well we don't have too many RJ's here in Southern California. In fact, the only ones we do get are the SkyWest flights out of SNA, going to SLC and you still have to hike across the tarmac to get to the plane.
LAX, ONT, SAN, BUR, LGB have no RJ flights. The closest airport with any reasonable amount of RJ action is FAT, and there'll be no jetways there for at least a couple more years.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 47 Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2457 times:
Air Canada or Air Ontario: CRJ or Dash-8, no jet bridge
American Eagle Airlines: ERJs, jet bridges used
Atlantic Coast Airlines/United Express: CRJ, no jet bridge
Atlantic Coast Airlines/United Express: J41, no jet bridge
Atlantic Southeast Airlines: CRJ, no jet bridge
Chautauqua Airlines/USAirways Express (to PHL): ERJ, no jet bridge
Chautauqua Airlines/USAirways Express (to PIT): Saab 340A, no jet bridge
Continental Express: ERJs at C Concourse, jet bridges used
Continental Express: ERJs at D Concourse, west side, jet bridges used
Continental Express: ERJs at D Concourse, east side, no jet bridges
Continental Express: ATRs and B1900s, no jet bridges
Comair: CRJ, no jet bridge
Mesa Airlines/USAirways Express (to CVG): CRJ, no jet bridge
Skyway Airlines/Midwest Express Connection: Do328JET or B1900, no jet bridge
In summary, only American Eagle and some Continental Express, and onlyERJs, get jet bridges.
Co LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2450 times:
Mobile Regional Airport:
Continental Express: ERJ's all use jetbridge.
Delta Air Lines: ASA uses Fire Stairs, Comair uses the Delta jetbridge with a special stairwell hooked to the end, leading to the ramp. ASA sometimes will use this also.
Northwest Airlink: Fire Stairs at the end of the concourse.
United Express: Stairs
USAirways Express: Stairs
The Turbo-Walk is used when wheelchairs are on the flights. This is a ramp that hooks up to the RJ, and leads to the ramp.
ASA/Delta uses the ramp for their ATR/EMB. The CRJ uses the jetbridge most of the time.
Continental Express uses stairs.
AirTran, Southeast, and Northwest use the jetbridges.
Thanks guys. When my airports (TVC) new terminal opens here is what I am hearing the jet bridge assignments will be...
NW and affiliates X2 (Express Airlines 1 doesnt use them now. Just the Mesaba Avros and NW flights use them).
American Eagle X1
Air Wisconsin may have one, they dont now though.
There will be four or five jet bridges (I have seen two different drawings depicting both ) and two "regular" gates.
Now... Do airlines ever have the "If you want us, we get a jet bridge or we dont come" attitude? I guess I am just wondering if not having a jet bridge would stop any new airlines from serving the market. Any opinions?
Fatboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 14 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2431 times:
You're correct that we here at FAT have our fair share of RJ's. In fact in Sept. we're getting CRJ's to SFO, replacing the Brasilias. One clarification-- we will have RJ capable jet bridges when the new terminal is completed about 10 months from now.
Mark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5 Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2425 times:
They got a couple of those little covered-walkway-type "mini-jetbridges" on the regionals end of the transborder pier,at YUL. Though they'll probably have something fancier, more permanent-looking and more numerous too, I guess, when the new transborder pier's finished in another year and a half or so.
Mark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5 Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2419 times:
Boeing757fan Ok, now, would an airline not come into an airport because they cannot use a jetbridge
No I doubt that, though it is a small accommodation that the biz travel passengers would remember, or at least not fuss about it missing, especially if the weather were cold, rainy, snowy, when they arrived.
RAH66 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 11 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2422 times:
At BDL, COEX uses jetways for erjs. AWEx, which shares one of continental's gates, puts stairs up to the end of the jetway. Midway uses the jetway for the CRJ. USEx & AEagle only fly turboprops and board through stairs at the end of the jetway, like AWEx & COEx's turboprops.
Boeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2399 times:
Comair doesnt use jet bridges at all airports though do they? I seem to remember photos seeing them using stairs. Blue Ridge doesnt use them at IAD, but, something tells me that at other airports (the ones that UAL is dumping, like MBS) that they will use them. There is a jet bridge available. I dont think they would let it goto waste.