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User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2664 posts, RR: 6
Posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

This past Sunday, I was departing LAX on WN 498 (LAX-PHX-SDF), and noticed a large parcel of land with several unoccupied, individual jetways at the FAR western end of the airport (beyond the maintenance hangars). Upon reflection, I now seem to remember seeing a 747 pulled up to one of these. However no terminal was present. What's up with this? Cargo? VIP area?

PS Also saw a couple of snazzy Shandong Airways/Airlines 737s at the PHX/Sky Harbor AMS nee Dynetech maintenance area. Nice looking.

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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

Those are remote gates. As I recall, passengers board busses (after clearing security), which then then go out to these remote gates, and load their flights.

I'm also thinking that the area might be used for aircraft that have longer layouver periods.

Tom in NO (at MSY)

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User currently offlineAirtahitinui From French Polynesia, joined Jul 2001, 79 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

I can confirm that. Air Tahiti Nui uses these remote gates since they fly out of LAX only twice a week. Actually when you check in you are directed to a Delta gate and then brought down to the tarmac where you get on a bus and they haul you across the airport all the way to the westmost area where you enter a "mini-termial" and climb aboard.

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User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 512 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

Even planes that have their own terminals will often use the remote gates when Tom Bradley International Terminal is full (which happens often during midday)

User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3241 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

The inside of the little buildings have just two things: An elevator and a ramp that snakes back and forth a couple of times so you can walk from the ground level up to the level of the jetway.

I flew on an Omni Air International DC-10 that used the remote stands back in June. The passengers gathered at gate 22A in Terminal 2, which is normally used for passengers to take a shuttle over to the American Eagle terminal (Northwest and Hawaiian codeshare on the Eagle flights out of LAX). When it was time to start boarding, we went down the steps to ground level and boarded buses that took us out to the remotes.

David / SAN

User currently offlineTimdapup22 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

when Air new zealand failed to pay gate fees in LAX, they shoved us on busses to remote gates..
there was a guy who looked like bill gates on that flight

strange the things I remember..

User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2664 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

Thanks for the info! There were quite a few Qantas 744s and a couple of Air NZ 744s parked in this general area, so it's obviously used for remote parking also. Still, a very strange sight indeed to see several jetways attached to nothing at all.

User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

Air Tahiti Nui now checks in at the Swissair desk at the Tom Bradley Terminal as of last June.

Don't know about NZ not paying gate fees- admittedly I was bussed out to a NZ 744 for a LAX-NAN-AKL flight in February, but I saw several NZ aircraft parked at Terminal 2 the previous day.

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