Johnboy 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.
Airtahitinui 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.
Hawaiian717 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.
Johnboy 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.