Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4021 times:
What major airports of the world do you sometimes get off of your plane by stairs, not by airbridge? What size airplanes do this? I was on a trip to Greece and Turkey this summer and we flew between ATL and ATH via ZRH on Swissair fligths. On the flight from ATH to ZRH, we flew a Swissair A321 and instead of going to an airbridge, we went to a "parking" area and just got off on stairs.
Klm744 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3856 times:
At Charles deGaulle (CDG) in Paris we got off of our Air France A320 using stairs, and we boarded our Continental 777 using stairs, we went in the second door right by the engines, you don't realize how big they are until you actually walk next to one.
B764 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 751 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3688 times:
STT in the caribbean uses stairs for every plane. In SJU to board commuters you must use stairs, but jets have jetways. Only been to those two airports in the caribbean so no help about other airports there. Anyone been to SXM? What do they use there?
Koopas From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 172 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3678 times:
CDG - didn't quite deplane on the tarmac but onto one of those hydraulic buses that rise up to the aircraft's door level. I guess the airport is just pressed for gates. For boarding, we would walk down the jetbridge halfway and load onto the bus to the aircraft that's parked miles away...makes for a nice tour of the airport.
STT-All boarding and deplaning done on the tarmac, whether it's an ATR or a 757.
Southstar From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3652 times:
I know you can (or atleast could when I was in these places)
FRA - NZ 744 & LH 320
ATH - LH 320?
CAI - MS 340
BKK - TG 744
SYD - UA 744 & AN 762
DXB - LH AB6
All were international flights and many more in Australia on domestic but I guess most of those airports wouldn't be considered "major". If the weather is nice and I'm not in a hurry then I prefer the stairs otherwise give me an aerobridge.
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3632 times:
CDG is a bit pressed for gates now, but once the new terminal is completed, there won't be problems. When I flew there this Christmas, we parked right by the construction, and you could see the terminal taking shape.
Kdonohue From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3613 times:
I have deplaned by stairs at LHR (it was raining) and Seoul's Kimpo. I boarded an aircraft at HKG (Kai Tak) using stairs. Little need for stairs at Hong Kong's new airport and Seoul's Incheon. Have no idea why we used stairs at LHR. Suppose they wanted to welcome us to some fine London weather.