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Why Are The Gates Like This At Dtw?  
User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

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Why are there those buildings sticking off of the main terminal building on the side with a lot of 747s? The airbridges seem to come out of those buildings? Are the buildings for customs? Thanks!

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User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4601 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

If memory serves me correct...that is what they are for; customs. Customs is on the lower level of the terminal -- so you would need to direct the passengers downstairs and not out into the general waiting area.

User currently offlineTheiler From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

Ouboy is correct. Immediately after clearing the jet bridge, there is a staircase, which will take you downstairs to customs. Next to the staircase, there is a doorway, which opens to the central concourse.

User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

Also, look how they allow for the double gate docking, great imo because you can get more people on and off the 747s faster.

-Clovis


User currently offlineFLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 4980 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

They dont allow double docking...

One of the jetbridges is used for A320/B757 aircraft, while the other is used for the door right before the wings and the engines. I spent 3 weeks at DTW for Northwest training, I always found this odd...

Mark


User currently offlineSjc>sfo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2372 times:

That picture sure makes it look like they are using it for double door docking.

User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3941 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

The international gates do have dual jetbridge capabilites. When there is a heavy there - they use both jetways. It was designed for that very purpose.



AZJ


User currently offlineAZO From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

Maybe I just can't tell the difference, but is that a 757-300 that is two planes back from the last DC-10? It seems longer to me, but then again its kinda far and a bit hard to see.


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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

As previously stated, they have a staircase leading to the lower level for customs. IAH, MAN, and FRA, along with many other intl. airports have similar setups. Basically, when you area boarding a departing flight, you go down a ramp or stairs to the jetbridge. When you arrive, the ramp/stairs going back up to the main terminal are blocked off, and you take another door to customs.

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

Actually there is a really long escalator that takes you down to the lower level for immigration, international baggage and customs. Also inside each one of those buildings is an elevator for the handicapped international passengers.

The dual gates are actually designed to handle an aircraft like the A380 if Northwest ever gets it or another international carrier flies it eventually to DTW. The gates I hear are designed to raise to a higher level.


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

I have been @ DTW when it has been double docked, only once though, and they were running way behind, so they needed to get the pax on ASAP.. But that is the only time I know of..

Chris



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