Theres a couple of picks on the site of XJ
SF3 parked at jet bridges in MSP
My only experience boarding a prop by jetbridge was at GLH
. Its very cool and
"Big" airport like. Intrestingly, when i arrived back in GLH
deplaning was open ramp, this was due to mx delays and the need to turn the aircraft faster.
Regional jetbridges were actually intended for small local service airports, but most of these facilities are not presently jetbridge accomadating, and the remodeling cost would be too much for small airports to bear, considering the handle 2 or 3 flts a day.
Larger regional fields can sustian the bridges, but if they are a continuely picking up new air service, then it could leave airlines without gates or open ramping, which cosmetically wouldn't blend in, and the airline probably wouldn't be enthusied with compliants when pax see other carrier docking at JBs.
Another downside is that briding the prop or rj is not always in the best interest of maintaing quick turn times. With oversized carryons, Ground staff must move these bags out of the jet way, to the cart, and off to the hold, which adds a step, considering w/ open ramp, pax put bags on the cart.
Then the bridged has to be pulled out/to the plane, and as you mentioned, with SF3 that can be a methodical, slower procedure.
Its a novel idea, but props and RJs may not all be suited for big jet treatment, the best way to incorporate jetway use is to roll airstairs to the bridge, let pax walk down and then hop on the plane, still get big plane treatment, albit modified for the regional field.