McSteve
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AMS Dual Air Bridges

Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:11 pm

I want to know the if somebody knows the answer to the following question.

Does KLM use double air bridges for there MD-11's. Because wen flew to Montreal this November, I was seated at the last seat at the back(window) and noticed that the air bridge was connected to the back(or it looked like it). Maybe this will be a very stupid question, but I have never seen the use of this for MD-11 in AMS. So could someone clarify for witch planes it's used in AMS. I know the 747's but are there any more?


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AMS Dual Air Bridges

Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:33 pm

They do; I boarded an MD-11 at AMS once through the back entrance (hence the second air bridge).

But that was 10 years ago (on a flight to Memphis). Don't know if it still happens today.
 
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AMS Dual Air Bridges

Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:00 pm

It still happens today. What else would you have dual air bridges at an airport if it is not used efficiently (more aircraft types)....  Wink

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RE: AMS Dubble Air Bridges

Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:04 pm

Above certain windspeed the use of the OTW (over the wing) bridge isn't allowed. Since tou travelled in november, the weather was, shall we say, not so good. Big grin

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imatams
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RE: AMS Dual Air Bridges

Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:33 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 2):
(more aircraft types)....

Apparently they for some reason connot be used on a 777. Indeed i've never seen them used on those..
 
sk601
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RE: AMS Dual Air Bridges

Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:18 am

Quoting IMatAMS (Reply 4):
Apparently they for some reason connot be used on a 777.

Because of the wing of the B777 (too high).

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