RL757PVD
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Jetbridge Or Jetway

Tue Jul 18, 2000 12:57 pm

What do you call the White Thinngy that takes you to the plane, Jetway or Jetbridge?

I call it "Jet Bridge"
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AerLingus
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RE: Jetbridge Or Jetway

Tue Jul 18, 2000 1:03 pm

I think that 'jetways' and 'jet bridges' are the same thing: the corridor from the terminal to the plane.

(White thingy???)

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RE: Jetbridge Or Jetway

Tue Jul 18, 2000 1:07 pm

Neither I call it the "gangway". I mean..airlines appropriated ships terminology for their terms anyways..calling planes ships, having captains, port, starbord, aft etc etc...some airports even call their terminals piers and PHX calls itself "Skyharbor".
 
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RE: Jetbridge Or Jetway

Tue Jul 18, 2000 1:18 pm

Jetway is the place where planes park and has a Jetbridge that links the passengers to the terminal..(dunno how to explain....where u walk fm the plane to the terminal) it requires a 2 storey terminal to accomodate a Jetway...
 
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RE: Jetbridge Or Jetway

Tue Jul 18, 2000 1:22 pm

I thought the planes parked at the stand.
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RE: Jetbridge Or Jetway

Tue Jul 18, 2000 2:01 pm

Planes park on the tarmac, and more specifically, at the stand. The covered bridge which connects any terminal (be it two or one level) to the aircraft is either an:
a)Jetway (manufactured by the Jetway Co.)
b) a loading bridge/jet bridge

Personally, I call them all "Jetways".

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Rotate777
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RE: Jetbridge Or Jetway

Tue Jul 18, 2000 2:06 pm

I have always called them "jetways", not "jetbridges".

 
Allee
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RE: Jetbridge Or Jetway

Tue Jul 18, 2000 5:29 pm

Airbus Lover, you don't require a two-storey terminal to accommodate a jetway.
 
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RE: Jetbridge Or Jetway

Tue Jul 18, 2000 9:08 pm

Alright, Alright, Everybody Calm Down, This is not the topic to get into an argument about, Call it what you want, Jetway, Jetbridge, Gangway, Ramp, White Thingy  I just cannot believe that people are arguing over what to call a stupid Boarding Ramp    
 
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RE: Jetbridge Or Jetway

Wed Jul 19, 2000 12:15 am

I've always called it a jetway.
 
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iahcsr
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RE: Jetbridge Or Jetway

Wed Jul 19, 2000 2:34 am

To be absolutly precise, it's a Passenger Loading Bridge.
"Jetway" is one of many companys that build this equippment. "Jetway" has come to be used as the common name, just as "Kleenex" is used for tissues, or "Xerox" for photocopies. (at least in the USA) I'm sure simular examples can be found in other countries as well.
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Iahcr

Wed Jul 19, 2000 4:45 am

Here's another one for ya--

Bandaid.

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RE: Jetbridge Or Jetway

Wed Jul 19, 2000 5:05 am

it's a jetway for crissakes
 
tanguy
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Down Under We Call 'em Aerobridges!

Wed Jul 19, 2000 6:14 am

Read with interest the above replies to RL757PVD's query. 'Jetway' and 'Jetbridge' are, I gather, very much American terms. In Australia we refer to the connecting walkways from the terminal to the aircraft as "aerobridges" and interestingly enough the same name is used in Singapore, Bangkok and in London. There are as Iahcsr pointed out probably many other local names for "jetways" around the world. Whatever you call it I'm sure anyone in the aviation field would know what was meant. Even got the drift on the "white thingy"!!!!!!
 
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DL_Mech
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RE: Jetbridge Or Jetway

Wed Jul 19, 2000 8:20 am

The Jetway is the name of the product that was made by the ABEX company. You can see this name on the placard (data plate) posted inside the cab.
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RE: Iahcr/fly777ual

Wed Jul 19, 2000 10:17 am

heres another Rollerblades are inline skates,
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RE: Iahcr/fly777ual

Wed Jul 19, 2000 11:05 am

here's another one, kinda:
in Romanian, the term for running shoe is Adidas
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RE: Jetbridge Or Jetway

Wed Jul 19, 2000 11:36 am

They've have always been jetways (with a small 'j') to me...

BTW: Is airstair (door) a brand name like jetway is?

Other brands that have become common terms RE: Iahcsr/fly777ual

PC--originally only IBM's model, now any computer (except maybe a Mac)

Coke--In some areas can mean any carbonated beverage.

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Air-Bridge

Wed Jul 19, 2000 2:00 pm

Similar to my fellow countryman Tanguy, I call them Air-Brides, and so did the first officer on my last flight.

Anyway, what sort of topic is this?
 
AN882
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RE: Jetbridge Or Jetway

Wed Jul 19, 2000 3:30 pm

I thought it was called and "Aerobridge"?
 
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iahcsr
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RE: Jetbridge Or Jetway

Thu Jul 20, 2000 3:00 am

A co-worker of mine likes to call then Passenger Herding Devices.
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RE: Jetbridge Or Jetway

Thu Jul 20, 2000 3:18 am

Jetbridge. Just like "Kleenex" refers to any tissue.
 
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RE: Jetbridge Or Jetway

Thu Jul 20, 2000 5:12 am

ABEX has been bought out by FMC. For those interested http://www.jetwaysystems.com
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