himmat01
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First Airport With Jetways?

Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:50 pm

Which was the first airport in the world to use jetways?

Thanks in advance.
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IBERIA747
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RE: First Airport With Jetways?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:28 am

No idea, but I have seen pictures of jetways being used at AMS as early as 1971.

Btw the design was exactly the same design they still have today.
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ZRH
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RE: First Airport With Jetways?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:13 am

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 1):
No idea, but I have seen pictures of jetways being used at AMS as early as 1971.

I think there are airports which had them much earlier than 1971. Zurich was for sure not amongst the first airports at all, but got the first jetways in 1976.
 
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RE: First Airport With Jetways?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:27 am

I believe it was UA at LAX . . . . seems I saw a picture in a book by Cleary on the history of UA . . . . and that was the caption.
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RE: First Airport With Jetways?

Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:43 pm

Quoting ZRH (Reply 2):
I think there are airports which had them much earlier than 1971.

Most probably. However, those jetways at AMS could have been installed before 1971 as well.
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tothestars
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RE: First Airport With Jetways?

Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:10 am

TWA Terminal 5 at JFK was the first airport terminal designed with jetways.
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RE: First Airport With Jetways?

Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:28 am

Quoting ToTheStars (Reply 5):
TWA Terminal 5 at JFK was the first airport terminal designed with jetways

Do you know when that was? - just out of interest....

The first airport installing "glass" jetways was fairly recently at CGN (just a few years ago).

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se210
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RE: First Airport With Jetways?

Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:20 am

Here's a postcard from circa 1962 at ORD showing a UA B720 connected to a "Jet-Away":

http://leo.lunarpages.com/~airlin3/airliners.net/discussion_64388_jetways_ord_1962.jpg

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RE: First Airport With Jetways?

Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:55 pm

Quoting ZKEOJ (Reply 6):
The first airport installing "glass" jetways was fairly recently at CGN (just a few years ago).

HAJ´s T3 (or "C") opened with 8 glass-jetways before Expo2000.
IIRC by that time gates 4 and 5 at T1 ("A") already had glass-jetways as replacement of older, solid models.
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RE: First Airport With Jetways?

Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:04 am

Quoting ToTheStars (Reply 5):
TWA Terminal 5 at JFK was the first airport terminal designed with jetways.

Maybe so, but it wasn't the first one to have them. I think United at SFO was using them in 1960-- by 1961 for sure.

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