|Quoting ac853 (Thread starter):|
I noticed some 767-300 have three doors instead of two. I thought this may be an exit requirements for higher density layouts, but all 767 with British Airways have the extra door and they operate them in all classes and do not, I believe, have any in high density.
|Quoting CF-CPI (Reply 7):|
I have seen many pics of DL ex-GF ships at the gate and cannot recall a single instance where the jetway was at center L2 instead. Can anyone at DL explain if the L2 door is just not used for boarding, as a matter of company policy?
|Quoting CF-CPI (Reply 7):|
t is a matter of operator preference for the most part. When a third entry door is added forward of the wing, the overwing exits are typically done away with. BA, Gulf Air, Air Algerie and some others opted for the additional door. Many of the GF ships went on to serve with DL, but the seating density is more or less the same as the two door+wing exit config. TWA operated a mixed fleet of door configurations on the 767-300s as well.
There is an added wrinkle with the BA ships, namely a window/minidoor exit behind the wing as well. Maybe a member can clarify, but as far as I know, BA never operated the 767-336 at such a density that all of these exits were a safety requirement.
IMHO a center door is a nice feature for those in First and Business who do a 'left turn' on boarding (as with the 757), but on those occasions with TW and DL when I got a center door equipped ship, we boarded from L1 in front, and I have seen many pics of DL ex-GF ships at the gate and cannot recall a single instance where the jetway was at center L2 instead. Can anyone at DL explain if the L2 door is just not used for boarding, as a matter of company policy?
|Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 11):|
The BA exit layout with 6 full-size doors and 2 smaller doors aft of the wings (no overwing exits) isn't unique to them; it was the exit layout used by most 763 operators outside the United States.
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