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southsidesilver
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Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:46 pm

Just pure curiosity.

I took the British airways flights from Austin to London last month and walked down probably the longest Jetbridge I have ever encountered around the world, this thing was insane, has anyone else walked it.

Just curious if it might be the longest in the world.
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:59 pm

Probably one of these ones I would imagine. Quite impressive indeed! - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Heathrow+Airport+(LHR)/@51.4731581,-0.4780372,398m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x48767234cdc56de9:0x8fe7535543f64167!8m2!3d51.4700223!4d-0.4542955


I have walked those before, and this was almost double the length of those.

In case you wanted to see the length, i did capture it in my trip report, its at 2.05 in the video

https://youtu.be/TB1sS2H8KYM
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:01 pm

Think I found a rough drawing of it, but can't find a picture online

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/imag ... PgL-bqA7Tw
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:23 pm

southsidesilver wrote:
I took the British airways flights from Austin to London last month and walked down probably the longest Jetbridge I have ever encountered around the world, this thing was insane, has anyone else walked it.


It's just a temporary structure in place so that the terminal concourse can be extended without taking several gates out of service. IAH had a similar set-up in place on the east wing of the C-South concourse back when Terminal E was under construction and the walk on the "jet bridge" out to the furthest parking position was very long indeed. DEN also has some gates like that at the west end of Concourse A (A24/25) although they're not quite as extreme.
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:40 pm

Technically it's not a jetway. The jetway is just the articulated bit from the "Node" to the aircraft door. The rest is just a stationary walkway, in fact much of it is actually on top of an existing structure.

Not a fun gate to be at if you're running for a tight connection! Lol
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:44 pm

Does anyone know why T5-C was built like that from the start? As ScottB mentioned, the walkways are temporary until T5-C is extended but why wasn't it fully built-out from the start given it seems to be operating at capacity and has been from some time.
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:54 pm

Gate A4A/B at MDW use to be a long walkway. Back in 2008/2009 they added a semicircle holding area though, so now it is a long walkway to a small seating area for two gates:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.7844434 ... a=!3m1!1e3

If you have Google Earth you can look at the historic images and see what it use to be like (they also connected it to Terminal A better).
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:37 pm

Gate 13 in the Delta terminal BOS.. 2min 12 seconds.....
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:56 pm

southsidesilver wrote:
Probably one of these ones I would imagine. Quite impressive indeed! - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Heathrow+Airport+(LHR)/@51.4731581,-0.4780372,398m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x48767234cdc56de9:0x8fe7535543f64167!8m2!3d51.4700223!4d-0.4542955


I have walked those before, and this was almost double the length of those.

In case you wanted to see the length, i did capture it in my trip report, its at 2.05 in the video

https://youtu.be/TB1sS2H8KYM


What concourse & gate was it? Because your video looks like the one in the link based on number of bends in in.
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:00 pm

Heathrow seems to like long Concorde diameter walkways that go on forever, have no services or bathrooms but have jetways jutting off them.
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:08 pm

ACCS300 wrote:
Does anyone know why T5-C was built like that from the start?


If I had to guess it just comes down to money. Those tubes are a lot cheaper to build/heat/cool than the proper terminal building. And in the case of LHR, passenger holdrooms don't generate cash.
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:20 pm

What concourse & gate was it? Because your video looks like the one in the link based on number of bends in in.


It was gate 2
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:04 pm

reltney wrote:
Gate 13 in the Delta terminal BOS.. 2min 12 seconds.....

That's nuts.


Melbourne has a nice long one.
https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Melbourne+Airport+(MEL)/@-37.6690688,144.8449688,112m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x6ad659a9ebaa3917:0xf045676052ff090!8m2!3d-37.6690123!4d144.8410273

But not as long as that.
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:02 am

I'd like to nominate ATL E11, long walkway inside the building to get to the jetway. Longer than A13 at BOS.
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:54 am

tonystan wrote:
Technically it's not a jetway. The jetway is just the articulated bit from the "Node" to the aircraft door. The rest is just a stationary walkway, in fact much of it is actually on top of an existing structure.

Not a fun gate to be at if you're running for a tight connection! Lol


There's two separate discussions here: 1) The longest moveable jetway, which I think would be very difficult to identify, 2) The longest walk from the gate to the plane, which technically doesn't have to include a jetway, but could include a combination of corridors/ramps/escalators/stairs/stationary jetway extensions like the AUS & LHR examples, which connect to a moveable jetway or even a walk on the apron without a jetway. These extra setups are frequently used to partition international arrivals, as well as during terminal construction, which means more walking distance for those departing.
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:26 am

I've used that one at LHR, pretty fun journey! Gives you some extra time to enjoy the excitement of boarding a flight.
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:12 am

Gatwicks jetbridge might not be as long but BIGGER. :box:
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:24 pm

The long walkway at T5 was due to Heathrow cutting back on costs and time to deliver the T5 project. The original plan had the terminal all the way to then end.
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:47 pm

ScottB wrote:
It's just a temporary structure in place so that the terminal concourse can be extended without taking several gates out of service.


When is AUS scheduled to finish and remove the temporary gate extensions?
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:49 pm

It's not about how long it is but how well you use it.
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:56 pm

keitherson wrote:
It's not about how long it is but how well you use it.

Based on the Cosmo articles I've read it's not about how long it is, but how wide it is.
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:57 pm

KTPAFlyer wrote:
When is AUS scheduled to finish and remove the temporary gate extensions?


The city's description of the terminal expansion project anticipates completion in 2019.
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:40 am

For kicks, Gate 1 at PWM is quite long, at about 360 feet.
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:18 pm

Sorry to bring the months old thread, but I just realized that google map of AUS has been updated and the lengthy temporary bridges are shown. The longest bridge looks like 600 ft long, way longer than LHR's not-temporary longest bridge.
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:18 pm

It is crazy how long the ones at AUS are in the image. I thought you were just exaggerating saying 600 ft but you might be right.
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:16 am

Jshank83 wrote:
It is crazy how long the ones at AUS are in the image. I thought you were just exaggerating saying 600 ft but you might be right.

It's only temporary though. Forgot to add a link:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Austin-Bergstrom+International+Airport+(AUS)/@30.2022695,-97.6635914,393m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x8644b13b8b4aff45:0x1ca7fca8c9dc2768!8m2!3d30.1974292!4d-97.6663058
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:20 am

Maybe I'm blind but I'm not seeing these freakishly long jetbridges.
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:32 am

ikolkyo wrote:
Maybe I'm blind but I'm not seeing these freakishly long jetbridges.

You're correct. I copied the link to a different browser (from Safari to Chrome).... weirdly showing an old image. I tried to upload a screenshot but I don't know how to. Sorry about that.
 
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Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:44 am

A tool I use for work in ArcMap measured it at 690 feet.

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