33lspotter wrote:N766UA wrote:747’s do not board from the upper deck. That’s an emergency exit door.
You’re correct — I misspoke. What I meant to ask was if these gates will enable 747s (and other wide bodies) to board with two doors on the same level as they do at places like LHR I believe (IIRC E10-12 at BOS are not able to board two doors on the same level because the angles don’t jive).
That's correct. The new, yet to be built bridges are designed so you can attach to 1L and 2L.
The new, already built gates are designed to board the a380, one bridge per deck.
The clear intention of the redesigned gates seems to be that despite being a common use terminal with "no gate preferences"....those 3 gates were indeed built for specific carriers. The lounge can still board directly, regardless of what type of aircraft is used, so why assign anyone else those gates?