RichardWelling wrote:On a side note, how does that work with handling handicapped people who are wheelchair bound? Would ground staff have to carry the person down the stairs?
skyhigh wrote:I'm quadriplegic, in a wheelchair, and I travel frequently. Moat airports use the lift as mentioned. However, some airports get the ground staff to carry you down the stairs. (I'm talking about you Denpasar). Going backwards down a steep set of stairs off a widebody aircraft is not fun and I usually shut my eyes until I reach the bottom.
I was actually tipped sideways off the stairs in Santiago de Cuba (Cubana, not QR). Miraculously I wasn't physically hurt although I did hurt my pride as my pants fell down in front of the other passengers waiting to board. Oh well I survived and have the story to tell
SCFlyer wrote:I have noted that the Middle East redeyes out of BKK routinely sees one (sometimes two) of the ME3's A380s/77Ws (usually EK, sometimes QR or EY) frequently parked and being prepared for departure(s) at the remote stand(s).
Having said that, I guess it would give the BFS ground handlers some bus-driving tasks during the redeye hours hauling people to the awaiting A380/77Ws out on the remote stand(s).
Fiend wrote:I've once used stairs to board a QR A380 at Bangkok and once to deplane at Doha off an A340-600
danj555 wrote:But why does DOH do this? Lack of gates? It kinda got me annoyed when it happened to me.
Supposed to be one of the finest airlines in the world, I get that it happens sometimes to everyone, but to have it be routine is another story.
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