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Probably a dumb question: Do chartered planes use jetways at airports?

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:23 pm
by NearMiss
Are chartered planes (Tour companies or something) confined to just use parkings or are they allowed to use the jetways like regularly scheduled flights?

Re: Probably a dumb question: Do chartered planes use jetways at airports?

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:25 pm
by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sometimes yes and sometimes no.

Re: Probably a dumb question: Do chartered planes use jetways at airports?

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:28 pm
by USAirKid
AT CATIIevery5yrs said, it depends. I know at SeaTac the bus gates are cheaper, so if they might just choose to operate from bus gates for cost reasons.

Although, if you're worried about cost in the Seattle area, I could also see people airlines using Boeing Field.

Re: Probably a dumb question: Do chartered planes use jetways at airports?

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:33 pm
by stl07
Tour companies use jet bridges all the time, especially the ones that charter airplanes going to the average CUN, PVR, or HUX

Re: Probably a dumb question: Do chartered planes use jetways at airports?

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:35 pm
by enilria
The issues are
1) FBO cost vs terminal
2) Availability of TSA at the FBO if required
3) Need for CBP clearance

Generally a scheduled flight would not be bumped to a hard stand for a charter, although there are exceptions. OTOH, in most cases the terminal would not be full and a jetway would be used.

Re: Probably a dumb question: Do chartered planes use jetways at airports?

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:39 pm
by SueD
Most European airports operate common user gates including those with jetways such as Gatwick , Barcelona , Palma and Manchester and yes inclusive tour and charter operators routinely use jetways .

Long haul remote arrivals and buses are also used even by BA at Heathrow, so no hard fast rules this side of the ocean

gate ownership/rentals are more common in the US than anywhere else.

Re: Probably a dumb question: Do chartered planes use jetways at airports?

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:42 pm
by blueflyer
enilria wrote:
The issues are
1) FBO cost vs terminal
2) Availability of TSA at the FBO if required
3) Need for CBP clearance

Add privacy vs convenience to the list. Whereby passengers on a cruise charter, especially of the older generations, may appreciate a jetway, your average NFL team will probably put up with the minor convenience of having to step up to their plane from the apron over walking through the terminal to their gate...

Re: Probably a dumb question: Do chartered planes use jetways at airports?

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:08 pm
by guillelds
Why not? Avianca when charterring Wamos to fly on their behalf use jetways.

Re: Probably a dumb question: Do chartered planes use jetways at airports?

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:11 pm
by Cubsrule
blueflyer wrote:
enilria wrote:
The issues are
1) FBO cost vs terminal
2) Availability of TSA at the FBO if required
3) Need for CBP clearance

Add privacy vs convenience to the list. Whereby passengers on a cruise charter, especially of the older generations, may appreciate a jetway, your average NFL team will probably put up with the minor convenience of having to step up to their plane from the apron over walking through the terminal to their gate...


Also add where the airplane is coming from and going to. If the plane turns from or to a revenue flight (at the terminal), that can change the calculus.

Re: Probably a dumb question: Do chartered planes use jetways at airports?

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:12 pm
by maps4ltd
Some airports put charters at a certain gate. STL puts em at A15.