Using your Google satellite view, if you move either left or right, you will find that some other gates on other concourses still have over-the-wing air-bridges.
NozPerry wrote:At MAN we usually board from L1 as our ground handlers don't have a Pig (piece of tape) to put under the wing to stop people walking under it although if there is another member of staff then they can marshal people around the wing, however down route whenever we are not on an air bridge we always board at the front and at the rear.
stlgph wrote:All I can see happening is a clustershit of a situation of people trying to get by one another in the aisles because they're standing at row 22 and they need to be in row 6 and took the shorter line thinking it would save themselves time, or vice versa, or trying to by the rest of the plane so they could find overhead bin space.
HAWK21M wrote:There was a study carried out someplace, where pax were deplaned & boarded in a sequence where the seats were gradually filled from Window to mid to aisle and in sequence from both fwd & aft door saving a valuable 12- 15 mins of time.
This was on a B737.
ro1960 wrote:A good example of two-door boarding:
LCC operations at its best: no jetway and no tug truck needed!
BartSimpson wrote:I have seen this several times in smaller airports. So, as for the downside of that concept: it seems like it takes up too much apron space per gate, doesn't it?
4xRuv wrote:However, unless the boarding process is very tidy, in most cases (as a passenger) I found it frustrating as pax collide in the middle of the plane - Pax boarding from the back try to get to the front and vice versa.
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