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Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:48 am

Hi,

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I have seen some pictures of Lufthansa using double jetways on some A321 and was just curious if they are the only airline to do so and if this requires them to have a specific cabin configuration for this?

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Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:17 pm

Wow, I’ve never seen that before. I was under the impression that the 321 wasn’t allowed to have a jetway to door 2L/R because it would be too close to the engine, so this is quite interesting to me!
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Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:20 pm

If I remember correctly, it's dependent on the way the jetway is built. The jetway in the picture doesn't appear to have any equipment attached to it. If there was anything attached to it, it would likely get too close to the engine.
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Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:42 pm

IIRC, AA (then US) used to use the L2 door on their 321's, however, after a handful of issues with the jet bridge hitting the engine, they stopped and only use the L1 door.
 
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Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:03 pm

MCO’s jetbridges don’t allow L2. I think it’s a clearance issue with the staircase to get up the bridge.
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Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:06 pm

After seeing this, it's surprising to see this practice never used on 757s, especially the larger 753s.
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Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:10 pm

As a matter of interest, why don't the manufacturers put the steps down to the ground on the left? They always seem to be engine side (RHS)
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:13 pm

BWIAirport wrote:
After seeing this, it's surprising to see this practice never used on 757s, especially the larger 753s.

If my memory serve then then it have been done by airlines before on 757
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:14 pm

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As a matter of interest, why don't the manufacturers put the steps down to the ground on the left? They always seem to be engine side (RHS)

....? Aircraft have engines on both sides
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:16 pm

c933103 wrote:
uta999 wrote:
As a matter of interest, why don't the manufacturers put the steps down to the ground on the left? They always seem to be engine side (RHS)

....? Aircraft have engines on both sides


He is referring to the Jetway stairs.
 
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:19 pm

I think he means why not put the steps down on the other side of the jet bridge, away from the engine.
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:20 pm

BWIAirport wrote:
After seeing this, it's surprising to see this practice never used on 757s, especially the larger 753s.


It's quite common actually.
 
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:21 pm

BWIAirport wrote:
After seeing this, it's surprising to see this practice never used on 757s, especially the larger 753s.

Using duel jetways? It's commonplace on the 757, it's just dependent on the gate having duel jetways available. The 757 regularly boards from L2, so it's easy to also connect to L1 if it's a duel jetbridge gate.
 
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:50 pm

From 2020 all A321 will have the new modified fuselage where door pair 2 is permanently removed.

It is much more useful and interesting to have a jetway connected to both the front and the rear doors at the same time.

Here is a picture from Albany airport. Look at the to gates to the left:
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Here is a video from Albany airport, with rear jetway retracting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14ZS4c8AJbE
 
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Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:56 pm

atcsundevil wrote:
BWIAirport wrote:
After seeing this, it's surprising to see this practice never used on 757s, especially the larger 753s.

Using duel jetways? It's commonplace on the 757, it's just dependent on the gate having duel jetways available. The 757 regularly boards from L2, so it's easy to also connect to L1 if it's a duel jetbridge gate.

My mistake, I have personally never seen this. From what I've seen, 757s typically use single-jetway stands in the US, maybe with the exception of LAX
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:00 pm

reidar76 wrote:
From 2020 all A321 will have the new modified fuselage where door pair 2 is permanently removed.

It is much more useful and interesting to have a jetway connected to both the front and the rear doors at the same time.

Here is a picture from Albany airport. Look at the to gates to the left:
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Here is a video from Albany airport, with rear jetway retracting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14ZS4c8AJbE


WestJet used a couple bridges like this in YYC and YVR, I don’t think it was anymore efficient and aircraft were damaged. Bridges are gone now.
 
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Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:04 pm

reidar76 wrote:
From 2020 all A321 will have the new modified fuselage where door pair 2 is permanently removed.

It is much more useful and interesting to have a jetway connected to both the front and the rear doors at the same time.

Here is a picture from Albany airport. Look at the to gates to the left:
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Here is a video from Albany airport, with rear jetway retracting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14ZS4c8AJbE


The movement of the Jet way in Albany looks like a disaster in the making. The following video of people boarding shows that no one used the rear entrance. I can see where it would help with faster unloading but I didn't see a lot of advantage boarding. Especially on WN where everyone wants to sit up front. Seems like a lot of expense with out a lot of gain.
 
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Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:08 pm

Whiteguy wrote:
reidar76 wrote:
From 2020 all A321 will have the new modified fuselage where door pair 2 is permanently removed.

It is much more useful and interesting to have a jetway connected to both the front and the rear doors at the same time.

Here is a picture from Albany airport. Look at the to gates to the left:
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Here is a video from Albany airport, with rear jetway retracting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14ZS4c8AJbE


WestJet used a couple bridges like this in YYC and YVR, I don’t think it was anymore efficient and aircraft were damaged. Bridges are gone now.


UA tried overwing jetbridges on a few gates in DEN as well...one of the bridges failed and dropped onto the wing of a 752. The aircraft was repaired but the bridges were removed soon afterwords...
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Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:16 pm

BWIAirport wrote:
atcsundevil wrote:
BWIAirport wrote:
After seeing this, it's surprising to see this practice never used on 757s, especially the larger 753s.

Using duel jetways? It's commonplace on the 757, it's just dependent on the gate having duel jetways available. The 757 regularly boards from L2, so it's easy to also connect to L1 if it's a duel jetbridge gate.

My mistake, I have personally never seen this. From what I've seen, 757s typically use single-jetway stands in the US, maybe with the exception of LAX


Typically in my experience it is 1 jetway for the 757. Although that 1 jetway is usually at L2 for the 757 vs L1 on the 321.
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Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:21 pm

BWIAirport wrote:
After seeing this, it's surprising to see this practice never used on 757s, especially the larger 753s.


At MAN we use dual airbridges on the Boeing 757-200/300, it can be quite a challenge removing the L2 bridge on a B752.

I did experience this dual air bridge use at MUC too when I flew to ATH, I too thought this couldn't be done on the A321, but it meant we boarded a lot faster.
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Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:39 pm

travaz wrote:
I can see where [using the rear door] would help with faster unloading but I didn't see a lot of advantage boarding. Especially on WN where everyone wants to sit up front. Seems like a lot of expense with out a lot of gain.


Most LCC in Europe board passengers using both front and rear doors (using only stairs). On your boarding pass it says if you are to board in the front or rear of the aircraft. Using both doors is actually twice as fast, as passengers are divided 50/50 between the doors.

Having jetways for both the front and rear doors would be great, but of course it should be a jetway where there is very little chance of damaging the aircraft in case of malfunctions or improper operations. Maybe it should be a jetway for the rear door that didn't pass over the wing. That would probably be a better solution than the one on Albany.
 
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Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:34 pm

I always thought the L2 door on the A321 was smaller than the L1 door and that the L2 door was an emergency exit only.


reidar76 wrote:
Having jetways for both the front and rear doors would be great, but of course it should be a jetway where there is very little chance of damaging the aircraft in case of malfunctions or improper operations. Maybe it should be a jetway for the rear door that didn't pass over the wing. That would probably be a better solution than the one on Albany.


Look at some of the photos of UA DC-8's parked parallel to the terminal in SFO and LAX in the late 60's, early 70's. They had jetways to the front and rear doors. However it took up too much ramp space.
 
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Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:04 pm

United1 wrote:
Whiteguy wrote:
reidar76 wrote:
From 2020 all A321 will have the new modified fuselage where door pair 2 is permanently removed.

It is much more useful and interesting to have a jetway connected to both the front and the rear doors at the same time.

Here is a picture from Albany airport. Look at the to gates to the left:
Image

Here is a video from Albany airport, with rear jetway retracting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14ZS4c8AJbE


WestJet used a couple bridges like this in YYC and YVR, I don’t think it was anymore efficient and aircraft were damaged. Bridges are gone now.


UA tried overwing jetbridges on a few gates in DEN as well...one of the bridges failed and dropped onto the wing of a 752. The aircraft was repaired but the bridges were removed soon afterwords...


From when it was introduced:
https://www.denverpost.com/2006/09/07/united-debuts-new-jet-bridge/

...and cancelled:
https://www.denverpost.com/2007/10/30/united-ditches-double-ended-jetway-project/
 
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Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:24 pm

travaz wrote:
reidar76 wrote:
From 2020 all A321 will have the new modified fuselage where door pair 2 is permanently removed.

It is much more useful and interesting to have a jetway connected to both the front and the rear doors at the same time.

Here is a picture from Albany airport. Look at the to gates to the left:
Image

Here is a video from Albany airport, with rear jetway retracting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14ZS4c8AJbE


The movement of the Jet way in Albany looks like a disaster in the making. The following video of people boarding shows that no one used the rear entrance. I can see where it would help with faster unloading but I didn't see a lot of advantage boarding. Especially on WN where everyone wants to sit up front. Seems like a lot of expense with out a lot of gain.


Maybe because it has always been the only boarding/deboarding option, up front?
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Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:40 pm

uta999 wrote:
As a matter of interest, why don't the manufacturers put the steps down to the ground on the left? They always seem to be engine side (RHS)


Many manufacturers include the option to have the stairs on the left, but it limits the rotation angle of the cab. Since most jetbridge rotundas in the U.S. are positioned forward of the aircraft, they are set up to have the cab rotated counter-clockwise when docked to an aircraft. Installing left-hand stairs would create numerous aircraft door serviceability issues. About the only way left-hand stairs work is if the jetbridge rotunda is positioned directly adjacent to the aircraft either with a “headhouse” (I believe that’s the term) or a fixed tunnel section. That way the cab does not have to rotate much to reach the door. Additionally, you never want to locate stairs on the tunnel portions of the bridge, as the retraction of the bridge can actually block access to the door (unless it’s a teleradial/pedestal type, or the stairs are set further back in a fixed-tunnel section).

You can see some examples at IAH and LAX, and I’m sure many other airports around the world.
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:50 pm

At BA it was forbidden to use L2 for boarding on A321 because some jetways were not compatible, and to avoid an incident it was banned on all airports.
Not all A321 have a useable door at L2. The BA A321 have a break in the hatrack on the L2 side to allow boarding. There is no break at R2. Some A321 have a continuos hatrack on the L2 door position, so could not be used for boarding.
 
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:12 pm

The clearance issue with the A321 is more of the jetbridge itself than any attached equipment. Some models, like most of JBT’s apron drives, will actually slightly overhang or contact the engine when positioned at the L2 door. It is just too close for comfort for most airlines to accept the risk, between operator error, misparks, and bridge failure as we’ve seen with the Dewbridge debacle. It’s one thing to rip a door off of an aircraft, but if you’re coming down on an engine in the process, that’s an even bigger damage.

From a planning perspective, this can create constraints when trying to gate A321s since the depth of some gates means that the jetbridge can’t retract far enough back to reach the L1 door.

A few operators like LH and airports like MUC seem to be the exception, and as I understand it they have specific equipment/modification kits and procedures in place to allow for L2 docking.
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:46 pm

United1 wrote:
Whiteguy wrote:
reidar76 wrote:
From 2020 all A321 will have the new modified fuselage where door pair 2 is permanently removed.

It is much more useful and interesting to have a jetway connected to both the front and the rear doors at the same time.

Here is a picture from Albany airport. Look at the to gates to the left:
Image

Here is a video from Albany airport, with rear jetway retracting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14ZS4c8AJbE


WestJet used a couple bridges like this in YYC and YVR, I don’t think it was anymore efficient and aircraft were damaged. Bridges are gone now.


UA tried overwing jetbridges on a few gates in DEN as well...one of the bridges failed and dropped onto the wing of a 752. The aircraft was repaired but the bridges were removed soon afterwords...


AMS has a handful of these overwing jet bridges. I have seen them used on 400+ pax 744s and 77Ws where I can see the benefit. I found it funny to walk through an seemingly endless jet bridge and then enter the plane at row 50.
 
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Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:56 pm

Antarius wrote:
BWIAirport wrote:
atcsundevil wrote:
Using duel jetways? It's commonplace on the 757, it's just dependent on the gate having duel jetways available. The 757 regularly boards from L2, so it's easy to also connect to L1 if it's a duel jetbridge gate.

My mistake, I have personally never seen this. From what I've seen, 757s typically use single-jetway stands in the US, maybe with the exception of LAX


Typically in my experience it is 1 jetway for the 757. Although that 1 jetway is usually at L2 for the 757 vs L1 on the 321.


Been my experience as well. Except with Icelandair when entering\exiting on the ramp. Then they bring up a stairs to L2 and the rear door.
 
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:19 pm

reidar76 wrote:
travaz wrote:
I can see where [using the rear door] would help with faster unloading but I didn't see a lot of advantage boarding. Especially on WN where everyone wants to sit up front. Seems like a lot of expense with out a lot of gain.


Most LCC in Europe board passengers using both front and rear doors (using only stairs). On your boarding pass it says if you are to board in the front or rear of the aircraft. Using both doors is actually twice as fast, as passengers are divided 50/50 between the doors.


Flag carriers do it as well. Saves a lot of time.
 
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:50 pm

Something that I have never seen before. American actually paints A321 on the A321s to let ramp personnel know that the door goes to L1 there versus L2 on a B752 (to an untrained eye, they look alike). This is the first time I have seen L2 used for boarding an A321.
 
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Something that I have never seen before. American actually paints A321 on the A321s to let ramp personnel know that the door goes to L1 there versus L2 on a B752 (to an untrained eye, they look alike). This is the first time I have seen L2 used for boarding an A321.

Delta has similar markings on their A321s. I've also seen placards in the cabs of some Delta-owned/rented jet bridges warning operators to not use L2 on the A321.
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:14 pm

bohica wrote:
I always thought the L2 door on the A321 was smaller than the L1 door and that the L2 door was an emergency exit only.


reidar76 wrote:
Having jetways for both the front and rear doors would be great, but of course it should be a jetway where there is very little chance of damaging the aircraft in case of malfunctions or improper operations. Maybe it should be a jetway for the rear door that didn't pass over the wing. That would probably be a better solution than the one on Albany.


Look at some of the photos of UA DC-8's parked parallel to the terminal in SFO and LAX in the late 60's, early 70's. They had jetways to the front and rear doors. However it took up too much ramp space.

Same at JFK in the same timeframe, at the 'famous' TWA terminal. Front and rear jetways on 707s.
 
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BWIAirport wrote:
After seeing this, it's surprising to see this practice never used on 757s, especially the larger 753s.



8 years as a flight attendant on the 757 and we ALWAYS use L1 & L2 for boarding with both stairs and jet bridge, more so L2 (closer to the wing and engine) than L1... its extremely common. With stairs usually use L2 and L4 doors, rarely L1 but sometimes. Not sure why you think it’s rare to use L2 for boarding on a 757. I actually think it’s more rare not to use L2.
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:28 pm

XLA2008 wrote:
BWIAirport wrote:
After seeing this, it's surprising to see this practice never used on 757s, especially the larger 753s.



8 years as a flight attendant on the 757 and we ALWAYS use L1 & L2 for boarding with both stairs and jet bridge, more so L2 (closer to the wing and engine) than L1... its extremely common. With stairs usually use L2 and L4 doors, rarely L1 but sometimes. Not sure why you think it’s rare to use L2 for boarding on a 757. I actually think it’s more rare not to use L2.

I'm aware using the L2 for the 757 is commonplace, and very rarely the L1, I was just saying I've never seen jetways on both the L1 and L2 on a 757.
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:20 pm

BWIAirport wrote:
After seeing this, it's surprising to see this practice never used on 757s, especially the larger 753s.


Yes, it was absolutely done with the 757. I've boarded through L2 on a number of occasions. The usage of L2 depends on airline, gate, and airport configurations. For example, AA's 757 have 2 seats by the 2 L/R doors, making it difficult to use them.
 
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:11 am

Tristarsteve wrote:
Not all A321 have a useable door at L2. The BA A321 have a break in the hatrack on the L2 side to allow boarding. There is no break at R2. Some A321 have a continuous hatrack on the L2 door position, so could not be used for boarding.


I think that would be the biggest issue. Most A321s are not equipped internally for passenger boarding at L2. In fact, I see in some airline configurations, L2 is no more than a longer legroom break in the cabin between seat rows.
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Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:09 am

Apologize to drag things away from the A321 and towards the 757, but...

AA is the only major 757 operator I've noticed that prefers to use L1 on the 757 and not L2 contrary to many other 757 operators. I've seen numerous pics from MIA, DFW, and JFK where multiple AA 757s lined up and down the concourse have the jetbridge connected to L1 rather than L2. Why is this? Is this just an operational preference that AA seems to go with?

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