filipinoavgeek wrote:do any airports still use this parallel boarding arrangement today?
FGITD wrote:I'm not totally convinced all of those aircraft in the original photo were able to taxi in either, especially the one mid-right side.
FGITD wrote:Looks to me like it's just simply a waste of space and creates a higher risk of hitting something. I'm not totally convinced all of those aircraft in the original photo were able to taxi in either, especially the one mid-right side.
The parallel parking was definitely a holdover of the prop days and by the looks of things, it took a while to figure out the best way to use jetbridges
Nosing in I would think is safer and more controlled. No need to worry about ground handling of one aircraft when the one next to you is about to blast everything away as it taxis out. No wings sticking out near taxiways, etc
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