Date: 09 Mar 97 12:39:38 From: "P. Wezeman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: The University of Iowa Followups: 1 2 3
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Before the Boeing 747 was actually put into service, some artist's conceptions of the plane showed it parked between two terminal structures with three or more jetways connecting to it on each side. I think perhaps that passengers were to deplane on one side of the aircraft and passengers for the next flight were to board from the other. It seemed to be thought by some that new passenger handling arrangements would be needed for the efficient operation of such a large airliner. Did anyone ever build such a thing? Would faster turn-arounds be of any benefit to operators of the 747 or the proposed Airbus A3XX or is the capacity of the runways the main bottleneck at airports? Peter Wezeman, anti-social Darwinist "Carpe Cyprinidae"