Use of Multiple Jetways

Date:         09 Mar 97 12:39:38 
From:         "P. Wezeman" <pwezeman@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu>
Organization: The University of Iowa
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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"