Date: 06 Jun 98 15:39:22 From: "Yves E. Hoebeke" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Sprynet News Service References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Followups: 1
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William R. Winter <email@example.com> wrote in article <airliners.1998.847@ohare.Chicago.COM>... > MCLELLAN Alexander wrote: > > Bob Weinheimer asked: > > >When was the last time anyone saw an airline use more than > > >one door to load or unload a large jet? > > > > Last February I flew KLM from Schipol to Toronto. Passengers boarded > > the 747 through two doors. It takes much less time than 1 door. > > May 18, 1998 Burbank,CA > Alaska 507 MD 80 (Front and rear doors no gateway) Also at Long Beach, CA and Ontario, CA. No jetways... Also out of the Aero (Boeing pub.) January issue: Aircraft: B757-200 14F150Y Entry/Exit Enplane Deplane Door 1 (Front left): 26.0min 12.5min Door 2 26.0min 11.5min Door 1&2 23.0min 09.0min Door 1&2 (*) 12.0min 08.0min (*) "Outside-in method": window seats first, then middle and last aile seats) To get total turn-around time you need to factor in luggage/cargo operations, cabin cleaning, fueling and galley servicing. Yves.