airbazar wrote:kearnet wrote:To make the ramps and jetways work to accommodate all different floor heights they have to be very long and not be too steep. BOS just didn't have the room.
Some people have made that argument before but having used and seen these gates and others, mainly at LHR where space is also tight, I 100% disagree.
I think Massport tried to get too cute with the design at the request of EK. EK are the ones and only ones with an all premium upper deck and all Y lower deck. So they designed it this way and EK is not coming, and they should admit their fault.
Lack of space is not the reason. I don't know how to post my own pics here or I would, to show what the problem is. The problem at BOS is that the jetbridge attaches to the terminal way too high, making the slope to the lower deck way too steep. And they did that because EK (my guess), did not want its passengers from the lounge to have to descend down a short escalator to reach the jetbridge entrance. That's the reason, IMO.
A solution would have been to setup the gates in Boston like they are at LAX. Their 380 gates have 3 jet bridges - 2 on the lower level and the third on the upper level.
There's plenty of space at E10-12 to have 3 A380s, or 3 744s or 3 77Ws, etc. So as you mention, space is not the issue.