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A380 and Multiple Jet Bridges

Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:18 am

The current top photo shows a lineup of A380s at LAX. The gates appear to have been designed with A380 operations in mind since they all have three jet bridges each, but each airline appears to be using a different amount of bridges. Air France is using 3, Asiana is using 2, and Korean Air is using only 1.

What are some of the factors that go into an airline's decision to use a specific number of bridges for their A380s?
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Re: A380 and Multiple Jet Bridges

Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:58 am

Just a guess, but Korean might be on a longer layover, so they've removed one of the air bridges as a security measure.
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Re: A380 and Multiple Jet Bridges

Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:37 am

Yeah they will use two or three for bording and debording but remove the jetways when there are no passengers coming in or going off and are in the process of cleaning the plane. So AF is probably bording or debording, OZ is probably about to start or just finished, and KE is getting cleaned.
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