Wednesday, July 21, 2010

ABC Wednesday: A for aerobridge

ABC Wednesday is hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt

In the old days, when we flew in a plane, we walk to the tarmac, walked up a flight of stairs to get to the plane. You get the thrill of actually seeing yourself getting into the plane.

These days, for most planes, you use an aerobridge.


Unknown said...

Ah yes the same is also like that here too, I remember way back in the early to late 80's we used to climb aboard by going up steps to get into the plane, now we in some states airports they ride a tram to get to the plane.

Good Choice for the letter A. I too is also partipating with the ABC Wednesdays.

Reanaclaire said...

hi Ann, great coming by to visit u.. over here, for budget planes, we walk quite a far bit.. unlike those international planes, they provide transport..


Roger Owen Green said...

In the US, it depends on the size of the plane, and sometimes the size and layout of the airport as to whether the aerobridge is used.

Thanks for participating.

Ann, I'm trying to figure out why your comments on my blog - and thank you for that - often often come in as spam. I know it is not, and I correct it

Rune Eide said...

We have all tied those - ugly and clammy.

Re you comment: only via satellite. Mountains in the way and too far away anyhow.

mrsnesbitt said...

Ah the comment re budget airlines made me smile - yes the cheaper the flight the further we have to ealk! lol! Thanks so much for participating!

ABC Team

Jay said...

How true! But I have flown on smaller planes, where you have to climb up steps to get in. You're right, it is a thrill! And even more of a thrill to travel on a smaller plane anyway, since it feels a lot more like a plane and less like a bus ride!

Bonnie Kenaz-Mara said...

My parents had a chance to visit New Zealand and Australia in the last few years. I hope to also have the pleasure of walking down an aerobridge to New Zealand some day!!

Bonnie in Chicago
ChiIL Mama

rainfield61 said...

Your camera appeared in everywhere.

You are a paparazzi.

Have you spotted Paris Hilton?

Ginny Hartzler said...

A good photo! I didn't even know what it was at first. I wonder why they use these things now? You are right, you can't see your friends and family get on or off! It kind of takes away from the experience, especially if you want to take pictures.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

amazing shots.

EG CameraGirl said...

Wouldn't I like to be boarding a plane for somewhere right now! :)

Joe Todd said...

Better than a bridge to no where. Have a great weekend

Al said...

I remember boarding planes from the tarmac. Until they built the new airport in my city the larger planes had to boarded that way.

Reader Wil said...

I always feel excited when I have to go through the aerobridge. At small airports there's still a flight of steps to climb up and it's a lot nicer to do and even more exciting!
Beautiful A, Ann!