I flew FRA-ORD yesterday and had an unusual (for me, who has had 4 trips in my life in paid C) experience. Arrived at the gate for my flight, went through the whole passport check rigamarole, then entered the jetway. Imagine my surprise when we went down a couple of flights of stairs out out to the bus stop. Nice long ride to a 747 parked at a remote stand. Is this a pretty common occurrence at FRA? I've done the remote stands for intra-Europe flights, but never for a long-haul on a jumbo. We spent a good 10 minutes waiting in that hallway for a bus, and the line stretched around the corner and up a couple of flights of stairs. I'm pretty sure we also departed late because of it, although that wasn't a big deal to me.