Remote Stands: Like Them or Not?

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    James Larounis of The Forward Cabin ranted in this article about using what are known at airports as remote stands, which is where passengers are either escorted from the gate out onto the tarmac using a staircase to board an airplane rather than a jet bridge; or exit the aircraft down a flight of stairs to be escorted across the tarmac back into the terminal building. In other words, he “hates” them and some of their aspects — including the extra time it takes to use a remote stand pertaining to luggage or ground transportation such as a bus. “Wah, wah, wah! This is typical for airports in China”, reader Darth Chocolate posted in the Comments area. “It has happened in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guanzhou. For 737s, no less.” Darth Chocolate happens to be correct. During my unintentional trip around the world, I have used remote stands multiple times at airports such as in Rome, Dublin and Shanghai. I personally do not like to use remote stands in general myself; but I certainly do not “hate” them or will not rant about them. Here is my list of negative and positive factors about remote stands... The post Remote Stands: Like Them or Not? appeared first on The Gate.

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