Talk:Jet bridge

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Air Bridge directs here. However, an "air bridge" is the term for planes that would move in swiftly and ferry people out in quick succession.

The picture should be replaced by one which is not taken through a window.

Resolved. As of Aug 2008, Airbridge directs to a diambiguation page. (And Air bridge redirects to Airbridge. - ¢Spender1983 (talk) 01:28, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Jetway / Jetbridge[edit]

Because Jetway is a registered name by a particular manufacturer many airlines and airports have been implementing the more generic "jet bridge" or "boarding bridge" instead. I believe that Wikipedia should do the same, simply redirecting "Jetway" to this article, with "jet bridge" replacing "jetway" in the text.Hatcat 17:30, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

  • I concur. Jetway is a brand name. Jetbridge is the proper term. Neo16287 03:45, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
  • "Passenger Boarding Bridge" or "Loading Bridge" or "Aircraft Loading Bridge" are also commonly used terms. Loosenut 23:06, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
  • In the industry the most commonly used term is PLB, "Passenger Loading Bridge". This should be taken into consideration.

Additional info requested for article[edit]

When were jet bridges introduced? Which airport was the first to use them? The article should address these questions, I think. KarenSutherland (talk) 11:42, 29 March 2008 (UTC)


Agreed, this lacks a history section. Who invented them, etc. ? (talk) 06:49, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Is this really under the scope of Wikiproject Bridges?[edit]

I am not convinced this article is under the scope of Wikiproject Bridges. A bridge designer would not have the expertise to design such a structure. I would consider it to be more under the scope of mechanical engineering than civil or structural engineering (akin to an elevator or escalator). I thought I might post here first before deleting it from bridge categories. - ¢Spender1983 (talk) 01:34, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

I put it there as it is commonly called a Jet Bridge, and is properly a kind of movable bridge (as is a drawbridge used in a fortification, the purview of a military engineer). Leonard G. (talk) 00:36, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
Can you provide a reference that compares a jet bridge to either a moveable bridge or a covered bridge? - ¢Spender1983 (talk) 07:18, 4 January 2009 (UTC)


The gallery has become way overloaded, with much redundancy. Manufacture's names in image titles are not relevant to the topics illustrated (they could be added to image page text, however). While WP policy discourages galleries I do not agree with that policy, nor in particular with the forcing of images down to barely visible thumnails. I have a few images from a recent trip that are considerable improvements over most of those in the current gallery. IMHO the selection of an image from a competing set should be based upon its didactic value, with choices between competing images based achievement of illustrative purpose, ability to illustrate multiple points, compositional merit and image aesthetics. Your comments are solicited. - Leonard G. (talk) 20:17, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Cleaned up gallery. Need image of multi-button control console, I have uploaded modern type. - Leonard G. (talk) 18:32, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Re-rated C class[edit]

I really don't understand why this article was ever given B-class rating and Top importance. I've re-rated it C-class (though it barely qualifies, being largely unreferenced) and Mid importance. If you disagree, please discuss. MegaPedant (talk) 20:33, 15 February 2010 (UTC)


Does anyone know how and when jet bridges came to be? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:06, 6 August 2011 (UTC)