Useless Glass Jetways at the Santa Barbara Airport

The beautiful new terminal at the Santa Barbara airport appears to have a flaw… useless glass jetways. The $54 million terminal is just one of two in the U.S. with glass jetways; unfortunately they don’t hook up to airplanes, leaving passengers to walk the tarmac.

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5 Responses to Useless Glass Jetways at the Santa Barbara Airport

  1. Anonymous July 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    Strange, I took a flight out of there in May and used the Glass Jetway. It was pretty nice, better than walking down the regular claustrophobic tubes.

    • Andrevas July 16, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

      yeah, worked fine last time I flew out of the new terminal as well. as usual, there’s no source backing up this claim, just speculation. I believe they are using one of the jetways to make it easier than the original plan for passengers getting down to United’s turboprop planes, which do not work with the jetways, but again, that’s speculation. the jetways do work just fine, though.

  2. Goleta Jim July 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    Well the didn’t upgrade the baggage ofloading either. Stll one person loading and unloading with a mobile cart. Takes twice as long to get bags as anyother airport ive used.

    • Anonymous July 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

      Feel free to take the bus next time!

  3. William Munny July 17, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    Nonsense….I’ve used the glass jetway a number of times. Worked just great. Baggage unloading still seems slow. Of course, it only takes 1 minute to get from the plane down to baggage versus other airports where it might take 5-10. That difference is part of the wait time. At least its indoors now versus the old covered one.