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Stairs instead of jetways

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Joined: Dec 02, 2005
Posts: 68
Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:05 am 

Hi all Cool

Just wondering whether you are able to bring stairs to your aircraft if the ATC has not directed you to a particular jetway?

and also whether you are able to get a food truck because i have seen them driving around but haven't be able to call one over.Sad

regards Qantas

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Chief Captain
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Joined: Oct 22, 2006
Posts: 2163
Location: South Wales
Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:35 am 

I know the UK2000 scenery brings food and luggage trucks to the aircraft but i don't know if FSX default does!
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Joined: Aug 25, 2003
Posts: 18392
Location: U.S.A
Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:47 am 

Hey Qantas, I remember you!

Here are some over-photoshopped early shots of mine.
I parked the trike next to an AI, their doors were open and a few minutes later the ramp and luggage truck came up.
I think the main secrets are open doors and patience.
As long as you are in a parking space the world will come to you.


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Joined: Aug 21, 2007
Posts: 37
Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:48 am 

You can call the jetway, the fuel truck and the baggage carriers.

All depends on your scenery settings.

Shift+F for fuel truck - You need to be parked at a gate.
Open cargo bay doors and the baggage carriers will come.
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First Officer
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Joined: Nov 04, 2006
Posts: 273
Location: California
Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:41 pm 

I don't think you can get those vehicles (stair trucks or food trucks) with the default FSX scenery. The other vehicles at the airport just drive around and make it seem more realistic.

You can get the baggage trucks by opening the doors (Shift-E) and quickly releasing Shift-E and then quickly press 2 so it is (Shift-E 2). You can also get the jetway to come if you park well enough (on the yellow line). You press Ctrl-J to get the jetway. I think it only works on the commercial jets (Boeing 747-400, Boeing 737-800, and the Airbus A321). You can get the fuel truck by pressing Shift-F. And you can get the pushback truck by pressing Shift-P. The pushback truck will only come if you are near the zone it will pushback in (near the yellow line) and only if there is one at the gate or parking spot. For the jetways you need to have "Advanced Animations" on.

Hope this helps

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Joined: Jan 30, 2008
Posts: 3
Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:21 pm 

Hello all, its not an addon that making stairs etc coming to ur plane?
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Pro Member

Joined: Mar 16, 2008
Posts: 1
Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:36 pm 

Can someone help me
my ground commands dont work
i cant get a jetway no matter how good i park

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Joined: Mar 04, 2008
Posts: 18
Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:47 am 

Just an add-on to Orion's help, not everyone knows that if you go shift P 1 your tail will swing to port. If you go shift P 2, your tail will swing to starboard. Also, opening doors on the Airbus is cool. Shift E opens main entrance, Shift E 2 opens baggage doors on starboard side and Shift E 3 opens the rest of the entrance doors. Cheers, Bruce.
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Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:00 pm 

I noticed that when I did not meet to bring the front wheel on the yellow line and parkes sloppy, the fuel truck will not come. It stands around nearby and does not move closer until you parked nicely.
Maybe a good idea for the city rules: if you don't park nice, no fuel.
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Chief Captain
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Joined: Jun 22, 2007
Posts: 2032
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 6:07 pm 

No parallel parking please... and move your plane, you are double parked.

What everyone above me said is accurate.
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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:23 am 

hey just one question how do you get the stairs on a default boeing 737-800
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