Gate

Updated: 2017-03-27.

At the airport, a gate, also known as a boarding gate, is the specific area in an airport where passengers wait and board a plane for a flight. Gates are located in concourses, which are found in terminals of the airport; each flight will have a different boarding gate number, though a gate can be used again after a flight departs.

Passengers will typically wait at the gate until the plane is ready to be boarded; the gate is located in the airport area past security. The connecting path that allows passengers to board the aircraft from the gate is usually the jet bridge.

See also: Final Boarding Call.

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Boarding Gate
Categories: Air Travel Terms
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