Ever flown on one of these little Canada Regional Jets? When I printed my boarding pass last night I knew that I was in for something different.
Gate B79... that means you go all the way to one end of the B concourse, and then some. Descend a mysterious staircase into the bowels of the airport, down a long hall, and finally, out onto the tarmac where you walk through actual air out to where the plane is parked. It looks like nothing so much as a city bus that just happens to have wings.
The front door of the plane folds down. Climb the five little steps, and in you go.
A CRJ200 holds 50 people.