BSU747 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6670 times:
I think landing on the remote runway at Amsterdam Schipol (runway 18 i think) it is about 3+ miles of taxiing to some of the gates, I know when we landed on it last year it seemed like we landed in another country & then taxied to AMS from there!
Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
woodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1042 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6340 times:
Yes, my vote if for the reef runway (26L) at HNL doesnt even seem anywhere near the airport, especially when you taxi out there at night...you can fall asleep, wake up and still be taxing!
Denver usually arranges departures and arrivals for reasonably short taxi times unless there is an unfavorable weather condition. Often you can depart the concourse and taxi just a few minutes to your t/o runway, it was designed to arrange runways in just such a manner as to allow quick access yet also wide separation for departures and arrivals.
First one that came to mind for me. I was on an EI flight and before landing the pilot came on and announced that we would have over 20 minutes to taxi to the gate, It's a lucky thing that I had 4 hours for the connecting flight to BKK
kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13245 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6108 times:
Some of the examples given above are the longest possible distances at a large airport, but I'm wondering - given the example of PEK, where the distance is from the furthest gate of the new terminal to the far end of the northernmost runway - if this would ever be used by an aircraft, particularly if it involves taxying across an active runway.
The longest I've ever taxied is from the gate at AMS to the 36L threshold (or after landing on 18R back to the terminal), which is around five miles.
timpdx From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5903 times:
I have been on a Kingfisher flight that did that DEL taxi (before the new terminal opened)
Also landed at CAI way out on some new outer runway and had to taxi in the middle of the night for ever and ever, passengers were joking about it "is the pilot taking us into central Cairo? Good, then I don't need to deal with the taxis"
BD338 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 818 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5828 times:
Either Amsterdam Polderbaarn (as already mentioned) or landing on 9L at CDG and then taxi to a remote stand at the far east end of the airfield and then get a bus to the terminal are the two longest I have experienced. The CDG taxi/remote stand parking has nearly made me miss at least 2 connections when I thought I had ample time!
HFW From Germany, joined Sep 2007, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5759 times:
...well St.Petersburg (LEN) , if you land in the international sector and have to go to the domestic sector....it might take you up to 30-40 Minutes.....(well, it was a long time ago.but I don't know, if that has changed yet...)