Dairbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 595 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 1743 times:
The mobile lounges are not used on a regular basis by scheduled flights. They are used when there are no international gates available or when a flight has to be deplaned in a remote location due to security issues.
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Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 1743 times:
They are used whenever an a/c has to be deplaned on the taxiways in emergency situations, as ATL does not have any remote stands like @ JFK and IAD that use them. I've only seen them used a handful of times over the last 5 years.
OttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1699 times:
As stated, they are only parked by E Concourse in case of an airplane having to be parked in a remote location, or in the event of the ATL subway train that moves between the terminals.
With the way they are currently parked, if you ever fly out of E-35, you will notice that upon pushback, the plane will then be pulled up a little towards the turn onto the taxiways. The reason for this is if a plane was unhooked from the towbar immediately after pushback, the jetblast could severely damage the movers. For some reason, ATL cannot find a better place to park them. All that open space, no place to put them.