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Mobile Lounges At ATL?  
User currently offlineEzra From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 472 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

I came across this picture and was interested to see what look like mobile lounges at ATL. What gates/airlines use mobile lounges at ATL? Thanks!


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User currently offlineDairbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1605 times:
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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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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1605 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.

User currently offlineJetjeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1430 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Ive seen those parked down at the intl gates, but i certainly didnt think they had been used in years


i can see for 80 miles
User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1561 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.


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