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AS @ DCA On 6/27 Question  
User currently offlinePositiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

When coming over the bridge into Arlington around 7PM I noticed an AS 737-800 sitting over on what looked taxiway M down by rwy 22. Seemed like an odd place to put him if he was holding in the penalty box becaue of flow control. Anyone have any knowledge on what he was doing over there?

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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2146 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

Do you remember whether it was an active aircraft (with nav lights on) or was it just parked?

Looks like the Tuesday night's flight from SEA (normally in by 9:30 PM) arrived at 3:30AM Wednesday, which probably means the crew were not legal to operate the morning flight to LAX so it was canceled and it may be that they had a spare aircraft at the field but no free gate.

Just a guess...

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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

Quoting WestWing (Reply 1):
(with nav lights on)

You mean the red anti-collision lights on, right?  Wink

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User currently offlinePositiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

Quoting WestWing (Reply 1):

Yep, the anti collision red was on, and it looked like an engine was running.

It wasn't a remote stand. The remote stands are over between terminal A and B, and the taxiway it was sitting on is an active taxiway thats off a runway tthat is used often by RJ's and turboprops at DCA.

User currently offlineAamr From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

Wed. and Thurs. were bad weather days at DCA (and the entire east coast) and most airlines had numerous delays and/or cancellations. With the relatively small space DCA has to hold aircraft it wouldn't be surprising if they started holding some active aircraft in some less than optimal places. Thats just the first thing that comes to mind?

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