EMB170 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2622 times:
Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 1): They park several of their RON jets over on the north side. AA has 7 mainline and 1 Connection plane overnight in ATL and only have 5 gates, so three planes need to be parked elsewhere for the night.
I thought they only had four gates- T9, T10, T11, and T12...did they get one more?
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MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4386 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2570 times:
many aircraft overnight at out stations. Apart from the fact that the whole fleet wouldn't fit in DFW, MIA and ORD, often the last flight of the day is to an outstation, bringing the pax which arrived from long haul flights to the hubs, or passengers who had business elsewhere back home to ATL. Same with the first flight in the morning.
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AAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3510 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2265 times:
Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 4): But Ive seen aircraft parked as late as 11am...do they have a late originator in ATL?
Yes. There are no pilots based at ATL so the last inbound crew can't leave until their minimum rest requirements have been met. Just a matter of balancing crew scheduling requirements with marketing demand requests.
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Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23423 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2202 times:
Quoting AAR90 (Reply 5): Yes. There are no pilots based at ATL so the last inbound crew can't leave until their minimum rest requirements have been met. Just a matter of balancing crew scheduling requirements with marketing demand requests.
Just for jollies, here are the 7 mainline RONs
374 2040 MIA 738
848 2055 DFW M80
1297 2150 LGA M80
1807 2155 ORD M80
1332 2250 DFW M80
1942 2355 MIA 738
2020 0035 DFW M80
...and the 7 originators
1721 0600 MIA 738
1142 0620 LGA M80
1695 0635 DFW M80
1067 0740 ORD M80
450 0800 DFW M80
561 0840 MIA 738
1397 0845 DFW M80
So no, there isn't a late originator. However, AA does do pretty well at ATL considering the competitive environment.
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