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Are US Pilots On A Slowdown?  
User currently offlineCALPSAFltSkeds From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 2728 posts, RR: 9
Posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1999 times:

I took US 1578 from SAN-PHX Friday 5/15 and couldn't believe how slow the pilot taxied the A321. When the aircraft came into SAN, it appeared to be standing still as it approached the gate. When arriving in PHX it took 15 minutes to taxi from west end of runway 25 to the gate on terminal 4. While going on the crossover from the south to north sides of the airport, clearly we were traveling slower than baggage tugs. When traveling eastbound to the gate, the pilot kept hitting the brakes every 5-10 second to keep the taxi speed low. The flight was late and don't think there was a gate occupancy problem.
Then it took over 10 minutes for those of us in the back section of the A321 to start moving toward the exit.
I was surprised to see US had no IFE that I could see on that aircraft.

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User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3313 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1947 times:



Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Thread starter):
I was surprised to see US had no IFE that I could see on that aircraft.

US removed IFE from all its domestic fleet last fall.



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User currently offlineN53614 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Pilots aren't supposed to taxi quickly.

Of course, operational considerations can override this...



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9118 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1859 times:
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Quoting N53614 (Reply 2):
Pilots aren't supposed to taxi quickly.

Of course, operational considerations can override this...

I don't see no real reason to taxi a lot quicker than we should. Maybe on the runway during backtrack, but as long as there are other airplanes, cars etc nearby: slow taxi.

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User currently offlineKennyK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 482 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

Friend of mine with a look of concern 'We're taxiing very quickly!!', my reply, 'you have to taxi very quickly indeed when you want to take off!!!' He's not a frequent flyer.

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