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User currently offlineLOWS From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1112 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5079 times:

Where are these and who uses them? I thought everyone was either in AB or CD (except of course US in the main building)

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User currently offlinetharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1861 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5032 times:

I think they're just hardstand.

User currently offlinealphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 568 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5028 times:

They're designed to board flights departing from the hardstands between the C/D concourse and the new ATC tower. They're only used now for charter flights - pax go there and get on the mobile lounges and go out directly to the aircraft.

User currently offlineiadbudd From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4527 times:

AeroSur's three weekly flights to Bolivia are the only scheduled flights that use the H gates. The others are charters.

User currently offlineLOWS From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1112 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4451 times:

What about Saudia? Weren't they using them?

User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3887 times:

Saudia uses a gate for their departure, I believe the arrival uses a hardstand though. Same with Ethiopian and Turkish if I remember correct.


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User currently offlineworking2gether From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

Quoting jetblast (Reply 5):
Saudia uses a gate for their departure, I believe the arrival uses a hardstand though. Same with Ethiopian and Turkish if I remember correct.

Saudi and Ethiopian both use the gates in the A/B Gates for arrival and departure. Turkish and Qatar use the H Gates for arrival (with the plane mates) and use the gates for departure. Aerosur uses the H Gates for both arrival and departures


User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3034 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

Quoting working2gether (Reply 6):

Are Turkish, Aerosur, and Qatar the only ones who still use the plane mates?



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User currently offlineworking2gether From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3350 times:

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 7):
Are Turkish, Aerosur, and Qatar the only ones who still use the plane mates?

Um rarely, a Delta international flight from Cancun (summer time) uses them to transfer passengers to IAB. But yes those are the only ones that use the plate mates straight to the plane. But plane mates are still used to transport international arriving passengers to IAB and FIS. Sometimes if a gate is down, they'll use the plane mates to deboard and board.


User currently onlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4229 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2636 times:
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Quoting working2gether (Reply 8):
a Delta international flight from Cancun (summer time) uses them to transfer passengers to IAB.

I've arrived late at night from Salt Lake City on DL 738s, and we've been transferred directly to mobile lounges with no gate involved. The first time it happened, I thought there was a security issue at the airport. The next time it happened, I moved with the crowd and shut up.

Btw, this was before the Aerotrain opened to B Concourse, and late at night you had to walk the full-lengh of B Concourse to the tunnel entrance -- down two flights of escalators -- walk through the quarter-mile-long tunnel all alone -- then up the other side to baggage claim -- all after midnight.

Btw, a couple of times, I swear I saw Freddy Kreuger down there  


User currently offlineiadbudd From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

Delta and American find it easier to deplane their extra RON's directly onto Mobile Lounges from the hardstands. They both have more overnighters than gates. They are towed over in the morning after the first departures.

User currently offlinecontrails67 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2164 times:

Since Qatar parks at the H gates for arrival which is usually @2:30pm, it was already at the departure gates @4pm one day when I happened to go there.

Are they able to clean the plane that fast and have it ready for departure? Also, why bring it to the gate afterwards as from a previous posting, airports charge for gate use? If the plane is brought back to the gate @4pm,then why even bother going to the H gates?

Since QR has only one flight a day, I assume they rent out the gate to others.

Thanks,
Contrails67


User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2128 times:

Quoting contrails67 (Reply 11):
Since QR has only one flight a day, I assume they rent out the gate to others.

As for the cleaning and catering operations, Qatar may choose to do that on the gate but I am not sure.

All the A/B gates (except maybe the United Express area) are common-use, although the airlines usually have the same gate assignments.



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User currently offlineiadbudd From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2082 times:

QR shares the gate and costs with SV. Since QR comes in while SV still is at gate they go to the hardstand and then tow over after SV leaves. QR has almost a 8 hour ground time at IAD. On Mondays and Tuesdays when SV does not opperate, they go straight to A15 on arrival.

User currently offlinewashingtonian From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2061 times:

Quoting iadbudd (Reply 10):
Delta and American find it easier to deplane their extra RON's directly onto Mobile Lounges from the hardstands. They both have more overnighters than gates. They are towed over in the morning after the first departures.

Interesting. How many airplanes do they RON at hardstands? Seems like there are plenty of free gates late at night; surprised AA and Delta don't use those.


User currently offlineiadbudd From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

Usually both and AA and DL have 1 or 2 extra overnighters than they could accomidate on their own gates. Even though there are free gates at night they a lot more money than parking at a hardstand. AA only has 2 gates and Delta has 4.

User currently offlineworking2gether From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

Quoting contrails67 (Reply 11):
Are they able to clean the plane that fast and have it ready for departure? Also, why bring it to the gate afterwards as from a previous posting, airports charge for gate use? If the plane is brought back to the gate @4pm,then why even bother going to the H gates?

They don't leave till almost 10 PM each day so they have a little under 5 hours to turn the plane around at the gate which is plenty. And also, since Qatar is a 777-300ER with around 330 seats, it is a lot faster to deplane with plate mates at 3 doors compared to the 2 when it's parked at the gate.

Quoting iadbudd (Reply 15):
Usually both and AA and DL have 1 or 2 extra overnighters than they could accomidate on their own gates.

Yea during the mornings after a AA pushback, I would see the crew drive back out to the hardstands to tow another plane to the free gate. Usually there's a DL CRJ parked out on the hardstands that they'll tow over later in the morning


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