Fly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9 Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2778 times:
How many minuites does a plane usually take at your home airport from the time it departs until it holds position for take off on the runway? In Dubai it takes like 10 to 20 minuites, in Sharjah, it dont take more than 10 minuites. how about your airports guys?
Wadha From United Arab Emirates, joined Mar 2000, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2729 times:
I remember flying from London Heathrow to Dubai on British Airways. the plane kept taxiying for a long distace and didnt even stop! and i think that we were taxiying with only one engine because they wanted to safe fuel so they didnt start the other one except when we are ready to take position at the runway. but that taxi took 20 minuites, and then we held position in the aircraft long line where they were waiting for take off and we kept moving and stopping for 15 minuites so i guess it was almost 35 to 40 minuites after we left the gate!
I am from Sharjah, but i live closer to Dubai international, and it really depends on what runway are they using. but usually as fly_emirates said, it wouldnt take more than 20 minuites as a maximum.
Barcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2679 times:
Coming back from Chicago O Hare on a 777 we were sitting there for an HOUR before the plane began taxing down the runway - something to do with five planes being ahead of us - worse than London rush hour traffic !
All my flights out of Heathrow have been smooth and on time oddly enough - like no more than 20 - 25 minutes between everyone boarding and takeoff ...
EIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2637 times:
Once, many years ago, I flew a USAir BAe146 out of LAX. Because Terminal 1 is so close to 24L, the tug pushed us straight to the runway and we just powered up and took off! From blocks off to liftoff, it must have been no more than 5 minutes.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6280 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2620 times:
I'll just mention the carrier airport nearest me which is TUS. It is very rare to see 4 aircraft lined up ready for takeoff. The biggest delays come from the F-16s of the AZANG. I think the longest wait I've ever seen is 10 minutes, the shortest would be WN. They slow down after taxi enough to do the 180 and leave. AA tends to sit for no discernable reason. Must have something to do with gate availabilty at ORD and DFW.
Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5970 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2589 times:
I can do it in as little as 1 minute . but that doesnt include the run-up. But thats for a cessna.
At ONT, the gates my airline uses are right next to the runway, so all the FA's are going through the pax briefing 1 minute to push. they then have the cabin prepared by the time they reach the runway.
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DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2570 times:
I also fly out of TUS and PHX often enough. At Tucson it is strictly a turn and burn affair. After push back, especially if you are taking off on 11L, it takes just a minute or two to taxi to the runway... then power up and go. Once my flight was significantly delayed, so I got on the much delayed earlier flight... after door closure we sat for 20 mins, taxied slowly and held for another 10. Such delays, as this one was, was for a groundhold at PHX.
At Sky Harbor depending on which runway is used and which gate area you are leaving from makes a big difference. If you are leaving from the HP gates in Terminal 4 and departing 7L it will take a while to get there.
The longest taxi I can remember would be at ORD... leaving the C concourse, taxying all the way around the terminal complex and out to 14L.
Plus I have spent a few times in a long taxi queue for runway 15L at IAH... once the finish the widening and lengthening project on the parallel runway that should speed up departures there.
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Covert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2531 times:
even though here in accra ghana ops are not all that constant, aircraft still take like 5 to 10 mins to take off like being told to standby after being cleared to taxi, even though the trip to the holding point is like 3 mins away, due to paperwork(ie processing the atc clearance, etc.)
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2519 times:
Here in ATL, it's never the same. It seems to me, that a lot of times, the plane will be pushed back a tiny bit, then sit there for a while. Usually 10-15 minutes if that happens. A lot of times there is a bit of a line to takeoff and you usually sit in that for about 15 minutes. On a normal day, I'd say it's about a 10 minute taxi to the runway, plus however long you must wait for takeoff behind other planes. Probably a 20 minute ordeal from pushback on a normal day.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 18, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2517 times:
At KCLE, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
At the lightest times, depending on your location in the airport, 5-10 minutes taxi and hold time. If you're at Concourse A and the active is 24L, you might be able to slip out in 3 minutes. If you're at Concourse B and the active is 6R, you might be out in about 8 minutes.
At the heaviest times I've seen about a 20 minute wait on average -- notwithstanding ground holds from other airports and bad weather along certain quadrants.
FlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6582 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2464 times:
At Pensacola, average time is usually about 5 minutes or so....just got to taxi out to the end of 17/35. Sometimes it takes a little longer as this is the deep South and for Southerners, there's no real hurry......