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How Much Does It Take For Take Off At Your Airport  
User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2855 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?

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User currently offlineWadha From United Arab Emirates, joined Mar 2000, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2806 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.


User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2764 times:

how about american airports?

User currently offlineBarcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2756 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 ...


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

At LHR, last time i was there we were lucky with only 5 - 10 minutes before t/o!

At BRS we once had to wait longer than 5 minutes, otherwise it takes usually 3-4 minutes.

Regards

Dan


User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2742 times:


I can tell you from argentina:

from catamarca city (CTC): the taxi to the runway takes no more than 3 minutes!

from La Rioja city (IRJ): It takes some 5 minutes, as the aircraft has to backtrack at the runway

from aeroparque (AEP): Depending on the hour, the average is some 7 minutes


User currently offlineAirNewZealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2542 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

In Auckland, New Zealand it usually takes around 8-10mins, though if there is a light load of Pax and cargo, the plane will use a earlier taxi way to line up on the runway and depart!

Chees
mikey


User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2714 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.

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6293 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2697 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.


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User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

Here in PHX I have waited anywhere from 3 minutes after push back to 10 minutes. I would say standard time is 6 minutes.

User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6042 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

I can do it in as little as 1 minute  Smile. 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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User currently offlineAWA22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

In SAN during non peak hours about 3-5 minutes after push during peak hours around 10 minutes.

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

At DTW during a snowstorm, about 9-10 hours

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2647 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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User currently offlinePolAir From United States of America, joined May 2001, 893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2646 times:

Heh, i you really in hurry, you may TO in 3-5 minutes!!!
GFK


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2616 times:

In Denver, it greatly depends on the runway.

But on average, its about a 10 to 15 minute taxi before take-off. The runways in Denver are very far from the gates, the 2 farthest runways are more than 2 miles away from the terminal.

Regards.



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User currently offlineCovert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2608 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.)


thank goodness for TCAS !
User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2596 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.

User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2594 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.

redngold



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User currently offlineAsgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

When I have departed from my local airport (KEF - Keflavik International Airport, Iceland) the aircrafts have usually started rolling 3-4 minutes after leaving the terminal.


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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

Average time it takes from departure from gate to clearance for takeoff at O'Hare International Airport: 6 days, 4 hours and 13 minutes.

That's on a good day. If you fly at rush hour it could easily take weeks.



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User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6608 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2541 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......

User currently offlineB20XX From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

At LGA, you usually have time to watch a full length feature movie Big grin


User currently offlineWadha From United Arab Emirates, joined Mar 2000, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

i forgot to mentiona that at DCA prior to sept 11 it took us 5 minuites to taki and 15 minuites to line up, it was such a busy day

User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3636 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

At Athens-Eleftherios Venizelos LGAV it takes about 3-4 minutes. There is not much traffic at the same time like LHR. Of course, I travelled during the winter. Summer is another story...

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