Concentriq From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 368 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
Was on YX flight recently, and noticed someting I havent noticed before.
I was sitting in the back of 717 and was watching the engine. It didnt start till we got to the runway. Is taxiing with one engine a SOP or is it a cost saving measure? if it is so, how much fuel is saved using only one engine to taxi?
BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2410 times:
I have noticed this on AirTran as well. They only taxi on one engine if the Taxi is going to be long, or if there is a long wait time. Usually, they don't start the second engine until they get moving. I've noticed this on most of my 717 flights. When FL did powerbacks in ATL, they always started both engines, but I was on one FL flight out of ATL and they only powerbacked on one engine.