Darrenthe747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1522 times:
Good evening everybody,
hope you are all well. I was just wondering when United 837 (B744) flys to BKK via NRT, it is supposed to arrive at like 14:15 into NRT and doesn't depart to BKK until 18:35. Does it get tugged over to a hardstand position or does it sit at the gate for 4 and a half hours? That seems like a long time to be idle at a gate using up valuable space. I know in FRA the IAD bird would get tugged over to a hardstand position until it took the SFO flight 5 or 6 hours later.
Bobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1517 times:
Simple explanation. There is a change of aircraft at NRT. Two different flights with the same flight number. They do that because it tricks people into thinking they're getting a direct flight on one plane. I've been fooled by this kind of situation. You have to look carefully at the fine print where it says "change of aircraft".