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Towing Aircraft To Stands At ATL  
User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1644 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

Last night a friend emailed me a question. He recently flew through ATL, and noticed *some* (not all) arriving aircraft were met "at the end of the runway" and towed into their bays. He didn't notice which bays in particular -- but he did mention that it was different airlines and different plane types.

He was wondering why this would be the case. My guesses were (unlikely) fuel-saving measures or (more likely) jetwash restrictions (I remember we had to be towed into one of the gates at LGA for this reason).

Why would aircraft be towed to bays from the runway/taxiway at ATL?


I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
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User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3150 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Not the case.

Those aircraft are being towed to and from the ramp across the field.



DMI
User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1644 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2597 times:



Quoting Pilotpip (Reply 1):
Those aircraft are being towed to and from the ramp across the field

Interesting, my friend specifically said that the aircraft were towed to stands after landing. I asked him if they were being towed from another part of the airport and he said no.



I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3150 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

Working for an airline that has a base there, I can assure you that isn't the case. Might look like that becuase they're crossing downfield or taking the Victor loop around the end of the runway.


DMI
User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2570 times:



Quoting Pilotpip (Reply 3):
Working for an airline that has a base there, I can assure you that isn't the case. Might look like that becuase they're crossing downfield or taking the Victor loop around the end of the runway.

Ditto.



757 Most beautiful airliner in the sky!
User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

i was at ATL on october 28th and saw a lot of this as well, mostly DL 767s being towed (i don't know where) but a couple were towed to the gate underneath the crown room i was in, thought it was a little strange.

User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2554 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

They are getting towed from remote parking spots at either the TOC or the North pad to a gate for a outbound flight. This happens at a lot of airports. There just isn't enough gate space for airplanes to sit for long layovers.

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