767ALLTHEWAY From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 659 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 5 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2076 times:
This summer while spotting at KBOS I saw something that caught my eye. Runway 22L and 27R run parralell with each other. It was twoards the evening and things were getting busy. A Delta Express 737-200 taxied across 27R between the two runways, he then sat there for atleast 25 minutes. During this time there were plenty opertunitys for him to take off. While all the other Aircraft were departing on 27R and ariving on 33L (on the other side of the airport.) Why did the Delta Express 732 sit there for so long?
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear"
Modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2896 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (15 years 5 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1998 times:
All flights have a "wheels up time" assigned by ATC. The aircraft has to depart at this time (or in this slot). If it's delayed, it has to get a new slot or "wheels up time". Thus, this aircraft was most likely waiting for it's slot so it could depart. I saw this occur at SFO.