In general aviation, I've experienced ground waits of up to 30 minutes while the heavy iron was allowed to go ahead of me (granted, I was IFR, and they didn't want the little puddle jumper slowing things down!). ATC's favorite trick for doing this to us GA
types is to do the following: 1) have 1 taxiway intersection (near the end of the runway) that is "preferred" for piston aircraft, and a second taxiway intersection (at the very end of the runway) that is "preferred" for turbine aircraft.
Ground control will clear you to the piston intersection, and when you switch to the tower frequency and check in, you hear the magic words: "Cessna XXX, hold for IFR release..."
BTW, the airport that this has happened to me at is HIO
, and the traffic they are holding you for is mostly Intel Corp's Beech 1900D's and Embraer 135's (shuttles to other Intel campuses), with a few other bizjets like Nike's Gulfstreams thrown in for good measure!