Interesting quote in there, where they describe the problem as being parallel runways, where landing aircraft are on the outboard runway, and have to cross the inner, where planes are taking off, to taxi to gates.
ATL has exactly the same setup, and therefore should have the same hazards described in the article. So why isn't it a problem there?
I fly out of ATL weekly (based in Atlanta, I'm a heavy DL flyer) and have often landed there and sat, waiting, along with 8-10 other planes, at the crossovers waiting for the line of departing airliners to clear before all of us are cleared across the inboard runway. System seems to work pretty well.
Obviously it relies on all the pilots actually STOPPING when/where they are supposed to, as mentioned in the article ... but considering ATL's so busy, why didn't it rate a mention in the article, and if not, what is different about its operations compared to LAX or the other california airports mentioned?
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