About two years ago I was flying into Miami (MIA) and I noticed out of the window of the 757 I was in a American MD-11 being towed down a taxiway. At first i thought it was just a push-back, but then I noticed that there were passangers on the plane and the tug was towing the MD-11 towards the runway. I have heard of airline flying long routes of towing their airplanes out to the runway to save fuel wasted during taxiing, but that was a european airline (I don't remeber which one). I have two questions, first has anyone else seen this being done in the U.S. and which airlines. Secondly, what route would AA have out of MIA which would require towing out to the runway? Air France, BA, and Luftansa fly out of San Juan direct to europe, a longer flight than MIA to europe, and they don't tow their planes out to the runway.
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