on their domestic, international, and shorter intercontinental nonstops departing JFK's Rwy 31L, DL aircraft will now enter the runway at the last intersection before crossing 22R, where they will begin their takeoff rolls with still more than 10,000ft to go. The airline claims a 33% reduction in avg taxi time at that airport on the onset of this procedure.
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Nothing really dramatic, at this airport anyways; but still interesting--- particularly considering the old aviation quip re: "the most useless thing in the world".
What say you types?