I know that when I have flown Qatar Airways from DOH to IAD, we always park at a remote stand in front of the tower and then take a mobile lounge to the terminal. I'm sure the aircraft after cleaning is brought to the gate for its evening departure. Since QR has only one flight in/out of IAD, this got me thinking on a number of questions:
1. Do they own the gate and lease it out during the day to other airlines who may be occupying it when QR arrives?
2. Is it cheaper to park at a remote stand or do gate charges apply there as well?
3. Are gate charges a flat fee or based on time/length of use?
4. Since a mobile lounge is used, is there a charge for that as well?
Of course this got me thinking about overflight charges and how they determine those charges...especially in Europe where hundreds of flights fly over a country each day.