bigb wrote:IFlyVeryLittle wrote:FlyEndeavorAir wrote:Was it those pilots first time at DFW? How do you do that?
This is what Im wondering. Why wouldn't an AA pilot know the field the back of his hand? Unless AA stands for something else.
Not every AA pilot sees DFW on the regular to be familiar depending on their fleet/seat. Just like how DFW guys who aren’t familiar with CLT can kill the ramp flow.
...Or like when Endeavor guys would go to ATL pre-domicile. Hard to believe now but only a few years ago Endeavor might have had one or two departures a day at ATL with crews that hadn’t been there for years.
CLT is a great example and is a nightmare for anyone who doesn’t go there regularly. Especially for anybody non-AA. Complexity coupled with easily frustrated ramp controllers is not a good combo.
The reality is every ramp control has different procedures/phraseology that can add complexity to the operation. DFW is no different and with a real (or imagined) pressure to keep moving and not stop things like this will happen.