mcg wrote:So for a 'bus gate' arrival (at FRA) the time it takes for all the passengers to get off the plane and for the bus to proceed to the terminal is after the flight has arrived, am I correct? The personal curiousity here is that I am connect at FRA and the inbound flight will likely park at a remote stand, thus I'm interested in knowing just how tight my 1:25 connection will be.
26point2 wrote:One of my biggest annoyances and one that seems to be happening with more frequency is when we “arrive” on time but the gate is occupied. By the time the door is open we are late. Please tell me the airline doesn’t get credit for an on-time arrival while the plane waits for a place to park.
SRQKEF wrote:They don’t. The time the aircraft touches down doesn’t matter when it comes to on-time performance, it’s all about “blocks on” time.
mcg wrote:So when is a flight officially considered arrived?, is it when the door opens; when the parking brake is set?, when the engines are turned off?, some other benchmark? More specifically, when is a flight that arrives at 'bus gate' considered arrived? The moment when the bus arrives at the terminal can often be a long time after the plane stops moving at it's parking place.
dfpinto wrote:I remember a specific case in which the flight crew announced on the speaker that we landed 10 minutes ahead of schedule, immediately after landing, which was great news, but then it took 20 minutes to get to a the gate. My conclusion is, the flight is 10min late. So, who's right in this situation?
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