airzim wrote:I'm curious if anyone remembers how gates/stands were assigned at Kai Tak. On the several times I arrived/departed from HKG, I used both hard stands and jetways but there never seemed to be any rhyme or reason why sometimes you'd get a jetway and sometimes deplane from the airstairs. Also didn't seem to matter what airline. Although I always seemed to get the airstairs when it was torrential rain!
I wonder if it was something the airlines needed to pay for, or just assigned based on ramp flow optimization.
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