thepinkmachine wrote:More often than not, the pilot won’t know the parking stand until after vacating the runway and receiving ATC instructions.
In some cases stand information will be sent by ACARS, or by radio from the handling agent
BravoOne wrote:Actually on some US you would know you planned arrival gate before departure, and later up dated via ACARS when in range.
CATIIIevery5yrs wrote:Usually the FO will say “I checked earlier, we are going to 33 when we get in.” Then enroute, we’ll receive a gate assignment of 35 over ACARS. Then when we land, ramp will say “I’m showing gate 37 and it’s occupied.” Then we’ll sit in a hold pad and wait for it to get all sorted out.
nws2002 wrote:In my experience, depending on the airlines, it is usually sent via ACARS or done via in range radio call. The crew usually will call in range about 20 minutes out from the airport and notify the local station of inbound SSR passengers (wheelchairs, etc), confirm the arrival gate, and confirm if any special services are required like an inoperative APU requiring GPU, ground air conditioning, and an air start.
aklrno wrote:I was on some delayed UA flights last month and the cabin crew checked my gate assignments for me using an iPad or similar device. They were able to check my connecting flights. Not ACARS I presume?
WPvsMW wrote:26p... did you arrive early? Occupied gate is common for early (or late) arrivals.
26point2 wrote:15 minute wait on the ramp for the gate and we were already running 1 hour late.
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