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Old Feb 7, 18, 11:24 am
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Not only is gate space tight at many airports, but it is expensive.

A better question to OP is to ask whether he would be willing to pay more for his tickets in order to permit AS to lease more gates to sit empty (most of the time) but be available when an aircraft is early.

This is a problem at large airports too. Gates are scheduled to the minute because the timing is convenient and because there is pressure on costs.
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