Old Dec 26, 18, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by anabolism View Post

I wonder why? Maybe has something to do with the cost?
I don't think it is cost. Sometimes there are delays so the gates the flight is assigned to is not available. It is then usually up to the crew to request alternate gate or... wait. The alternate gate could be the remote pad. And the airlines also has operational consideration... if they need the airplane to turn for another flight in a few hours, they will tell the crew to wait. If not (e.g. plane will rest overnight), they let the crew ask for alternate gate. And that's how you end up at the remote LAX parking gate.
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