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Old Feb 1, 19, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by marcosscriven View Post
Somewhat annoyingly I read on Twitter this happened an hour ago, before we’d boarded. Only when they’ve safely got everyone in and locked up do they share the bad news.
I think this actually makes sense.

Once boarded and the Captain and the aircraft is ready to go then for whatever the reason, temporary weather, debris, technical or any other reason then as soon as it re-opens then ATC will be ready to sort which aircraft are all set to go, in the queue. I'd honestly rather that than wait until it re-opens and then start the boarding process.

The apron and runway movements can be very dynamic and delays can indeed shorten, I've experienced that myself a few times, however in some cases aircraft may have to wait a little longer.
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