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Old Feb 14, 19, 3:31 pm
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AA 5040 JFK-RDU today. We pushed back on time then taxied for 50 minutes. We were third in line to take off after getting through the massive queue when the Captain announced we had used so much fuel we were now below our minimum takeoff amount. We had to return to the gate for more fuel which took another 40 minutes. This was thoroughly unpleasant and seems to be like an avoidable problem.
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