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Old Mar 2, 19, 8:03 am
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Originally Posted by Exec_Plat View Post
"Leaving the gate" seems to be "when the AA agent closes the plane door"

Not necessarily driving around the tarmac
The DOT sets the rule for recording departure time as:
7. 'Gate departure time' is the instance when the pilot releases the aircraft parking brake after passengers have loaded and aircraft doors have been closed.
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