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Old Oct 9, 19, 2:42 am
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SFOTraveler1984
 
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Originally Posted by SK AAR View Post
For unforeseen reasons schedules are some times messed up and some flights can't depart on time. The flights mentioned above are often selected for late departure because the a/c will stand idle for several hours before returning to IST at outstations like CPT, CAN, HKG etc, i.e. the inbound flight to IST will not be delayed despite the a/c left IST very late.

Also from destinations like CPT and CAN there will be few pax with onward flights, i.e. fewer pax will misconnect if these destinations are selected than e.g. BKK or SIN (admittedly, HKG would be expected to have many pax with onward flights ex HKG).
That's good background info. Thanks! BKK is also often one of the flights that leave IST very late - guess it is also because the aircraft is idle in BKK for several hours.
see TK68 on 1st oct, 28th & 8th&2nd September and 30th August. Left IST at 6am rather than planned 1am. But since the aircraft is parked at BKK for several hours, the return is still on time.
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