Brucekn
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ORD taxi route question

Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:18 am

In the following video:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SvejOgiFIGc
At around 9’30” when the UA B772ER starts taxiing from what appears to be gate C22 or C24 to runway 10L, it appears as though the taxi route is clockwise via Alpha, Hotel, Charley and Alpha, over the freeway, to get to what appears to be Echo Echo to get to the downwind parallel to 10L. That’s basically almost a clockwise tour around the termina area, I would have thought that a shorter route would have been to get the counter-clockwise taxi on Bravo and then to. 10L. Is this a normal taxi route at ORD? I don’t know ORD at all, so have no local knowledge.

Thanks.
 
jetskipper
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Re: ORD taxi route question

Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:37 am

This is the usual taxi route for an east flow. Even when United aircraft land on 9R, instead of doubling back onto Hotel, the standard route would be Charlie, Alpha Bridge, Alpha to the Southport.
 
sdh9
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Re: ORD taxi route question

Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:57 am

ORD is not known for short taxi routes, especially with the demise of 33/T10 for departures.

After crossing the bridge, you’ll typically get to N via A15 or N2, then cross 33 on N for 10L/DD.

Of course if you’re departing 10L, somebody is probably taxiing back from 10R...
 
77H
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Re: ORD taxi route question

Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:26 am

Brucekn wrote:
In the following video:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SvejOgiFIGc
At around 9’30” when the UA B772ER starts taxiing from what appears to be gate C22 or C24 to runway 10L, it appears as though the taxi route is clockwise via Alpha, Hotel, Charley and Alpha, over the freeway, to get to what appears to be Echo Echo to get to the downwind parallel to 10L. That’s basically almost a clockwise tour around the termina area, I would have thought that a shorter route would have been to get the counter-clockwise taxi on Bravo and then to. 10L. Is this a normal taxi route at ORD? I don’t know ORD at all, so have no local knowledge.

Thanks.



I was just telling my colleague about the exact same taxi route at ORD a few months ago. The taxi was longer than the flight.

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FlyHossD
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Re: ORD taxi route question

Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:11 pm

sdh9 wrote:
ORD is not known for short taxi routes, especially with the demise of 33/T10 for departures.

After crossing the bridge, you’ll typically get to N via A15 or N2, then cross 33 on N for 10L/DD.

Of course if you’re departing 10L, somebody is probably taxiing back from 10R...


Saw some departures off of 33 just last week and hadn't seen that in quite some time.
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Brucekn
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Re: ORD taxi route question

Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:29 am

Thanks for the comments- interesting stuff. I have flown a C172 around- albeit in the clouds- so I get fascinated with how really big airports work from a traffic management perspective. I got to land and taxi back at DEN while doing my instrument rating (at night), which was quite an experience.
 
Woodreau
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Re: ORD taxi route question

Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:58 pm

Whatever you do, don't ever stop moving on A or B even if you don't know where you're going - just keeping moving on A or B and try to get word in edgewise on ground if you missed your taxi instructions.
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802flyguy
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Re: ORD taxi route question

Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:39 pm

After a recent landing at ORD, taxi time was very long indeed. While deplaning, I got a chuckle out of pilots when I asked them if we had landed on the Polderbaan at AMS.

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