GalaxyFlyer wrote:When the agent starts loading based on lax count, company policy, etc. Has nothing to do with cockpit prep other than both are up against the scheduled push time.
TS-IOR wrote:Pax are not loaded.. they are embarked or boarded.
atcdan wrote:As an added data point, IFR or airways clearances are available in the US only 30 minutes prior to the proposed time of departure.
While the pilots will have a release from the airline, they won’t have confirmation of the clearance (including and change in route or altitude) or the squawk up until this point.
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