Do you really think that the aircraft sits at the gate/hardstand with engines running?The second flight a year or so later, we board the plane and it's eerily quiet. It took a moment or two to realize that they had shut the plane off. I mean totally off. You could hear a pin drop. We sit for about 15 minutes after everyone is seated and the "Captain" comes over the intercom to say they are talking to "flight control" for the "proper procedure" to restart the plane's engines. (Let me off this plane!)
Do what you wish with this info, but as for me I wouldn't fly Allegiant again if the flights were free.
Nah but usually there's still noise inside the cabin from A/C Packs or the APU. If it's a turn around flight most airlines don't shut the plane down completely. Depending on the airport and then the specific gate the APU may be used to provide power to the airplane as well as provide air for the climate control. A dead quiet passenger plane is rare.Do you really think that the aircraft sits at the gate/hardstand with engines running?
Not saying i wouldn't try it...just like to get there fast and you just cant beat flying..It’s been a while but I’ve taken Amtrak to and from Disney world and land several times. Service is a bit inconsistent but if you’re traveling in the sleepers it’s a very nice way to travel!