Why does everyone hold in position when Air Force One is just taxiing? This can cause a delay that could cascade to other airports.

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    $\begingroup$ Because the PotUS' security detail is paranoid. $\endgroup$ Jul 7, 2017 at 8:37
  • $\begingroup$ Since AF1 movements are generally planned, airlines do have a chance to take steps to minimize delays - They probably still occur, but can be reduced. $\endgroup$ Jul 7, 2017 at 12:59

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No doubt security has a lot to do with it. With only one vehicle supposed to move on the airport premises, everything else that moves can be easily spotted and classified as a potential threat, and resources dispatched to handle it.

If there are dozens of other aircraft and hundreds of cars and trucks moving around, this gets a lot harder.


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