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The term is rarely used, at least that I am familiar with in the US, but the times I have heard it used, the aircraft is parked on a ramp, away from the terminal building. This has always been close to a main taxiway, and away from the pushoff movement area around the terminal building. The line crew have called it short parked, because the taxi is ...


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"short parking" seems to be an informal European term for "short-term parking". So it's referring to the time a vehicle is parked, not the distance. If I heard it about the location of an airliner, I'd think they meant that the gate areas were full and it had to be put somewhere temporary (and inconvenient) this time.


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In almost two decades of flying for airlines, I've never seen it done, and never heard of any program to facilitate such staffing.


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