I was on the Advanced Server in Kahului Intl. After taxiing to Rwy 02 I requested take-off and the ATC wanted me to line up and wait, so I did. After 2 minutes of waiting, another Aircraft, Southwest 38, requested take-off and got permission for immediate take-off, while I was still sitting on that certain runway. Thankfully, southwest 38 held short and after a while I asked again for take-off clearance. Funnily the ATC told me to hold short, which obviously didn’t make much sense and told Southwest 38 again to take off immediately, so in the end the guy just “drove” past me, which was fair enough, since it could have taken some time otherwise… Since I didn’t know what to do and in order to don’t getting ghosted for blocking the runway I ended the flight…
I’d just like to have the opportunity to speak to the ATC what the problem was, or if eventually I made a mistake?
And even more important, what should or could I’ve done? So if anyone could help me I would really appreciate it!
I also have the name of the ATC but don’t want to write it here in public.
And just to be clear, I do NOT want to criticise you ATC guys in any way! 99% of time, you do absolutely amazing work, even in the most awful conditions!
It was just a slight inconvenience and I want to know how to avoid it in the future.