Line Up and wait

Is it normal for an IFATC controller to have 2 planes line up on the same runway at the same time?

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Yep. Nothing wrong with it. Used to expedite departures.

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ok just checking thanks SM

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It can happen yeah, but not very often. They know what they are doing :D

As long as there is adequate spacing between aircraft on the runway when they line up, all of good. It happens a bunch at KORD where a long haul is lined up for behind a regional jet as they depart from different areas on the same runway.

Also, sorry for repetition, but I love when 2 aircraft line up and wait at the same time, just something about it.

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Yeah, it most commonly happens with intersection departures.

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