I cannot stress enough that “straight out departures only” is entered in ATIS at fields with parallel runways for a reason other than just making the text longer. It’s there for a reason, and it is not ‘adherence-optional’.
You’ve all been there. You’re fifth in line for takeoff at KLAX, and even after you get to the front you may have to LUAW for quite a while. There’s a reason for that, but you as a pilot can help shorten that time.
Pilots always seem to think I’ve forgotten about them, when the reality is more that pilots seem to think that the second their gear leave the runway they should make an immediate cut across the upwind for all the other departure runways. This means that even though I may have three departure runways, I can really only send someone out on one at a time.
So, if you find yourself temped to follow the red arrow here, don’t:
If you were the pilot trying to takeoff on 24L, you’d be a little agitated, so why would you do it to someone else?
Straight out means straight out. And when I say extend upwind, again, it’s not just because I was bored and wanted to hit a button. I meant extend upwind. Don’t acknowledge the command then blatantly ignore it.
When you’re in queue for takeoff, you want things to move quickly. So, don’t be the one slowing things down once airborne. Golden Rule and all that.