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LAX tower explains to American pilot new rules
« on: August 20, 2012, 03:51:22 AM »
LAX running a little less efficient at night due to the incident at Reagan, but they have applied for a waiver.  American 14 requested 7L instead of 6L, but complex changes are not allowed now.
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Re: LAX tower explains to American pilot new rules
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 08:48:34 AM »
Happens all the time now at KROC. They usually use runway 22 due to prevailing winds but on nights when the winds are low and the traffic light, arriving A/C would often request 04 to shave a few minutes off their flight time.  (A lot of ROC traffic comes up from the south so 04 is direct and 22 requires a big circle over Lake Ontario.)  Even at midnight with no departures until 6AM and only one arrival, they can't offer 04 if 22 is officially active.

I suspect this is going to be relaxed eventually.  The new procedures are going to cost airlines a lot of time and fuel, cumulatively, especially at small airports.  The FAA seems to be pretty sensitive to the airlines' needs.