Viflyer From US Virgin Islands, joined May 1999, 496 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1124 times:
At ORD if your inbound and in the air ATC either slow you down, put you in a hold, and/or give you radar vectors to slow down the arrivals which they switch runways. If your inbound and on the ground usually your given a specific takeoff time (aka. wheels up time) by ATC, which if it's short (less than 45 min and delays due to the wind shifting are usually short, 5-15 min) and your still at the gate most crews opt to board and wait for the time to expire at the end of the runway. If it's long (more than 1 hour or so) most tend to hold off boarding until some time expires.
As for outbound the just have the aircraft on the ground taxi to the new runway they're using. It's suppose to be in order but I've done flights where we lucked out because we were at the end of the line and when they switched runway, since we were the closest to the new runway we got out before everyone else.
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1110 times:
This happened just this morning at my local airport. There were 5 jets inbound on a STAR for runway 23- 2 QF 737's, 2 DJ 737's and a CX 747-400. The DJ 737 took the 4 kt tailwind component and landed on 23, whilst the other 4 were vectored around for RWY 05 overflying my house in the process.