HAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2610 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6103 times:
Yes, that landing was on 8L. For widebody aircraft (unless it is late at night or Kona winds are blowing) almost all landings are made on 8L. Very occasionally we'll land on 4R if the winds are blowing that way, or if there's a lot of traffic in the area requiring two runways to be used simultaneously. 4R is also the normal runway for late night/early morning arrivals. I haven't yet seen anyone land on the reef runway (8R) in normal conditions. However in the winter it is common to do the approach to the reef runway the other direction (26L, the one 777fan likes so much).
One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.