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Why Are They Using 6/7 Parallels At LAX?  
User currently offlineFlyblue777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 60 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

I don't often hear the use of the 6/7 parallels, except during the early mornings hours.

Any reason why they're now using runways 6/7...weather, wind??

Ed (Flyblue777)

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21526 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

Winds are out of the southeast, though not strong enough that they couldn't land with the tailwind.

It might have something to do with noise abatement.

-Mir



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User currently offlineDispatchguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1249 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

True, and looking at the LAX TAF (121309Z), the winds are forecast to remain from the east at least until 0100Z, so, my guess is that it would be easier as the day progresses just to remain in an east flow; I dont know what it entails for LAX to switch the airport around once the day is really in full swing...


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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5970 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2030 times:



Quoting Dispatchguy (Reply 2):
I dont know what it entails for LAX to switch the airport around once the day is really in full swing...

Since the majority of traffic comes from the east, it's easier to just draw a line and have everyone after that line land east. There would be a little holding from the western arrivals, but there's generally not that much traffic, plus plenty of alternates in that area to not pose an issue.



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