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User currently offlineflySFO From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 109 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

SJC has two parallel runways: 30L and 30R, with the terminals being on the side of 30R. In normal operations, aircraft depart 30R and land 30L. However over the past week, all departures seem to be off 30L, and some landings as well. Does anyone know the reason for this?

And in general, when airports have a pair(s) of parallel runways (LAX is another example), is their a reason that the runway closer to the terminals is usually the departure runway, while the outer runway(s) with respect to the terminal ramp area is the arrival runway. Given that either way, either landings or takeoffs must cross and active runway, why is this the norm these days?

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User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 786 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

Yes..

SJC 07/028 SJC RWY 12L/30R CLSD WEF(effective from) 1307221430-1308220659


User currently offlinebaqnav From United States of America, joined Jun 2013, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1225 times:
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26point2 is correct,

I landed and departed on 30L this week. To make my first departure on 30L more memorable, I got a laser event on departure too!



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User currently offlinechristao17 From Thailand, joined Apr 2005, 934 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 973 times:

If you think about the logistics of the traffic flow, it makes sense for departures to be from the runway closest to the terminal and for the landing flights to be on the runway further away. That way, an airplane can be in position and holding on the departure runway without having to cross in front of landing traffic.

Yes, the landing traffic will need to cross the departure runway, but since an airplane that is lining up to depart is moving slowly, there is more of a margin for safety than if a taxiing airplane has to cross the landing runway.

Hopefully, I've explained that clearly! =D



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