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User currently offlineCx744 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 8 posts, RR: 0
Posted (16 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

Last Monday, I flew Southwest into LAX using runway
6R. Before then, I always landed using 24R. Why did
the airlines takeoff and land into the east on that
particular day?

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User currently offlineRalgha From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 1614 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (16 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

The direction that airplanes land depends on the wind velocity. Airplanes should always land into the wind unless it is less than 5 knots or so (possibly higher for airliners). All airports have designated "calm wind" runways that are used when the wind is below 5 knots, and this is why airplanes usually land on 24R/L and 25R/L at LAX.

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