spiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1807 times:
When I was at JFK on Tuesday I noticed that when intl heavies landed on 4R, they taxied back along the runway to the brginning of the runwY and crossed at 4L. I also noticed that when they were doing parallels, the only aircraft I saw land on 4L were JetBlues (invluding the redsox plane ), a DL 738, and the LH a388. I fiured it was because they were using 4L for departures and didnt want planes that took a lot of time and runway to stop.
Av8tor From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 130 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1527 times:
Quoting jfklganyc (Thread starter): Tower is now feeding 31L at KE from both sides of the runway, having several aircraft cross 31L at K, making a right turn on KC and then another right on KE.
When aircraft are told to taxi to the other side to depart at KE from the bayside, it's most likely because they have a flow time to their destination, their route/departure fix is shut down or they are working on getting numbers or working on a maintenance issue. Basically, it's to get them out of the way.
LONGisland89 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 633 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (10 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1206 times:
I used KE from the bayside flying out of JFK last summer. We didn't have an EDCT time and there was a constant flow back and forth from both sides of KE. I assumed it was to ease congestion on B and A. It seemed to me to be orchestrated pretty well because there was never more than three or four aircraft on KE & KC as to not block aircraft from going to 4L via K.