802flyguy From United States of America, joined May 2012, 236 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4491 times:
When I flew into LAX last night from PHX, the flight landed on 24L; it has been long time since I've landed on that runway. I Can't find it now (of course) but I thought I remembered reading that after several 24R/24L incidents, LAX had pretty much stopped using 24L for landings. Did I imagine that? Or is it just not common for 24L to be used for landing?
I meant to ask the flight crew, but was seated in the back of an A321; by the time I got up front, they were long gone.
vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 12139 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4355 times:
They're not too uncommon - when I go spotting at the In'n'Out, typically I'll see one 24L landing each time I'm there. I'm usually there for about 2 hours. There doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason to it. Sometimes it's WN, sometimes it's an RJ, sometimes it's a 747. But I'm sure the controllers had their reasons.
Now that I think about it, I tend to see 24L landings more frequently than 25R landings. I can only recall seeing a 25R landing maybe twice.
Oooo, and this is the perfect thread in which to post one of my favorite A.net photos (not my own):