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LAX Runway 24L Landing, How Common?  
User currently offline802flyguy From United States of America, joined May 2012, 187 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2278 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.

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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8996 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2276 times:
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Quoting 802flyguy (Thread starter):

I fly to LAX pretty regularly and spend some time at the airport spotting as well, but I have never seen anybody land on 24L. So I guess it does happen, but not too often.

Usually it is landing 24R and 25L. Take off 25R and 24L. But I took off from 24R and 25L as well.

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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25146 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2161 times:

The outboards tend to be for landings, and inboards for departure, but yes landings happen on 24L and 25R.

Most common reasons are 1) arrival flow is high so runway is needed 2) its a quiet period so to be courteous to airlines controllers will allow traffic to sidestep at the last minute.



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9942 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2142 times:
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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.

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User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1630 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 3):
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.

Same here. I've been to the restaurant twice and have seen two 24L arrivals - a CI 744 and an HA A330.



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