AA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 803 posts, RR: 14 Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1655 times:
While listening to LGA Atis tonight they said that runway 4 approach was in use. After that they said that only 4600ft was operational tonight. I was thinking....could the 757's or 767's land? Would they be diverted to either JFK or EWR?
Shaun3000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 445 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1604 times:
No, that wouldn't be on ATIS. Maybe mention of LAHSO going on, but they wouldn't limit the available length of a runway just for LAHSO. There was probably construction or something going on.
Land and Hold Short Ops (LAHSO) is optional. ATC can clear you to LAHS before some runway, but the PIC can reject this. This would result in either one plane going around if both are landing, or either holding the plane waiting to take-off on teh crossing runway or sending the landing plane around. Pilots are not required to accept LAHS clearances. It doesn't matter if there's not enough runway, the pilot isn't confident he will be able to touch down in time to stop before the LAHS point, or he just doesn't feel like it. Pilots do not have to accept it.