Years ago, I was on a UAL DC10 on approach to EWR. As I listened on channel 9 the pilots were asked if they were able to sidestep to runway 22R. We were on approach to 22L and I believe we were about 2 miles out at the time. After the pilots answered affirmative to the runway change, a Virgin Atlantic flight (VS002) was cleared to position and hold on 22L by the EWR tower. At that time, 22L/4R was the longest runway at 9,300 feet if my memory is correct. That runway is now about 10,000 feet. RWY 22R/4L was only 8,200 feet long at that time. It is now 11,000 feet long. If only I had that runway when I used to loadplan UA803 EWR-NRT operating in 747-SP equipment! By the way, I used to also load plan VS002 at that time also.