This is a question that's been bothering me for some time so I decided to ask here. I'm sure there are pilots out there who fly into JFK. I know that runway 13R is not equipped with ILS and that is probably why most landings are on 13L. While spotting at JFK the other day, I saw a JL 744 land on 13R. I understand he should've done visual approach (correct me if I'm wrong), but the landing looked perfect.
My question is... how difficult is it to visually land a 744? Wouldn't it be much easier to do ILS approach to 13L? Or does the long taxi from 13L back to T1 outweights this option?