802flyguy
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LAX Runway 24L Landing, How Common?

Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:32 pm

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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RE: LAX Runway 24L Landing, How Common?

Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:35 pm

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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RE: LAX Runway 24L Landing, How Common?

Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:14 am

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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RE: LAX Runway 24L Landing, How Common?

Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:21 am

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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RE: LAX Runway 24L Landing, How Common?

Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:34 am

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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