AirFiero wrote:I don’t know why, but the flights to Tokyo have always (or the majority of the time) done that departure going back to when AA flew the route.
AirFiero wrote:I punched the filed route into ForeFlight, and it shows direct SFO at 3,500
vtdl wrote:By chance, today's (1/21/2019) ANA171 did take the "loop 9" and out to the Pacific over Half Moon Bay.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ANA ... /KSJC/RJAA
The best comparison is yesterday's (1/20/2019) CHH2990 that few inland over Oregon, Washington, Alaska,
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CHH ... /KSJC/ZBAA
vtdl wrote:Most flights take off from San Jose Airport (SJC) to a destination to the north would follow, what I understand is called, the "loop 9 departure" procedure. However, I do notice the ANA171 flights often do not follow this procedure. It takes off, turns left to NW, and off it goes. Northwest of SJC is normally where the SFO traffic is.
26point2 wrote:No it doesn't interfere with SFO arrivals. The SJC departures toward Pacific destinations (Hawaii, Asia) are cleared to OSI VORTAC (but I've always been given vectors and have never actually flown to OSI) and cross the ridge west of the airport at 5000'. inbound SFO arrivals are at 6000'+ over this ridge. Once past the SFO downwind arrival corridor a higher altitude is given.
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