N1120A wrote:Noise and other environmental concerns pretty much run the preferred format of flow, as does airspace. LAX is a key example of both. The airport is right on the coast and basically at one end of an airspace that includes a bunch of other airports, so it makes sense to go the way they do.
Cubsrule wrote:In a few places, counter-flow operations happen for other operational reasons. SAN in low visibility is a good example. 27 departures are almost universal, but 9 has an ILS and 27 does not so when the marine layer sets in they land and depart over the ocean.
rjsampson wrote:Where traffic and weather permits, is it common for pilots to request departures other than the active departure runway to gain favorable fuel-savings? If not, why?
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