|Quoting flySFO (Thread starter):|
For SFO, the norm is heavies depart 28R/L, everyone else depart 1R/L, all arrivals on 28R/L. I'm not sure what the alternate(s) configurations are, but I have landed on 19R/L before during some bad weather and I think I saw departures on the 10s.
|Quoting 26point2 (Reply 4):|
SJC/SFO/OAK have a unique arrangement in that they usually have to coordinate directional flow together.
|Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 3):|
Aircraft arriving at airports like LAX are normally assigned to the outer runway closest to their departure airport, but there are plenty of exceptions. As you mentioned Southwest flights will file for a STAR and request an approach for the landing runway closest to their terminal / parking spot. Many other airlines do the same thing.
Normally an airplane will taxi to the closest departure runway, even if that may require some additional routing once the plane is aloft to head toward the desintation, such as the aircraft which takeoff from the south runway at LAX headed for SFO. The studies have shown the plane would use more fuel and more time to taxi across the airport to use the north runway than if they took off on the south runway and make a couple extra turns in the air.
|Quoting aklrno (Reply 9):|
My experience at LAX (maybe several hundred times) is that flights from the east may get runways based on their terminal location, but flights approaching from the north always arrive on 24R and flights from the south (like from Australia/New Zealand) always land on 25L.
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