DFW amount of traffic, DAL size airport.
That def sounds legit. How do people fare coming from higher level tracons? Do you guys get any of those at all?Occupied gates. Clogged alleyways. Nowhere to stash planes while they wait for the aforementioned occupied gates to open. Aircraft on end gates having to push out onto and block your busy taxiway. Traffic volume from hell. Frequency congestion also from hell. Inboard runway arrivals in the middle of your damn departure push. That enough reasons?
I don’t work at LAX but I’ve visited the tower a couple of times. I think the only down time is in the early AM hours. If your coming from a tracon, I don’t think there’s any comparison. LAX is one of its kind. Just like JFK is one of its kind. Can’t really compare those airports to anything else in the world. Listen to ground south for a couple of days on LiveATC so you could get a idea of how it’s like. From what the controllers in the past I’ve talked to at LAX, they’ve always mentioned if you get passed ground then you’re smooth sailing. But they’ve also said to consider LAX you have to be a mad man.That def sounds legit. How do people fare coming from higher level tracons? Do you guys get any of those at all?
You don't really wanna go to LAX! What's wrong with D01? I thought that was a nice place to live and work at!For sure man. I have no doubts LAX is a beast. I worked at N90 for a while and got a good look at how busy and complex those higher level towers can get. Just finished up at D01 and this airport can really handle some volume but I don't think the tower stands up to LAX and Kennedy in terms of complexity. Don't quote me on that, though. I don't want to make it seem like those guys aren't working hard, because they move a lot of metal.