Flight 1455 departed McCarran International Airport (LAS), Las Vegas, Nevada at 1650, more than 2 hours behind schedule due to inclement weather in the area. At 1804:02, when the aircraft was north of the BURouter marker, the SoCal approach controller instructed the aircraft to maintain or greater until further notice. The controller later indicated this was to place the aircraft into the approach pattern between two other flights. The captain acknowledged the instructions.
At 1804:42 the first officer informed the captain that the target airspeed for landing would be . This value was based on standard procedures in the... Read More