Heard these guys on the radio yesterday sweating a ten minute EFC time for LGA. I thought it a bit odd when they couldn’t accept a 20 degree turn off course after they declared min-fuel.
Now I can see why they were so concerned.
ATC: “Spirit Wings 922 maintain .81 for spacing… Spirit Wings 922 maintain .74 for spacing… Spirit Wings 922 make left 180 for spacing, keep your speed up… Spirit Wings 922 cleared direct HOLEY to hold south as published, maintain max forward speed to HOLEY…”
CA: F this, we’re going to ACY