Just arrived home from my flight on UA779 - while on final at 1000 the pilot pulled up abruptly, returned to 3,000 and circled around. He made an announcement about 3-5 minutes later saying the ATC was chewing him out because they didn’t like his spacing. Do any of the experts on here see anything notable?
no, it happens at busy airports. He was probably turned in 3-4 miles behind the airplane in front of you but was a bit lax in slowing down and lost the 3 mile minimum spacing.
I just listed to the archive of KLGA tower and that is exactly what happened. Thanks for your reply.
You gotta expect to lose a few.