Why was this flight asked to cross known active departure
paths on approach to KSMF?

flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA5 … /KLAS/KSMF


Because it’s Southwest and they can do anything (sigh - and they are so dreamy, too!)


Maybe becuase they did the Wraps3 or Tudor1 arrival based on wind conditions.

What makes you think they crossed a ACTIVE departure path? Winds were out of the NW.

flightaware.com/resources/airport/KSMF and look at the STARs.



Lots of SID and STAR routes intersect…they just intersect at different altitudes…