Hawaiian did when I first was hired. Somewhere around 2009 they stopped being allowed unless it is VFR. Then we can do a VFR pattern around the airport to the proper runway.JB puts a bow on it - for you airline guys does your company allow circle to land?
I had a SIC type in the MD-80 that restricted me from circle to land. Before that it was just company policy that Capts flew the circle. Only saw it once in 30 years. Ferried a Mad Dog from ONT to LGB as a tag leg. I was a nugget. Crappy weather, short trip, never above about 10K, 4 freq changes, I was behind the plane and not all the help I could have been. In the circle the boss says, "Lost it...should see it shortly...think we are good, ah, right where it should be". Old Air Cal guy had the area memorized. If the FAA mandated dropping them for Part 121 ops it would be good with me.Hawaiian did when I first was hired. Somewhere around 2009 they stopped being allowed unless it is VFR. Then we can do a VFR pattern around the airport to the proper runway.
I thinks this came from FAA guidance and is now the norm.
In DCA, the Mount Vernon Visual or ILS 1 circle to land 33 is a pretty common procedure. I will always brief the audible to 33 if we are landing that direction. And I encourage FOs to do the same thing, but I won't let a FO do it unless I have already seen them land and am confident that they can do it on a 5,200 foot runway.AA did when I was there. FOs not allowed to perform and was prohibited at certain airports. Always thought it came under the heading Trying too Hard.
DFW still does it. It's frequently on the ATIS but they only actually use it when they need to cross taxiing traffic that landed on one of the diagonal runways (i.e. 13R taxiing inbound, crosses the far end of 18R and 18R landing traffic gets issued the LAHSO) or traffic taxiing from the farthest parallel (i.e. landed 35R and now taxiing across 35C, 35C landing traffic gets LAHSO). The available distance is still 10,000 feet. That's a pretty extraordinary airport though, normal ops are four landing runways plus two for takeoffs.DFW used them all the time. Last time I flew the line was almost 3 years ago. They were still using them. All sorts of limitations though. Not on wet or contaminated runways, no tail wind, not at night and airplane limitations as well.