Howdy, please clear this up for me. I have visited the ATC manual and cannot find specifics on this topic.
When getting handed over from Approach to Tower (lined up on grid), I always “Call Inbound” to tower and just select “inbound for landing”. I do not specify the runway from APP because I figure it is best to leave Tower with the flexibility to direct me to an adjacent runway if needed. I feel like tower should know what runway I’m expecting since APP wouldn’t hand me over unless I was lined up.
Today on Expert at KSFO, I was handed off to tower, and for the first time I get the “please check ATC user guide…” from tower. What did I do wrong?