Expert server ATC, I want to ask how tower/approach makes planes arriving line up? Sometimes I think they make planes “line up” following the line in order who is first even if a plane is closer and more convenient.
Example: a plane just arrived and did not line up for a long time but he is already ready to land near the runway. Another plane waited 10 minutes but he is 30 NM away. The ATC makes the line go in order, so they tell the plane which waited 10 minutes to go first and make the nearer plane fly far away to the back to line up even if it is more convenient to just let him go first.
This happens to me a lot it is very annoying. Please tell me, how the planes are supposed to line up. Just now the ATC made me do left 360 2 times, and 1 time it was behind the plane I was first in front of him!