Hello there, this is my first post on this forum.
I began flying the B763 recently and one of my favourite destinations is JFK,
Last week I was incoming from south america and the ATIS had a wind from 260 and runway 31R for landing. (so far so good)
On the following ATIS bradcasts the wind began to change to 310 and increase, but they changed the landing runways to 4L/R
I ended up landing a complicated xwind approach to RWY 4R with a wind of 31011G32KT
My question here is if there is a good reason why they use RWY4 configuration with such a crosswind instead of keeping RWY31 configuration for a better landing.
I was thinking about conflicting traffic from nearby airports but RWY31R approach is over the water so I would think this would be another reason to prefer RWY31