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Issue: KPHL-KDFW

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I did a flight yesterday from KPHL-KDFW. KDFW ATIS said that Rwy 13R is in use. As a good pilot however, I waited for the clearance from ATC. Approach told me to expect 13R as well. However...I was vectored to Rwy 35R and had to declare a missed approach. Also, I was running a little bit low on fuel during the hold with about 1500 lbs remaining and wanted to get ATCs attention to declare a low fuel emergency to prevent my passengers and most importantly me(!) a horrible plunge from 5000 feet, but there was no such option. KDFW is standard FS9 scenery with no additional AFCADs, unless Ultimate Traffic did.Full flightplan: KPHL DPONT 5S51 OTT J42 MEM J66 LIT.BYP5 KDFW

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if there are a lot of planes in the area, 60 miles out, i won't see any ai at kdfw, and i go with a runway selection based on the wind.i'm surprised approach told you 13R, and then vectored you to 35R. i'd have to see a log, to be able to explain it.as mentioned in another post, emergencies are really only implemented in enroute phase of flight.were you on tower or approach frequency when you went looking for emergencies?jd

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Yea, I found that rather strange as well, especially since I heard heavy ATC chatter (not canned) to clear some fellow AI planes to 13R and some to 35R.And, yes, I was on Tower when I wanted to request the emergency, but even when I got handed over to Approach again the emergencies were unavailable. Kinda good to know that someone could hijack my plane on short final ;-) Just kidding.Thanks jd!

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