|AUTO||D - 12L 12R 17||VFR|
|A - 12L 12R|
Aircraft on a downwind segment of an arrival should not turn base or final without authorization. Downwind arrivals are usually sequenced between base leg arrivals (i.e. KKILR arrival to 30L). Turning without an instruction can interfere with the sequene and may potentially create a loss of separation between aircraft.
When instructed to descend via an arrival/transition pair, it's always a good idea to re-check that the waypoints are programmed into the FMC correctly. Flying a transition that has not been assigned to you can cause a loss of separation.
Most waypoints on KMSP arrivals are "at-or-above", meaning that pilots do not need to immediately descend to the lowest legal altitude as published. The goal should be to hit the only hard altitude restriction published (i.e. GREAK at 8,000 and 230kts.)
Unless otherwise instructed, pilots should follow the speed restrictions listed on the chart. Descending too fast or too slow can lead to loss of separation.
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