Thanksgiving night, and the scope is empty: Those are ten-mile range marks, and not a plane on any of the finals!
But this was what the traffic into the airport looked like at six in the morning on the Sunday after: backed up way down Century Blvd.
A while back, a reader asked about Tristars at LAX. Lockheed 1011s are few and far between these days, but this one passed through during the week. Notice the immense difference in having the sun behind the camera as opposed to in front of it!
Shortly after my last post, in which I mentioned that Qantas was going to resume A380 service on the Sydney-Singapore-London route, all three of the A380s on the ground at LAX were flown out to Sydney. I didn't see them go, but coworkers told me that they all went out as non-revenue flights. Qantas has said that they are limiting the power used on their A380 engines, pending further testing. The reduction in available power means that the A380s are not able to operate on the LAX flights because of the heavier required fuel loads. So in the meantime, we get to see more sights like this: