Last week, Korean Air became the third airline to operate the A380 on scheduled flights at LAX, flying between Los Angeles and Seoul three times a week. I missed the inaugural flight thanks to a plumbing emergency at the theater, and since then the weather has not been ideal for photos. But here they are anyway, showing a recent arrival on Runway 25 Left on a very hazy morning:
Like Qantas and Singapore, the Korean A380 will usually be parked at either gate 101 or 123; in this case the former:
And here with an American Eagle E140 and a SkyWest E120
Conditions were somewhat better by departure time. Due to taxiway construction on the north side of the airport, Runway 25 Left was the preferred runway for Korean's midday departure:Korean A380 on Taxiway Alpha, All Nippon B773 on Bravo, SkyWest E120 on Charlie
For those planespotters among you, here is the schedule for A380s at LAX:
According to this schedule, which we received from the airport, Thursday is the best day for seeing an A380 at LAX: That's the one day that you can see A380s from all three carriers.