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A380 Spotting At LAX  
User currently offlineAio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 929 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8056 times:

Hello and happy holidays!

I want to know if someone can give me some advice on spotting the Qantas A380 arrival this week at LAX. I’d like to watch it land. The only spot I’m familiar with is by the In N Out. Does anyone know if that is in fact the runway it lands on? If it comes in on the other side of the airport, can you advise a good place to spot close by? I show a Friday 7:30am arrival of QF93 from MEL.

Thanks so much for any insight!

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User currently offlineFlybaurLAX From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7914 times:

Either go near the Proud Bird to watch it, or go to Imperial Hill. You can see it approaching off in the distance if the weather is nice, but you can't actually see it touch down; however you do get to see it roll out and then turn around and taxi to the gate from RWY 25L.
Here's a link to the map.


Boilerup! Go Purdue!
User currently offlineAirvan00 From Australia, joined Oct 2008, 799 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7687 times:

If you miss the QF94 380 on Friday, there will be another 380 4 hrs later on QF11.

User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3892 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7505 times:

Quoting Airvan00 (Reply 2):

So, will there be two QF A380's on the ground at LAX at the same time? And when does SQ start their A380 flights to LAX? Would be great to see a few different airlines on the ground at the same time. Love to see photos if anyone can get them (and post).


come visit the south pacific
User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6593 times:

Another option to capture the A380 is go to the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, take the elevator up to the 12th floor, any higher and you need a room key to over ride the system. At the end of each hallway there is a rounded window overlooking the airport grounds. I stayed there Nov, 6th through the 8th and was on the 14th (really 13th floor) but like many other hotels they will not mark it the 13th. Anyway I had seen that Qantas was flying the A380 in at around 9:20 a.m on the 7th, so I hung out in my room which faced the City/Hollywood sign and covered the arrivals on to runways 24L and 24R.


I heard the A380 was being brought in to runway 25L, so I grabbed a camera, and ran to the other end of the hall to catch a few shots as she came in.



[Edited 2008-12-26 09:55:44]

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User currently offlineCaleb1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 524 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6223 times:
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I tried going to the rooftop parking at Longs Drugs in Westchester on Christmas Eve at noon to do some spotting. I was approached by the FBI because he said he received notice of a suspicious looking character. The agent was civil, but he did ask me to leave the premises and to go to the In N Out instead if I wanted to watch the planes.

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