I was just looking at photo's of LAX and saw this photo where you can see Qantas 744's parked at one of the maintenance hangars (ex-TW) in LAX and was wondering why they are parked their for. When I went to San Francisco via LAX with Pan Am in 1991, I also saw three Qantas 747's parked near a maintenance facility, at the time they were one 747-400, one 747-200 and one 747SP. I had to wait there for a few hours and still saw them parked there when we left.
Does Qantas park there aircraft at those maintenance hangars for a particular reason? Do there flights arrive in the morning and leave in the evening? If so, why would they park there aicraft at a maintenance hangar? Are there no buffer zones at LAX where aircraft can be parked for a longer period?
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