1145PST:Local station Channel 7-KABC, just announced (and featured da' Mayor and entourage) at LAX. Annoucing a $225 million USD renovation at the Bradley Terminal-TBIT. The annoucement basically says 40% of expenditures will be security upgrades and the remainder being a complete redesigining of the ticketing areas and boarding lounges. Doesn't sound like much...but the key phrase came with the reporters closing words...I quote "The renovation is expected to be completed by 2006". Now is this coincidence, that the A380 enters service at the same time!
Not read more into this than there really is..but this has to be a backdoor entrance to getting TBIT tweaked and ratched up to accomodate the double decker winged wonder. There's no doubt in my mind that Branson & The Govenator summoned the mayor up to Sacramento and knocked him over the head with some serious numbers until he came around to see things their way!