PilotNtrng, When you've got some hours logged understand the system, and seen other traffic while actually in the air your perspective of this will change.
Aeroflot777, Kl911. This is not meant as an insult, or put down. Your remarks show that you are not seasoned in the aviation field.
Don't let photos, news reports from untrained sources, or other nonaviation sources influence you thoughts on aviation matters. Trust me. Everything you see in those photos is camera magic, and completely safe. Were it not, every Commercial Pilot and ATC group would have ended it years ago. Directly over, or a mile or two either side of LAX
is the safest place to be in the skies of southern California.
I don't understand everything I don't know about this.