Don't get me wrong I'm not saying it cant be done because I know that the A346 has operated to LAX
a couple of times in the past. However out of the 20 or so times I have flown to LAX
about 8 of them we have shut down the engines on the taxiway and been towed onto the gate because the clearance was so tight. The stands on the east side as well as the ones on the end of the pier can handle up to a B744 but not with one on every gate. A VS
B744 captain I know says it is always tight maneuvering onto the stands at LAX
and if there is any doubt they just shut down and wait for a tow. If you observe the clearances between wingtips there is often very little air between them. Aside from this the main problem with the A346 is length which does not compare to an A343 or B744. If the aircraft parked right at the end of the pier it would infringe onto the active taxiway. It can only park at one of two(I think!) stands that are at an approximate 45' angle to the direction of the pier and even then will infringe onto the adjacent stands meaning larger aircraft can not be accomodated.
So long 701, it was nice knowing you.