copaair737
Posts: 3571
Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2003 5:00 am

LAX Traffic Question

Sun May 08, 2005 11:13 am

I am debating whether to fly OAK-SLC n/s or going via LAX. The reason I would like to go via LAX is to see some exotic carriers. My question is, on a Sunday Afternoon at around 5 PM, will there be anything exotic to view at LAX (QF, TN, AI, etc.)?

-Copa
Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C, and Cocaine
 
roseflyer
Posts: 9606
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:34 am

RE: LAX Traffic Question

Sun May 08, 2005 11:23 am

You will see a number of exotic carriers then. Most of the European flights depart in the late afternoon and early evening from LAX 3-7pm range. You will miss the Asian flights since they all leave around lunch time. You will see the QF/NZ birds waiting at remote stands, but they don't leave until night. I would say that taking a walk and looking near TBIT would be interesting with most of the European carriers there along with Varig, NZ, AI if you are there long enough. And if you have time going to the burger joint off the north runways or imperial hill can be fun. LAX is fun at almost any time of the day.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
 
Capt.Fantastic
Posts: 834
Joined: Thu Aug 12, 1999 4:01 am

RE: LAX Traffic Question

Sun May 08, 2005 11:23 am

Well, how tight is the connection? I'm guessing you are flying SW, so you will have to go to Terminal 2 or Terminal 5 to see "exotic" carriers - You may have to go through security again, so I don't know if you can pass into the gate area w/ a SW boarding pass

Dude, take the NS save some time.
 
copaair737
Posts: 3571
Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2003 5:00 am

RE: LAX Traffic Question

Sun May 08, 2005 11:32 am

I have a fairly long connection,(around 4 hours) I can arrange, but I'll be taking UAX. I would like to see some of the euro carriers, so, I imagine I'll be taking it through LAX.


-Copa
Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C, and Cocaine
 
roseflyer
Posts: 9606
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:34 am

RE: LAX Traffic Question

Sun May 08, 2005 11:51 am

You could go walk around the terminals at LAX which might be fun. You could go grap dinner at the In N Out burger place too which is will be a fun afternoon of about 2 horus. The LAX terminals are great because you can really be up close to the planes while you are walking around the ticketing drive. Also UAX is good since terminal 7 security isn't very crowded in the evenings, so you should have no problem leaving, wandering around and then coming back. It might be fun!
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos