I was able to attend MY's LAX inaugural yesterday. I've posted a full report on my blog, here and you can see all my pics here, including a shot from the tarmac of the aircraft passing under the water arch. (Sorry about the quality). There were a few interesting tidbits that came from CEO Bill Stockbridge himself.
*The 5th 762 enters service on Sep 25. It will start as an operational spare, but in either 4Q07 or 1Q08 they will add a sun destination in Florida. We've seen the MIA rumors floating around here, but I would think it could potentially be MCO as an alternate. But it is confirmed by Stockbridge that Florida is next.
*He also said they expect to be the biggest beneficiaries of open skies. He gave a LAX-STN-DXB route as an example saying that with open skies they can carry local pax from STN to DXB. I don't think that was a hint that this route was imminent, but it wouldn't be a bad one for an all business class airline.
*Apparently, 25% of traffic connects beyond STN. I didn't realize it was such a high number.
I think that's it for big news. It was a fun event, and though I didn't take the flight, I did get a chance to hop on the plane and test out the seat. It's surprisingly comfortable.