Ok...here's one that left me a bit baffled. Maybe some of you can help me.
I saw a Lufthansa 747-400 at about 1230 this afternoon on approach to LAX.
Nothing too exciting about that, except the path I saw it taking.
It came from west to east, to make the 180 degree turn onto finals. It was the same path I normally see the planes from northern CA, PDX, SEA, etc., and the Pacific heavies coming from.
I was surpised by this because I normally see all the European traffic come in from the east.
Does this mean that LH has flights from the Pacific to LAX, or was this a hideously distorted approach?
By the way, I got a perfect view of this while driving on Interstate 5 through downtown LA, enroute from Burbank to Orange County.