Remember the good ole days at Los Angeles International Airport? It was filled with four engined domestic flights on widebodies like the Boeing 747-100 and L-1011.
Times have definitely changed at LAX. Today, it is dominated by the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 series jet along with a host of 787 and 777 flying the international routes. While there are a number of 747 cargo flights, most passenger 747s are now a thing of the past. Even a A380 is becoming rare these days.
In the video, you’ll see a United Boeing 747-100 probably arriving from either Honolulu or Chicago O’hare along with an Eastern Airlines L-1011 preparing to depart to Atlanta. You’ll also see a host of Western Airlines 727s and a TWA 707 at the gate. This two minute video also features international 747 arrivals from Lufthansa and Air France. It’s worth a watch…and makes us pine for the days long gone where both variety, prestige, and size mattered more than efficiency.
The video was posted on YouTube by SDMullis. Check it out!