En route *

creditThis is one of the Airbus A380's that took off in Europe this morning and are scheduled to land in the U.S. about 9:30 am. As we mentioned over the weekend, the plan is for the world's largest airliner to land on the furthest-north runway at LAX then taxi to the Imperial Terminal. Info on viewing at LAX:

Los Angeles World Airports

* Arrived: Just before 9:30. John Shannon, who included a scene of 747 buffs gathered under the descent path in one of his Jack Liffey novels, emails: "I sauntered over to the triangle park in front of the In-n-Out to see the big beast come down with several hundred other folks...The A-380 wasn't all that much more impressive than a 747 (a 747 came in right ahead of it), though it has a gull-wing which they don't tell you. Hope you were there. The crowd gave it a tepid cheer." Tomorrow afternoon's takeoff might be impressive from Dockweiler Beach or the curb along Vista Del Mar.

Photo: Alex Grimm/Reuters

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