A380 arrives Monday

Qantas begins using the Airbus monster for its service between L.A. and Melbourne (there also are flights to Sydney). The plane is so big that a couple of gates at the Tom Bradley International Terminal had to be refahioned. The first flight from Melbourne is scheduled to arrive on Monday at 7:30 a.m. It's sold out, in case you're wondering. Qantas has a big presence in L.A., but airline officials have been unhappy with the cramped facilities and warned the LAX folks to overhaul the international terminal. Otherwise, they would consider moving the A380 flights to SF. Since then, several plans have been considered. The latest idea would involve building concourses on either side of the main Bradley building. (Daily Breeze)

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