VIDEO: World's largest airliner comes to L.A. (phew!)

This morning I was at LAX to watch the world's largest airliner touch down in the United States for the first time. The Airbus A380 flew here direct from Toulouse, France. Another A380 landed nearly simultaneously at New York's JFK airport. Apparently, we were almost stood up.

In my video report I ask the president of the Los Angeles Airport Commission why Airbus almost flaked on its date with L.A., I check in with the A380's pilot, and some students from Richard Henry Dana Middle School give me a lesson in aviation 101. Take a look:

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LAO video edited by Alex Gans and photographed by Thomas Macker

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