We’re back in the OC tonight. Why is flying so exhausting? We are all bushed.
The drive back from LAX was amazing! No traffic. How very un-SoCal.
On the way to Milwaukee our little 737-300 taxied by an Emirates Airbus 380-800. What a behemoth. My seat was lower than its wing! The A380-800 is bigger than nearly all 747s.
It’s got 399 seats in Economy, plus 75 in Business. There are also 14 “closed suites” in First Class for the 16 hour flight to the Persian Gulf.
Winner of the “Best Paint Job” award goes to Air New Zealand for this black, silver and gray 777.
Nearly every flight from LAX exits over the ocean. On the way out we flew over the Port of Los Angeles. It might as well be considered a wormhole in the space-time continuum connecting China and America.
Look closely at the cranes. Ships used to unload in port. Now everything stays in its container and moves on.
We also flew by Rancho Palos Verde. When I took this shot I didn’t realize the Trump National Golf Course Los Angeles is cut off on the right. If I would have known I would have aimed farther left.