As some may know, around two months ago, I headed down to SoCal to pay a visit to family, root on my Dodgers, as well go to Disneyland. I flew through LAX on the way, and managed to snap a few flicks during my travels. Here is a recap of what I saw.
All photos taken with Sony a7, with a Sony 24-240mm f/3.5-f/6, taken raw out of camera, no editing done. Enjoy!
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PS: I do not want your unsolicited photography advice. Thank you.
Denver (DEN): Because we arrived at night, the only spotting I got to do was on the outbound leg.
N307FR, A Frontier A320neo, Champ the Bronco. She was only a mere four months old at the time.
Icelandair 757, TF-TIR, with the “80 Years of Aviation” Special livery. Very pretty bird.
Long Beach (LGB): My home for the week was just on short final for LGB, which allowed me to capture some photos of arriving jets.
A jetBlue A320, N565JB. It was only fitting that her name was “Bippity Boppity Blue”. Delivered in 2003
Another jetBlue A320, N621JB, Do-Be-Do-Be-Blue, delivered in 2005 to JB.
Yet another JB A320, “Blue by Popular Demand”. N809JB was delivered in 2012. I’m starting to see a trend…
Another one. N520JB, “Blue Velvet”. Alannahs Myles’ A320.
A surprise visitor amongst the jetBlue A320s, a Southwest 737-700, registration N704SW. Delivered to SWA in 1998.
Even though I have many more photos, I know that there is better things to do with your time than look at 20 different jetBlue A320s.
Los Angeles (LAX): I found my self having much more time than expected, so what better way to pass the time than a double-double animal style and spotting. I stopped by the Sepulveda In-N-Out before heading to my terminal, and captured a few photos while I was at it.
N950NN, an American 737-800. She was just over three years old at the time.
N971AT, a Delta 717-200. Delivered in 2001 to airTran, this bird began her career at Delta in 2015.
An Austrian 777-200, OE-LPC. This bird, on a fresh new route, was delivered to Lauda Air in 2002 before beginning work with Austrian in 2007.
N410WN, a Southwest 737-700, with “Bags Fly Free” Taped on to the fuselage.
AN Air Berlin A330-200. This bird, delivered in 2001, has spent time with Sabena, Lufthansa, Swiss, and now Air Berlin, which has been her home since 2011.
An Air China 787-9, B-7878 (Wrong, I know) arriving from Beijing. This bird was the first 789 delivered to Air China and was delivered in 2015.
Unfortunately, shortly after hopping into my cab to take me up to the terminals, an Air France and British Airways A380 passed over, but I was unable to get photos of them. Oh well. There Airbuses anyways, and nobody like those.
I headed back via Seattle, but it was dark when we arrived and no photos came out. It was the scenic route home, but the fun one. It was also my first time flying Delta in a long while, and their service was very nice, especially the options given when choosing snacks, which is the most important part.
A few photos of my trip: Non-aviation related. Was a fun time at Disney with some friends and the Dodger game.
Kenley Jansen dealing.
Cody Bellinger blasting a homerun, his second of the day, enroute to a 14-5 pummeling of the Rockies.
Flo’s V8 Cafe in Cars Land.
PPS: If you are ever in the LA area, go and check out Kogi Tacos, a food truck owned by Roy Choi. It may very well be some of the best food I’ve ever tasted.
I do have an photography Instagram, but it’s not spotting based. Just a place for you to check out some of my best shots from around the world.
Thanks, I hope you all enjoyed!