Have you ever wondered what it’s like to drive on an airport tarmac? It’s complicated stuff, as I witnessed recently at Los Angeles International Airport, where I rode around the airfield with an airport executive.
There are unique rules on the airfield, especially when it comes to right-of-way. According to these rules, airplanes always get to go first. Pretty much no matter what.
Read on to see the rules at LAX, as published on the airport operator’s website:
JetBlue is naming its new first class cabin, “Mint.” Photo courtesy of the airline.
You’ll have to wait until next June to try it out, but JetBlue Airways officially unveiled its new “first class” product on Monday at an event in New York City. The product will only be available on certain transcontinental routes.
What airline serves four continents but has only five planes?
I’ll see if I can find some airplane swag for the first correct answer.
Leave your guesses in the comments section.
I’m thinking of one airline in particular, but I suppose it’s possible this airline is not the only one with that distinction.
One of the great things about California are laws that require anyone seeking to build a major structure here to analyze a host of environmental and historical factors before construction begins.
It is as a result of one of these reports that I have learned elephants once roamed the area on which the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport now exists. “These remains were recovered approximately 25 feet below the modern ground surface,” a report reads. Within 2 miles, experts have also found evidence of mammoth, horse, bison and speckled sanddab, according to the report.
In this case, it does not appear that the discovery of these remains has influenced any airport operations or building projects.
There is more good news, with respect to the new Midfield Concourse airport officials hope to build, to the west of the current international terminal. The report suggests that there are no “Native American sacred sites or human remains within the project property.”
Want to read one of these Cultural Assessment Reports for yourself? Here’s a link to one, studying a Midfield Concourse that is on the airport’s wish list.
American Airlines has a problem at LAX. Its Terminal 4 is next to ongoing construction at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, and it sometimes loses access to gates as a result. Now that Bradley construction has moved into Phase 2, American will be further inconvenienced.