Colby Fire in Angeles National Forest has limited impact on L.A. aviation

As local readers know, Los Angeles has a forest fire burning in the Angeles National Forest, about 30 miles northeast of downtown L.A. As of late Thursday morning, an FAA spokesman said, there have not been any delays at any of the region’s airports. There has been, however a Temporary Flight Restriction around the fire meant to protect air crews trying to put out the blaze. It’s in effect until Jan. 19.

I was at LAX this morning, and the scene was ominous.Keep reading to see a video of a landing of a Qantas A380. Can you believe how dark it is?

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Qantas plans to open new lounge at LAX in 2014

An impression of what the near Qantas premium lounge at LAX will look like.

An impression of what the near Qantas premium lounge at LAX will look like.

Qantas is building a new passenger lounge at Los Angeles International Airport, the first phase of which will open in Spring 2014, airline officials announced recently.

The space, in the new $1.9 billion Tom Bradley International Terminal, will serve as the official premium lounge for most airlines in the OneWorld alliance, including Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific and British Airways.

The entire lounge will not open until later in 2014, according to Qantas. When the full space is finished, it will have a dedicated space for first class passengers.

If you look carefully below, you’ll see a snazzy indoor fire place. Not quite as cool at Air New Zealand’s outdoor fire pits in its lounge, but not bad.

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