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LAX Rolls Out the Red Carpet for the British Airways A380

September 26, 2013 at 3:58 PM | by | ()

As the 14 lucky First Class passengers on the new British Airways Airbus A380 were working their way through The Langham London’s afternoon tea and five-course tasting menu en route to Los Angeles, we were already on the ground in California for a proper welcome following its maiden long-haul flight.

There was a water cannon salute made over the aircraft by the LAX fire brigade, and champagne, cupcakes, and little A380 models at the gate. Passengers were even treated to a red carpet and step-and-repeat complete with Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Charlie Chaplin impersonators.

We also hopped onboard to bring BA’s new baby back home to London-Heathrow, giving us a chance to try out a true long-haul service, having explored it at length when we picked it up from the Airbus factory this summer.

Stay tuned for a full rundown of our flight, including where we sat (and where to find the best seat), what we ate, and our first attempt at in-flight chat.

We traveled on the inaugural flight from Los Angeles to London as a guest of British Airways, but all photos and opinions are completely our own.

[Photos: JasonD for Jaunted]

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