LAX Rolls Out the Red Carpet for the British Airways A380
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]