Photos by Ken Kula
It was a dozen years ago, and the Los Angeles International Airport was a hopping place. A gateway top the the Pacific region and Asia, nonstop European flights were beginning to trickle in with the use of very long range aircraft.
It was a time where aircraft color schemes were changing for United Airlines.
Delta airlines still flew the B-747.
American hadn’t moved on into their present day (2023) colors, and still operated MD-80s.
In 2023, very long ranged twins such as the Boeing B-777, B-787 and Airbus A-350 aircraft are common, back in 2011 the Boeing B-747 and Airbus A-340 bore the brunt of long range travel.
And narrowbody jetliners included now-defunct airlines like AirTran. Here’s a look back to 2011…