KLAX Spotting Trip July, 2022

LAX tower in the background

Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX, or just “LAX” to many), sits on California’s Pacific coastline, straddling the communities of El Segundo and Westchester. Four long (almost) parallel runways are divided in half by multiple terminals. The airport attracts scheduled air traffic from almost every continent (except from Africa and Antarctica as I can see) around the world, and is served by many of the world’s longest ranged airliners available. Even domestic coast-to-coast jet travel uses many of the newest airliner models to provide efficient and economically-viable service.

United Airlines B-737 MAX 9

I had the chance to take a detour after my week at the 2022 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh aviation celebration as I left Wisconsin and headed back to New Hampshire. I took a (slightly) extended trip via Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois O’Hare to Los Angeles, California to Newark, New Jersey to Boston, Massachusetts on United Airlines. Then it was ja short drive back to Manchester, New Hampshire. Along the way I flew in CRJ-200, B-737 MAX 9, B-787-10 and B-737-800 equipment.

I spent a few hours in two favorite spots on the trip: about five hours at the Jim Clutter Park in El Segundo watching runways 7/25 L and R, and three hours across from the now famous In-N-Out Burger watching runways 6/24 L and R. Here’s some of the airliners which I saw… you can click to open each photo in the galleries; the aircraft ID is on the bottom of each image.

Jim Clutter Park is on the south side of LAX, in El Segundo CA
Across from the IN-N-OUT BURGER restaurant is this small oasis of grass and trees, at the approach end of runway 24R