Here’s a quick look – back almost a dozen years ago – at airliner traffic at KLAX, Los Angeles International Airport in California. Twelve years doesn’t seem like a long time ago, but as far as airline operatins go, a lot has changed during the interval.
United Airlines was in the midst of livery changes. Three different schemes are shown here on a variety of aircraft, including B-757-200s and -300s
American Airlines had yet to change their mainline livery, and their American Eagle branding too. There were some early vintage B-767s, and a classic MD-80.
Delta Airlines was still flying two big Boeing models, the B-747-400 and B-777-200. Their Delta Connection CRJ-900 wore an older color scheme. The Boeing types and the older colors have dissapeared today.
There were several passenger B-747s and A-340s that are very rare today. B-777s, both the -200 and -300ER versions were prevalent, and are even more numerous today.
A few other notable aircraft/airline combinations have dissappeared… Frontier/Republic ERJ-190s and Allegiant MD-80s are gone, and Airtran was absorbed by Southwest aAirlines. The Skywest “home” colors was a treat to see for me.
So, there you have it, a quick look back a dozen years ago, I’d say quite a bit has changed sonce then.