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The Airbus A380 at LAX

Airbus -- stairs
Passengers on the demonstration flight use one of two stairways that connect the main and upper decks aboard the Airbus A380. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Airbus -- first class
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Steve Duchesne, a guest from a public relations firm, stretches out in the first-class seating on the main deck of the A380. About 150 guests took a demonstration flight of the aircraft out of Los Angeles International Airport. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
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A view of downtown Los Angeles from the Airbus during its demonstration flight. The aircraft flew up the California coast to Monterey and then returned to Los Angeles International Airport. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
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As the Airbus A380 approaches Los Angeles International Airport, it contrasts with a World War I-era Spad XIII plane parked at a restaurant’s private museum. (Gabriel Bouys / AFP/Getty Images)
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The Airbus A380 makes its second visit to Los Angeles International Airport. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Staircases -- Airbus A380 at LAX
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Staircases roll up to the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. The A380 is eight stories tall, has a 261-foot wingspan and can carry 555 passengers. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Economy class -- Airbus A380 at LAX
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Each seat in economy class of this version of the A380 gets its own video monitor. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Business class -- Airbus A380 at LAX
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Robert Wrigley of Airbus demonstrates seats in the business class of this version of the A380. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Visitors -- Airbus A380 at LAX
Visitors from Orville Wright Middle/Aerospace Magnet School in Westchester share their impressions of the A380. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
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