UA Lufthansa Jets at SFO

Yes, the temptation to think the terrible is strong. And seeing two large airliner jets so close to each other, facing each other, and seemingly about to crunch into each other, the mind starts thinking the worst. But this is nothing like that. This photo shows a Lufthansa Airlines 747 about to land at the San Francisco International Airport, while a United Airlines jet is taxiing to the start of the runway to begin its takeoff. Seen from afar you cannot judge that the two jets are actually on two different paths, and given the frequency at which flights take off and land at this busy airport, I did not have to wait long to get this shot.


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