QF 8 diverted to LAX Saturday, March 16. If you look at the flight path, you will notice QF 8 was closer to Los Cabos (MMSD) and SAN, yet instead went all the way to LAX. Does anyone know why this flight diverted, and if so why to LAX with 2+ suitable airports closer?
My best guess is that there was a minor mechanical issue and Qantas wanted to fix @ LAX. But, thats just a guess. QF8D is on its way from LAX to Brisbane right now.