Sabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3466 times:
I'd appreciate some feedback on spotting in Roma FCO.
My planned routing would be something like this (a daytrip):
MXP-FCO (arriving at 11:30)
FCO-MXP (leaving at 18:20)
There is also a possibility that I skip the stopover in MXP on the return, and take the direct SN Brussels flight to BRU.
So I have about 7 hours in FCO for spotting.
1) which gates do AZ usually use for domestic flights?
2) is it possible to see the actif runway from those gates?
3) is there a vantage point in the airside part of the terminal which is good for registration spotting?
4) can I, with a boarding pass for a domestic flight, access the terminal for International departures?
All feedback would be much appreciated! The aim of my trip is for registration spotting purposes, so I need a place from where I have a good overview of the airport.
Contact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3382 times:
I visited FCO in early 2004. I departed with AZ from Terminal B (internationel) to STR, so I can't say anything about Termianl A airside. However, there are some decent views for reg-spotting landside which can be reached without holding a boarding pass: the McDonald's in Terminal A and two cefeterias in Terminal B, both equipped with large glass fronts. If you visit both locations, you can spot the majority of the apron and most parking positions. The runway is quite far away, but if you stay for some time, you will see most planes while taxiing.
There is a map on the homepage of Rome Airport Authorities: