PUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54 Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1941 times:
As we have a 4 hour stop over in BKK i would be interested to know if its possible and allowed to take pictures from the terminal there. What ahbout police/security? Will we expect any problems?
N178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1680 posts, RR: 65
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1906 times:
You can go near the end of pier 2, (gate 20s) 3 (gate30s), 4 (gate40s), there are glasses at each end of the pier facing the taxiway and runway. Just watch out the reflection on glasses at time. Hope this help.
Lyzzard From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 404 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1845 times:
No problems with airport security for the terminal shots. But I do find the glass a tad tinted and if its even a little hazy outside, the shots don't come out good. You should think about a ramp visit. It's not cheap though but can be arranged. Email me (through my profile) if you need details.
Aviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1486 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1838 times:
Andrew's a NUT, and we all know it
Note that lately, they check your boarding pass at the entrance to each pier and if your boarding gate is not in that pier, you will not be allowed past the security check.
This means you are effectively confined to the pier where your flight departs from or you could shoot from the main terminal building connecting the various piers.
Previously the end of pier 5 was excellent as it had floor to ceiling glass panels. Lately, this area has been blocked off as a holding room for flights at the end of the pier. When no flight is boarding there, you may be able to go to the glass for photography. Give it a try, for this is where you get nice rotation shots on 21R.