Jfazzer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 158 posts, RR: 7 Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1996 times:
Hi Guys, I am just about to book a day trip to either CDG or AMS and as I have never been to either airport was wondering which one you would recommend. Also it would be fantastic if someone could show me round at either venue after booking. (I am thinking of the 27th March).
Any good web-site links would also be appreciated.
Aviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1875 times:
I would tend to say though that AMS offers more spotting possibilities (provided you rent a car).
Or a bicycle of course.
AMS is a great place for spotting and photography but enough has been said about it in the past.
Post again somewhere half March if you choose AMS, you might get lucky to find someone to tour you around.
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Glennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1769 times:
I highly recommend AMS myself. I've only driven past CDG myself.
But be prepared......
It's an absolutely massive airport spotter-wise. The distance required for coverage between the main spotting area and let's say 19R arrivals, is massive!!!
Being the second oldest international airport behind my own home airport, Sydney.... I expected the result of age: a small airport that the city built around (Trivia: Sydney while being the busiest airport in Australia is the smallest area-wise of any of the main cities in Australia).
I was wrong.... AMS is MASSIVE.
I think I've heard it said it's the largest in area.
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