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User currently offlineJfazzer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 161 posts, RR: 6
Posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2132 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.

Many thanks in advance.......... John

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User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

If you come to CDG, tell me a few weeks in advance, as I now live there.

As for which between AMS and CDG is the best ? Well, they are almost the same. AF aircraft most of the time (although not on the same c/s).

I would tend to say though that AMS offers more spotting possibilities (provided you rent a car).



User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2011 times:

I would tend to say though that AMS offers more spotting possibilities (provided you rent a car).
Or a bicycle of course.  Laugh out loud
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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User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3561 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

Cars are not a necessity, although your options will shrink a lot if you don't have one. Still, you can get to 06/24 which is as good as anything MAN has to offer.

If you announce your arrival somewhat in advance chances are you will get someone to chauffeur you around. If it is in the weekend I might drop by.

User currently offlineDraigonair From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 709 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

go ams  Smile

its great and you can go to almost all the runways to go spotting and also for some nice close 'taxi' action!

a must visit!



p.s car would be very very handy!

User currently offlineJfazzer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 161 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

Thanks guys, very kind. I think I will plump for AMS, just need a car to get round by the sound of it.


User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1905 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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