Syncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2000 posts, RR: 13 Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2693 times:
This Wednesday I'll be heading home from MFE and will have to make a connection at IAH, my current scheduled time is 2 hours and 50 minutes. I was curious what the current status of photography at IAH is, and where the best spot would be to take pictures, I'd preferably not like to leave the secure area, but I will if I need to.
FlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2665 times:
The abovementioned parking garages do offer excellent vantage points for carriers operating into A (AA, UA, DL, AC, US) and the endless stream of Coex ERJs into B. You will also get a great view of virtually all traffic taxing to takeoff. You will, however, need to exit security (obviously).
The inter-terminal train provides service to terminals A thru D and the Marriott Hotel (located between C & B).
Pbb152 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 604 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2642 times:
Spotting and photography is perfectly legal from all the garages at IAH and the Houston Airport System has given us the OK as well. Every once in a while we get the rogue cop or HAS employee who try to make up rules and say we are not allowed, however this is quite untrue. Just remember the name Mark Mancuso. If anyone bothers you let them know that Mr. Mancuso (who is one of the top guys in the HAS) has given spotters full permission to take pics, log registrations, or just watch planes from the garages. I had an HAS security guard try to run me off the Terminal E garage the other day, and I told him I wasn't going anywhere and he better call Mr. Mancuso to learn the rules. As soon as I mentioned Mr. Mancuso's name he told me to go right ahead taking pictures.
If you haven't already, check out some of our pics in the database at IAH as most of the ramp shots you will see have been taken from the garages. You can get pretty close to the action and take some nice pics.
Skywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2502 times:
Spotting at IAH is pretty good around 1:00-2:00 when they bring in the international heavies. BA, LH, KL, and AF fly in all around this time. Also, Cayman Airways flies in during this time period. At any other time of day, it's mainly CO and other domestic flights.