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Spotting At IAH While Making A Connection  
User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2027 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2999 times:
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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.

Thanks for your help!

-Charlie

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User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4339 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2984 times:

If you are coming in to Terminal A or B, you can go to the upper level of the parking garage there. The parking lot walkway is located where you check in with your airline.

Kevin


User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2971 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).


User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2027 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2959 times:
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Anyone ever had any problems with security at the mentioned locations?

Thanks for your help! Big grin

-Charlie


User currently offlinePbb152 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 614 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

Charlie,

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.

Have fun at IAH.

Pete


User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2027 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2928 times:
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Awesome, Thanks!!

Appreciate all the help, now I just hope it doesn't rain! Big grin

-Charlie


User currently offlinePhilhyde From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 678 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

You might want to exercise a little caution, as the top of terminal A is the employee garage. We have successfully spotted there, but we almost always call security and let them know we are there.

The top of terminal B, which is the A/B garage is the most benign location for spotters. There are good views on the North and South sides.

The E garage, which is adjacent to terminal C, is a good spot to see arrivals at terminal D on the North side and terminal E on the South side.

Good luck!
Phil
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User currently offlineSpeedbird2025 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

Charlie...

What time do you have your break at IAH??? It may be possible that I can meet up with you and do some spottin... Let me know

--Nathan


User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2889 times:

Charlie!!! Why not just drive up to DFW - and go to the MRO with me!!! Then we can spot some heavies from the roof of the Harvey, and perhaps JUMPSEAT home!  cool 

Either way - See you at FWA later this week dude!!!

Drew



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User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days ago) and read 2839 times:

Quoting Pbb152 (Reply 4):
Every once in a while we get the rogue cop...

What are you trying to say, Pete?!?  box   razz 


User currently offlinePbb152 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 614 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2813 times:

Matt,

We all know who the roguest cop of them all is. He usually has a D70 cocked and ready to fire and hangs around the parking garages with Smarte Cart Jim.

Pete


User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2808 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.


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