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Is OAG Really Worth The Money?  
User currently offlineSyscokid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Recently got into aviation photography. Purchased the OAG world CD (almost $300/year!) so I could identify what airlines I could anticipate seeing on a given day. Is there a better/cheaper way for me to do this? I find unless you know the city a airline is departing for, you have to take guesses at what might be flying into a particular airport and then search it on the OAG. Already I've missed some great shots because I didn't know a particular flight existed from a city to the airport where I was shooting pictures.
If any of you "seasoned spotters" out there could share ways to make this process simpler and cheaper, I'd very much appreciate it!

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User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1698 times:

We have the OAG and OAG cargo on our Intranet at our disposal, it is mainly used for business purposes.

If I were you I would check the airport website as most of them have an OAG schedule or similar on their site.

On top off my head I can tell you Boston Logan and Frankfurt Rhein Main International have these features, probably other airports have that as well.

I also know from my times when I worked at FRA, the airport authority publishes flight schedule, passenger as well as cargo for summer and winter schedule. ( little booklet )

Hope this helps.

Regards

Vasco Garcia


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 730 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

OAG essentially provides information that is available in other forms in a convenient fashion - most (all?) airlines have route structures and schedules on the 'net, or you can get info on what to expect in a certain time/place by simply using one of the booking services to offer some flight suggestions. But this means a fair bit of time jumping from site to site and having an idea of what you're looking for in the first place. Ask yourself not if the info in OAG is worth the money, but rather the time saved.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineA330300 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

A flightarrivals.com, you can view arrivals/departures by airport, airport/airline as well as other options.

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