Syscokid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1750 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!
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 713 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1646 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.