deltaA330 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 21 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6210 times:
Ok so I have a nearly 3 hour layover at ORD on March 30, 2013. Any good places in the terminals to photograph airplanes?I will be flying United if that helps. Also how long would it take me to get from the UA gates to the international terminal?
sovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2655 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6204 times:
I'm not sure, but I think going to the international terminal would require you to go through security again. Going there would probably take about 15-20 minutes though with the train and everything. Also, the international terminal has fewer good spots to take pics from what I remember.
NZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6490 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6199 times:
I recall the UA terminal (satellite part) to not be great for photos.. There aren't that many opportunities to see the bulk of the traffic as most of the movements around the UA terminal seemed to be all UA. I thought that Terminal 3 (AA) was better for photography.
gabik001 From Poland, joined Jun 2005, 218 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6179 times:
T5 (Int'l) is good spotting place but only after security check before boarding. There are huge windows and great view of part of the airport but is not accessible for visitors.
United T1 has also good views but not so amazing like T5.
You can try 5-stories parking lot but I'm not sure about security. I used this spot occasionally just for a while to get something hard to spot outside of the airport.