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EWR & FRA Good Planespotting Areas  
User currently offlineaerovtp From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 33 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5352 times:

A.Net,

I will be flying LH via EWR and FRA and I was wondering if there were any good places to go to to check out A380s and take photos of other interesting areas. Any good places to check out the runways? Also, can you give me any tips about these airports.

Thanks,

Random Planespotter


Aerovtp
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User currently offlinemegatop412 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5339 times:

I don't think the A380 is allowed to fly into EWR, due to its size.

As is being discussed on another current thread, it is very difficult to take phtographs around EWR without raising the ire of local authorities. Not sure whether it is also frowned upon within the terminal, but if it were me, I would just take pictures and not worry about it. If I paid a lot of money to be able to air travel, I should be able to take as many photographs as I want. This is America, after all


User currently offlineaerovtp From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5326 times:

Can connecting passengers go to the observation deck in FRA. I have heard that that is the best place to take photos of LH aircraft.


Aerovtp
User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3450 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4981 times:

Is there available access to FRA visitors terrace while remaining in the non-Schengen transit area T1 ? If not, what are the possible sightseeing facilities around ? Thanks  

User currently offlineJKPhotos From Germany, joined Nov 2011, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4974 times:

Hi,


There is only a visitor's terrace on Terminal 2 in Frankfurt anymore and no, transit passenger don't have access to it.

It is accessible from the check in area outside of the passport control (like it is with all other airports I guess as they want to make it available for the general public).
It is not the best place to take pictures of LH Aircraft, as they are on Terminal 1. LH widebodies will only occasionally taxi by and you can see some narrowbodies on the apron.
The place in itself is not bad but you will shoot against the sund during daytime and it closes at 18:00, before the light gets better.

After all it is only open from April to October (and sometimes in November).


The information mentioned above seems to be very old when the terrace on terminal 1 was still open, it closed in the early 2000's.
In the transit area you could only see airplanes through some windows.

For better views either go to Terminal 2 or leave the Terminal direction runways.


User currently offlinecargolex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1259 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4955 times:

Quoting megatop412 (Reply 1):
Not sure whether it is also frowned upon within the terminal,

It depends on where you are. In the international area of Terminal B, it's likely you'd be fine, and I've never been approached in Terminal C.

In the Delta area of terminal B, the Delta gate agents are extremely hostile to photographers, despite the fact that photography does not violate any statute or any posted rules and regulations. I don't even take the camera out in this area anymore owing to the outward, public, and overwhelming hostility of the DL employees who work there.

I'm amazed that you can be treated so badly by DL employees at the gate in EWR, board a DL plane at that gate to AMS, and then go photograph planes from an outdoor observation deck. The experiences in that terminal have greatly colored my opinion of that airline.

If you are in the NYC area, you are much better off heading for LGA or JFK.


User currently offlineaerovtp From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4605 times:

Thanks for the Recommendations Guys.

Aerovtp

P.S. I will personally check to see who the terrace is open too when I get to FRA.  



Aerovtp
User currently offlineJKPhotos From Germany, joined Nov 2011, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4592 times:

Quoting aerovtp (Reply 6):
P.S. I will personally check to see who the terrace is open too when I get to FRA.  

It is open to everybody, don't worry.. as long as you can get outside of the transit area.


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