AA 737-800 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 199 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1200 times:
I know this has been a well dicussed topic over the past couple of months, but I just wanted a few specifics if you all didn't mind.
My main question is how is security when it comes to taking photographs from inside the terminal? I'm flying out on Southwest and will have 2-3 hours in the terminal to photograph. Also, are there any good spots close to the terminals (within walking distance) that are good, but that the chance of being hasseled is close to zero.
Thanks for all your help.
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Exnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1160 times:
I'm not sure about in the terminals, but you won't have any problem from the parking garage rooftops. All are open except for Terminal A (due to construction, not security). They are easily accessible from the terminals and if you get tired of one rooftop, take the elevator to the train level and go back up to another one.
The Terminal C & D garages are heaven if you're a CO fan. From Terminal B (COEX & NW), you can see more Embraer Jungle Jets in one place than probably anywhere else in the world. Since the A rooftop is currently closed, The north side of B is a good place to catch the Euro heavies taxiing by on their way to 15L. (late afternoon)
HPD might ask a question or two, but they won't throw you out. We've picked up the reputation of being one of the most spotter/photo friendly airports in the US post-9/11.
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4071 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1147 times:
Actually the roof of 'B' is off limits as well. I was on a COEX flight to CRP last week and before clearing security, I had some time to kill so I thought that I would head up to the roof and snap a few pics. However this was not to be as the roof is off limits for the same reason as 'A'....renovation.
The roofs of 'C and 'A/B' as Exonrev indicated are still very much open.
As for photographing from 'inside' the terminal, personally I have had no problems. However I would use some descretion and suffice it to say do not attempt to photograph the security checkpoints.