Chris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 9 Posted (15 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1675 times:
Okay, thought i would get an early start on this one... I'll be flying to HNL in little less than a month, but i'm going to overnight in SFO, it appears from the layout (and those side-by-side approaches) of the airport that it would be a Great spotting airport...
Since im only going to be there for 6-10 hours, and no car, does anyone know of any places i can go? taking into consideration im young and vibrant and dont mind walking far... also i can usually mooch rides most anywhere from parking lot shuttle drivers....
OH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1597 times:
I reccomend the area around A5 & A7, you can look right to the planes taxiing to 1L/1R and the beginning of their takeoff roll... also the top level of the A Garage is very good for taking pictures of the planes that are on the freeway side of the A Concourse.
Not much to speak of in G really, except you can see all the United planes along the F Concourse...
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
Sunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 790 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (15 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1553 times:
[I just posted this in response to someone elses message before I saw this thread, but it applies here as well - sorry for the double post]
I just went through SFO yesterday. My flight arrived at 8am and I scheduled my connection back home at 4pm (the travel agent was baffled about that one!).
Anyway, shooting from the new international terminal(s) is great. You can color correct for the slight window tint when you scan your images. Here is what I can remember shooting from memory (slides won’t be back for another few days):
International G wing: NW 742F, EVA 744, Singapore A340, Mexicana A320, Atlas 744F, ANA 777, Lufthansa 744 and A340 and, of course, United 744, 777, 767, 757, A320, etc.
International A wing: Asiana 744Combi, KLM Asia 744Combi, JAL 744, Philippines A340, BA 744, Virgin 744, China Air 744, Allegro 727, NW 742, Alitalia 767
It’s hard to get everything because of the sun angles and the amount of running around you have to do but it’s fun trying!
PS. Also, the American Airlines wing is good for stuff on north/south runways as long at there are not planes parked at the gates.