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User currently offlineMischadee From Sweden, joined Apr 2004, 271 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4924 times:

Hi all.

Taking SK904 at 5:20 PM from EWR to ARN November 29th. I checked the weather and it looks good. I was thinking of heading to the airport early to watch some planemovement after I have checked-in. No photographing though as I know that it is nearly impossible without being harassed by the police. Anybody know where I can get a good view over the runways or the tarmac, maybe on the roof of a parking garage? What are the best spots at Newark for watching planes? And also I'm thinking of having lunch. What terminal offers the best restaurants? A, B or C? How much of the famous terminal C can I experience without going trough security?

Don't know if this is the right forum but I think so. I would be happy for any replies.


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User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4908 times:

Mischa, there's just one thing to do should you find yourself in Newark: Leave! Seriously.

User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13864 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4905 times:

It is almost impossible to take pictures in and around EWR, even at the IKEA parking lot or other private property areas due to overzelous security precautions by the NY/NJ PA that operates the airport (as well as the nearby seaport - Port Newark/Elizabeth). You might have some luck at the Jersey Gardens mall, a short cab ride away, as may be able to see either landings or takeoffs, depending on the winds. Don't forget that it will be dark by about 4:30 pm (16:30) so you may not see much anyway. Jersey Gardens is an outlet/shopping mall, with many stores, mainly for clothing, shoes at cheap prices (including an outlet for H&M). There is also a food court there too. Terminal C (if that is where your flight will leave from is quite nice, with many resturants/fast food places, bars and various shops). If not leaving via Terminal C, then you will not be able to visit as only ticketed passangers departing via that terminal can be let through security. Sorry.

User currently onlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4897 times:


you can get some great shots from the monarail.

I found a great spot out near COs hangars for spotting not sayn where it is  Acting devilish

my secret.

But I suggest the monarail.

No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4871 times:

Both Terminals A and B have nice big picture windows - great for plane watching but terrible for photographs. AlitaliaMD11 has the right idea - ride the monorail. The views of the airport are quite nice there.

If you are in the city of Newark, check out the Newark Museum. It's a gem. As for the city itself, take the usual precautions of watching your belongings, but don't worry. I have been to Newark numerous times and have had only good experiences (despite the city's unsavory reputation) and have found the people to be friendly and helpful.

The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineAGrayson514 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4870 times:

There is an enthusiast shop called "The AIRPLANE SHOP" fairly close to the airport. They sell a wide variety of scaled models as well as other airplane and airline material.

The Airplane Shop
New Jersey
24 Stewart Place, Unit 4
Fairfield, NJ, 07004


~ Andrew Grayson

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User currently offlineSfointern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4858 times:

The IKEA cafe across the highway gets good views of the airport. And who can say no to yummy swedish meatballs? Yummmmm.

User currently offlinePosti From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4856 times:

When in Newark my advice woule be watch your wallet.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4849 times:

Shucks, Posti beat me to it!

User currently offlineKCmike From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4848 times:

Have to agree with jasepl. Newark is a dump in my oppinion.
However, I was there just a few months ago and had no problems with security and photographing. I did it openly and no one ever said a word.
Try re-routing through somewhere else.

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