Mischadee From Sweden, joined Apr 2004, 271 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4337 times:
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.
Ltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13502 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4318 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.
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2097 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4284 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
KCmike From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 552 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4261 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.