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When Is Your Airport Boring?  
User currently offlineWA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 4290 times:

Here in PHX, summer has a decrease in charter traffic, smaller equipment, and generally the same flight schedules day after day. Winter has more charters due to major sporting events and sun seekers, larger equipment, and other seasonal service. Am wondering what other major airports are seasonally boring and why? No need to answer if your airport is always boring or always exciting in terms of traffic.


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User currently offlineUsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 4280 times:

daily, BWI is boring most of the time. it starts to get busy around 3pm, when the BA 777 comes in. and then late afternoon/evening means the arrival of big cargo jets like the FedEx and UPS A300's and Omni DC-10's, plus the usual evening rush. seasonally, i dont think there is much difference.

User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 4277 times:

When nothing but IB A343 and IB A320 pass by...

User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7190 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4263 times:

Saturday is the worst day, it is so bloody slow, and nothing of interest arrives. AKL isn't the most exciting airport, thank goodness we have visiting interestin aircraft passing through like we will next week.

User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4082 times:

Nearly the every day and all time time. Oh wait, we'll have a Futura 738 here this week.

Here's the Spotter Info provided by the airport.

http://www.dresden.aero/ger/30/30_3/...php3?t1=abflug&t2=uebersicht&tag=h

I'm talking about DRS.

Bye, Georg.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4057 times:

All the time is boring in YLW, not much commercial traffic...only a few of Westjet's 737s, Air Canada Jazz, Regional1 and Horizon Dash8s, Kelowna Freightcrafts Convairs and 727s...thats it!  cry 


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User currently offlineMIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4054 times:

At MIA probably very late in the evening...and or early morning.

Afternoons and Evenings are fun, you can see AF A340 or 744, AZ 772 or 763ER, LH 744 & A343, VS A346 or 744, IB anything from 742 to A346, BA multiple 744's, LX A332's, TAM A332, LAN 763's, EL AL 744 or 772, AC 763/ 762/A319 or A320, MX 319's and 320, AM 73NG's and MD80, AV 762/752 & MD80, JM A320's... those are some of my favorite International carriers that can be seen during those times! Alot of other as well...

and course plently of AA & AE... 772, 763, 762, 752, 738, MD80, AT7, ER4, ER3



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4048 times:

Saturday when it's closed.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2690 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4044 times:

STL is boring during mid-day and in the afternoon. THe mornings, rush hour, and night-time are when STL is busy like in the good ol' days. But around 10:00 A.M., the landings and takeoffs become virtually naught. in the afternoon befor rush hour the airport is like a desert. The AA and WN terminals are virtually empty.


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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4042 times:

Being a rather small, regional style airport, IOM is boring for much of the time. We do however, get the odd goody in - normally when I am working (Yes, kirk, I DO work!). And, even if I do get a pic, I doubt I'd get it passed the screeners!!!!!!!

However, it is unpredictable, and the bike racing season usually brings one or two nice things in.

Cheers

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineATAIndy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 610 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4027 times:

Almost always boring, we need more widebodies!!!


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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5111 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4026 times:

Airports in the US have been boring since UA kicked off merger mania in the 80's.


Next Up: STL-LGA-RIC-ATL-STL
User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7175 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 4016 times:

Here in MIA there is really no horrible time expect for maybe 1am-4am when all there is are some cargo planes but the cargo planes are cool 727s MD-11 DC-10s. Will get some passenger planes too some late arrivals.
Early mourning 4:30am-7am is good in MIA with all the South American arrivals. Lan Chile 767 Tam A330 Varig MD-11 777 and many AA 767 and 777.

After around 8am it gets back to normal domestic flights but there will still be some surprises and Carribean airlines. BWAI, lots of Taca A319s and many AA planes 738s and MD-80s 757 A300s and some DL 767s. But than around 2pm the European airlines come in. 744 742 777 MD-11 everything. Than at around 8:30pm all the Euro flights have left and South American flights are starting to leave. Many AA 777 and 767.
Than the day starts over again.



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User currently offlineWA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 4017 times:

Wow, this thread turned into a daily thing, but that's OK. Interesting replies from all.

FlyMIA: haven't been there since 1990. I flew a TW L1011 from PHX via STL. A few days later I took a AM M80 to CUN via MER. That flight left from a concourse where I had to ride a tram on the roof to the outer part. Might have been F or G. Aerialsexpress.com has some good aerials photos to check that, although I know MIA is undergoing quite a bit of rehabilitation. I do remember my AM flight was in the same concourse with Condor and Swissair charter D10s or MD11s. Lots of sunburned Europeans in golf apparel having pina coladas before their trips home. AM had a D10 flight to Paris as well. Exciting terminal back then.



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

Saturday evening through Sunday morning is definitely "sleeper" time at CLE. Although there is still some CommutAir and ExpressJet service, the flights are few and far between.

The best days and times to spot are 11:00 AM-1:00 PM and 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Wednesday and Thursday.


redngold



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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3984 times:

Well, there are times here in FRA, where you see nothing but LH - B737s, B747s, A320s, A330s, A340s, MD11s, CRJs, ARJs, ... every single plane wearing LH, LH Cityline, Team LH or LH Cargo colors...

But once those three or four LH planes waiting behind each other get off the ground, it's usually some airline from somewhere else on this planet...  Smile

To tell the truth - it really only very rarely get's boring here... or at least not during the time that the airport is open - now, during curfew hours, that's when it get's really boring... Big grin

Regards,
Frank



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12166 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3981 times:
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WLG is boring when there are no aircraft landing or taking off or when no aircraft can land or take off, like whats happened over the last 5 days because of heavy fog

User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3976 times:

AMS rarely gets boring (except during the middle of the night of course)


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3971 times:

Mumbai Domestic terminal.
At Nights,But its also very Peaceful then  Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineMANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3967 times:

For me, MAN can be quite boring in the afternoon, say after around 1pm. But that is slowly changing with the introduction of the Sky Europe flights, Air Baltic recommenings, and Estonian starting, although this is either over lunch or in the morning. But i guess for other people that come to MAN who don't go there every day like i do, it can be quiet interesting for them.

Matt


User currently offlineMuchswatch From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 170 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3955 times:

YQG is boring as hell.  cry  Instead, I have to go to DTW or YYZ for spotting.
 hissyfit 


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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3952 times:

SAN may have lulls, but it's never boring!

There is a ban on take-offs between 11:30 PM and 6:30 AM. Flights can still land after that, the latest scheduled is America West Flight #730, arriving from LAS at 1:08 AM, currently scheduled as a 757.

That doesn't mean those hours are boring - in fact, if you drive up the Laurel Street hill, you will see the entire airport lit up like a pirate's chest, with gleaming reds, yellow, blues, and greens amongst the diamond whites.

Driving on Harbor drive from the east side (heading west) between 6 and 7, you can get some incredible close-ups of virtually every airline waiting to take-off - Everyone seems to have an early morning departure for somewhere, and it looks like a parade!!

Even during the day, there's a steady stream of jets leaving and departing. By far and away, nobody has an approach like SAN - whether you're in Balboa Park, downtown, or at Laurel and Pacific Highway, or watching the landing path from the new baseball stadium Petco Park, or at the Ocean Beach dog beach watching these beasts claw their way into the sky, SAN has the most dramatic approaches, landings, and take-offs around!  cloudnine 

I have an incredible picture (rejected by a.net...oh well) of a FedEx DC-10 landing at SAN on one of the clearest days in recorded history. If anyone would like to see it, please e-mail me - I'd be happy to send it to you individually!

Happy Flying  airplane 



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User currently offlineWA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3947 times:

PanAm747:

Great reply and am very familiar with SAN. Always wanted to hang out on the top of the Laurel Travel building (if it's still called that) where you could almost touch the landing gear. Miss those BA 744s coming in from PHX? That must have been quite a spectacle.

Regards,

WA727



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 6 hours ago) and read 3919 times:

Thank you WA727!

Forgive me all for going overboard with the pictures, but if this doesn't show the level of excitement that SAN can be, nothing will:


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Overflying the spectacular Balboa Park, and dwarfing the other planes at the terminal.


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BA is greatly missed down here!!  airplane 



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 3911 times:

Read my signature!

Mark


25 Post contains images Caspian27 : Having lived in PHX for most of the last 15 years I can also say that it gets less exciting in the summer. Go figure...who wouldn't like a nice trip t
26 WA727 : PHX has a few stray widebodies, besides BA. Fedex does MD10/11s. UPS has A300s and 767s. Several of these come in right after each other in the early
27 Post contains images Airplanepics : You've just taken the term 'baddouble' into a whole new dimension!
28 Jetpixx : I used to think CLE was the best place in the world when I was a kid. Since the spectator deck closed and it became mostly an ERJ heaven, my opinion h
29 Post contains images San747 : SAN, unfortunately, doesn't see a big variety of widebodies, which can make the airport boring to some spotters. Personally, I'll go down to SAN any
30 FlyMIA : SAN does not look so great to me. SAN does not even get BA service anymore. Not many widebodies. Only exciting thing in SAN is a FX DC-10. The landing
31 Santhosh : In TRV the airport is only busy during early mornings and afternoons. So the rest of the time its quite boring for spotters. Regards George
32 FriendlySkies : Never...my airport is ORD. Hell, I even hear 747Fs flying over my house at 1am!
33 Post contains images LHB727230Adv : Let's rephrase the question for PEN. When is the airport interesting? Well the only interesting A/C around here are the SQ 777-200, the Thai A300-600
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