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Best Airport To Layover @ & Spot  
User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 11
Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

hey ppl,

I apologize first hand if this topic has been posted before...but out of the airports you have lay'd over at...in ur opinion which is your favorite to spot planes?

L/O in:
LAX
SFO
MSP
DTW
ORD
IAD
HNL
ITM
KIX
GUM
LAS
JFK

Out of those...I have 2 fav's...
1) HNL - even though mainly just US and Asian airlines...love HNL for its "open airport" design and listening to all the active planes move about, take off/land, etc...

2) LAX - such a variety of airplanes AND airlines. Still love watching/looking at my B777's and B744's!

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User currently offlineLa Carlota From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2095 times:

My favorites:
LHR: Pretty wide variety of aircraft types and airlines.
JFK: Same, US style...
ORD: Lots of UA heavies and other foreign carriers.
MIA: Nice light, and plenty of Latin American and European carriers and heavies.
HKG: My favorite place for Asian companies.
FRA: Lots of East European companies and many different kinds of aircrafts



Tango Tango Fox
User currently offlineAms From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

I prefer KIX, because you can get great vieuws!

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

DTW's new midfield terminal is great for spotting with those huge windows. Especially if you go to Concourse B and the planes are taking off on 4R, you get nice and close to the planes taxing by and taking off. If you have time you can go out to the parking garage and see the planes take off on 3L too, they are quite close. But then again it will be 90% red tails

I liked having a layover in ATL, it was so busy it was pretty cool but it was pretty much all Delta, although it was cool because you saw Delta and ASA planes in the 3 diff color schemes


User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1968 times:

I prefer

Amsterdam (Schiphol)

Frankfurt


User currently offlineBHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1368 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

I would concur with the AMS/Schiphol choice. They are one of the few airports left with outdoor observation decks. Have not passed thru recently, so I don't know current policy on any sort of photography.

Was stationed at Rhein Main AB/FRA back in the late 70's/early 80's, some fantastic spotting there as well...


User currently offlineJafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

I would have to say MIA, a large number of carriers, inculding charter, cargo, and European widebodies

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