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User currently offlineJmets18 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 178 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6217 times:

As a resident of Atlanta, Georgia, and an avid photographer, I have to say that regardless of Hartsfield being the largest airport in the world in terms of volume, it's go to be one of the most boring in terms of aircraft. And now that Delta has phased out their MD-11's, Hartsfield is being turned into an MD-80, 737, 717, 757, and 767 Super Hub. We get 747's in here everyday, sure...but at crazy times, like 6am, or 12midnight. Fed-Ex flies DC-10's and MD-11's everyday, but again, at crazy times. I wish I lived in NYC. I would go to JFK everyday!

Anyone now of some interesting aircraft traveling to ATL...with flight times included?

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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6045 times:

Well, If you lived in GPT, you would LOVE ATL. GPT Gets the same aircraft everyday. The largest aircraft we get here is a 717-200. The rest are CRJs and ERJs. and we get one 737-500, but that may not last very long.

User currently offlineDsuairptman From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 901 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5979 times:

BR715:

I also from GPT, I think you're going a little overboard on the 737 statment, that flight always goes out full and makes good money for the airline, I'd look for more/larger 737 in the future for GPT.

However we do need more seats and larger equipment by our current carriers and need more regionals, at least, to land here.



GEAUX SAINTS!
User currently offlineKateAV8 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 99 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5946 times:

Hey Jmets18!

I live in ATL too, and yep, you're right! Yawwwwn! LOL. My roommie is a manager for DL, and there ARE some really cool aircraft that fly in to Hartsfield and usually stay overnight. The last one was an Antonov, believe it or not. He always calls me the moment he finds out one's coming in...I could email you if I hear of any cool A/C showing up.  Smile



The only justification for looking down on someone is to help them up
User currently offlineTranceport From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5786 times:

Check us out in YVR sometimes. We might not be the biggest or best, but we have a great variety of Asian, European, Latin American and North American airlines serving the city with lots of variety in aircraft types. We are also fortunate that most of this activity occurs between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and with amazing areas for plane spotting you couldn't ask for more!

User currently offlineTheGov From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 415 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5648 times:

If you think ATL is boring, you should try MEM

Red Tails all day

Purple Tails all night

I swear I think MEM could claim the title of either DC-9 or B-727 capital of the world!



Always a pallbearer, never a corpse.
User currently offlineDFWLandingPath From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5624 times:

At least you don't live in Dallas. DFW is AA MD80 after MD80 after MD80......

Cheers,
DFWLandingPath


User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5597 times:

All hubs are considerably "boring"....MIA: AA 738/752/300, COex Beech1900D city. You can always count on seeing one of those at least every 30 minutes (seriously at the least!). However we do get interesting traffic and so in between the "boring stuff" its worth it!


MIA777
User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5600 times:

FLL has a very good balance and, in my opinion, from the terminal roadway is very spoter friendly. You really can get an up close view of the planes at gate and sometimes landing by T1 and T2. T3 I'm not sure about, nor am I about T4.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5489 times:

Not all of the cargo birds come in at night to ATL. A number of them come in between 7am and Noon. Airlines that usually come in during that time frame are China Airlines Cargo, Lufthansa Cargo, Korean Air Cargo, Polar Air, Atlas Air, Martinair Cargo, and Kitty Hawk. And on late Saturday morning, FedEx sends a MD-10 up to MEM.
Just check on http://www.flytecomm.com/cgi-bin/trackflight and that will give you a lot of info on the arrivals into a particular airport.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32788 posts, RR: 72
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5493 times:

All hubs are considerably "boring"....MIA: AA 738/752/300, COex Beech1900D city. You can always count on seeing one of those at least every 30 minutes (seriously at the least!). However we do get interesting traffic and so in between the "boring stuff" its worth it!

MIA is served by 99 airlines (including this winter's additions, Finnair, Aviacsa, and Atlasjet; number 100, myTravel, starts this summer). Only Frankfurt has a wider variety.


[Edited 2003-10-20 00:03:14]


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User currently offlineJmets18 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5449 times:

All I'm saying is that ATL would be much nicer with some mainline 747's coming through. Like Air France, British Airway's, Lufthansa, etc.. That would add to the dull exitement of spotting in ATL.

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32788 posts, RR: 72
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5443 times:

All I'm saying is that ATL would be much nicer with some mainline 747's coming through. Like Air France, British Airway's, Lufthansa, etc..

If the demand was there, you would be seeing it. Air France, if I am not mistaken, sometimes sends a 744 to Atlanta during certain seasons, although they won't this winter.

There is virtually no way Lufthansa could fill a 747-400 from Atlanta. They have commonly used A340-200s and 767s on this route.

British Airways will not be flying 747-400s to Atlanta any time soon, even if there was/is demand. All the 747-400s are based in London Heathrow, and Atlanta service is from London Gatwick.



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User currently offlineJmets18 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5437 times:

Any rumors out there of the new international terminal bringing in new international carriers. Or some of the same carriers flying some 747's. Will the new terminal support the A380?

User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5432 times:

I am in no way saying MIA is really boring, hence the quotes. I am just stating that there are periods of time while spotting when all you get are tons of 738s and 752s and it isn't really that interesting. But if you take the average early morning or mid/late afternoon, then the interesting traffic picks up and it gets exciting again.


MIA777
User currently offlineTLHFLA From United States of America, joined May 2003, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5398 times:

At least with Delta in ATL, you still see three different liveries! Although only a few Delta planes still bear the old, old widget livery.


Bill in ATL
User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5320 times:

How can it be boring???

Eyes+planes+camera=FUN!


User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5279 times:

At least you have the opportunity for lots of photographs. At BDL, all you see is AA MD-80s, US A320s, WN 737s, and a few others here and there. We will never see a BA 744 or LH A340. And we don't get that many flights in any event.

Even MCI was better with the daily AC CRJ flights... And when NJ was around, you had a variety of colors and schemes on just 8 gates...

[Edited 2003-10-20 01:39:43]


Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5257 times:

Well, we'll have the SAA 747-400 until the first of the year, when it switches to a A346. Korean Air switches between the 747-400 and the 777 it seems like every few months.

User currently offlineJmets18 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5176 times:

I guess for me the pictures become more interesting when I photograph aircraft that are something of an engineering marvel. For me, it's the tri-jet's and double deckers. I don't really care for anything else unless it has a cool livery or something.

I guess it doesn't matter what I photograph though, because this friggin website won't upload any.


User currently offlineN757KW From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 435 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5114 times:

Srbmod

Korean Air passenger ops with the B747-400 during the summer and the B777-200 in the winter. Also, Korean Air Cargo arrives at 12:20AM Monday through Saturday. Sunday the flight arrives at 7:40AM until the time change when all flights are due to arrive at 11:20PM.

Jmets18

If you are bored, you may want to take up night photography, some of the cargo birds come out at night. For example, Korean Air B747-400F, 200F, and occasionally the 300SF, JAL B747-200F, EVA MD-11F of B747-400F. Sometimes you can see all three airlines on the ground at the same time.

During daylight hours you can see Polar Air Cargo, China Airlines, and Martinair. Along with some other carriers on the South Cargo Ramp.

If you have not guessed by now, I work cargo!



"What we've got here, is failure to communicate." from Cool Hand Luke
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5057 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5066 times:

Air France tommorrow at 13.40
China Airlines tommorrow at 9.25 747-400
British Airways tommorrow at 16.10 777
Eva Air today 16.10 md-11
Lufthansa tommorrow at 14.00
Omni Air tommorrow at 7.00
South African tommorrow at 8.42 747400

that's about it. I also found ATL boring but not for lack of traffic. its the available shooting angles. Really there is only 1 time to shoot and one angle you can get - from the parking garage.


bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineJmets18 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5018 times:

N757KW,

Thanks for the advice. Hey, where can I snap some good pics? I favor daylight photography because the south parking garage offers the best spotting location...to my knowledge anyway. I've got a pretty decent camera (canon powershot g2), but I have yet to purchase a zoom lens for it. I need to get as close as possible.

Thanks...


User currently offlineBartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 790 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4978 times:

Hey did you guys in Atlanta lose any airline service as a result of 9/11? I'm sure it's pretty boring there as far as exotic aircraft but atleast you guys didn't lose airlines like DFW did...we lost the Air France A343 and a JAL MD-11 and then Sabena went under, too. I loved that bright white A333 that came here for a short while. I'd love to see that SAA 744 if I'm ever in ATL. Similar airports we have - large, busy, but dominated by one or two carriers and not many cool European/Asian/Latin American carriers. Oh well, I guess it's better to see an occasional LH or BA big bird rather than living in a smaller city and only getting RJs.

User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4910 times:

Cleveland takes the cake.

Even if we get other airlines, it's always
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Up, up and away!
25 N757KW : Jmets18 I am not the worlds greatest picture taker, so I am not out taking pictures. But, you can get landing shots on Loop Road at Clark Howell Highw
26 ATA L1011 : DFW has to be the most boring major (hub) airport for watchers unless your a MD80 lover and its a few of them out their. Most of the few 767's and 777
27 HlywdCatft : DTW is boring for most of the day except between 1pm and about 4pm when the international flights arrive with the NW 744s from Asia, the NW DC-10s and
28 Post contains images RayChuang : Technically, SFO could have been very boring with all the UA, AA and AS planes flying in and out of the airport, but at least we get all that internat
29 Jmets18 : SFO get's jumbo's!!!!!!! During normal daylight hours (10am-7pm). ATL get's poop.
30 Post contains images Mikephotos : I wish I lived in NYC. I would go to JFK everyday! That wouldn't last long, JFK does get a bit boring after a while, especially with all the Blue A320
31 RayBolt : Try GFK, we get Saab340s all day (only 4 or 5 really). And we get a couple RJ85s-which it sounds like might not be around much longer, and 1 or 2 DC9s
32 Lindy : If you live nearby ATL then of course it’s boring after some time. I am sick and tired of UAL 767/777s at IAD. Everywhere you look its UAL 767/7
33 Srbmod : The corner of Loop Road and Clark Howell is a pretty good spot. I saw some guys Saturday taking approach photos on Loop Road right by the Ford Plant.
34 Airplanetire : I don't think that we lost any airlines here in ATL as a result of 9/11, but before that, there were many that eventually left. Some of those are Sabe
35 Post contains images Caetravlr : I can understand ATL getting boring to someone who has to do the bulk of his or her spotting there. As for me, I would kill to have a Saturday or Sund
36 Hartsfieldboy : >Will the new terminal support the A380? The existing concourse E can handle at least a dozen jumbo jets at the same time. The gate areas are pretty l
37 Pilotpip : Going with what Lindy mentioned earlier, I decided to take a ton of photos this weekend. The weather was great at STL and we had a special guest, the
38 Post contains images Jer32382 : "Well, If you lived in GPT, you would LOVE ATL. GPT Gets the same aircraft everyday. The largest aircraft we get here is a 717-200. The rest are CRJs
39 Post contains images LastBaron : All of you, quit yer bitchin'! You don't know the meaning of the word boredom until you trade BWI, IAD and DCA for BTV. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
40 RB211 : Man I sure do miss those tristars. I'm really tired of "MadDogs"DC-9's and those god awful ATR's. I was on one and some of the passengers tried to dep
41 Post contains images Rkmcswain : I can't believe nobody had mentioned IAH (unless I missed it). CO Boeings, which at a few thousand feet all look pretty much the same; ERJ; and DC9/MD
42 Motech722 : It seems to me that people are complaining about the airports that they live by, which seem boring to each of you since you see the same operations da
43 RB211 : It's like getting married. In the beginning you love seeing it EVERY DAY, but after a while it becomes the S.O.S. so you just take a trip to another a
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