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Best Terminal Spotting In The U.S.  
User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1881 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

Hey all, I was wondering which west coast United States airport has the best terminal spotting? criteria for this would be variety of aircraft, and airports where "when your in, your in" Where you can get in and don't have to go through additional security checkpoints... How's LAX for this, and DEN? Thanks a lot... open to any other suggestions! Thanks for any help!


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User currently offlineAh414211 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Once you clear security in DEN there is a train that runs between all other concourses. I'm not sure how the spotting is from the terminal but once your in it's easy to move from one concourse to another

User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

Believe it or not I have to say Cleveland is one of the best terminals I've been to for spotting inside the terminal. Once through security you can walk all the concourses and the TSA doesn't say anything to you. Infact one TSA agent stricked up a conversation with me about my camera. While Cleveland may not have the most exotic aircraft the spotting inside the terminal was very good.

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2636 times:

Tbird...last time I checked Cleveland wasnt on the west coast  Big grin

Anyways...DEN is ok...the runways arent horribly close to the terminal but the bridge between the Terminal and Concourse A is great...good view of United Express and Frontier gates...

Greg



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User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

Dam I am tired, that's what happens when you get up at 4:00 Am to go watch the Concorde. In any event Cleveland is west of Long Island, lol. I'd say KLAS then, the HP terminals provide a good location for the taxing inbound aircraft.

User currently offlineAirVB From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

DEN is great for spotting as long as you like United and Frontier. Despite the large variety of aircraft at LAX, I find most domestic terminals to have poor vantage within the terminals, especially United's Terminal 7. In the Tom Bradley Intl. Terminal, you get some decent views on the upper level, without going through security. In addition, I have to say that UA's North Satellite at SEA has great runway views...a great way to occupy the 2 hours I had to sit there last year.

AirVB


User currently offlineHighguy76 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 184 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

SEA's B terminal has good runway views when planes are taking off to the north. If you are a member of CO's Presidents Club, there are fewer jetways in the way of their windows.
Highguy76


User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1881 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2501 times:

Im simply interested in viewing ramp operations, sorry I didn't specify that


User currently offlineDispatch From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days ago) and read 2479 times:

If you only want to go spotting:
LAX - Tom Bradley Int'l. No good for photo's, but on the upper level are large windows on both sides overlooking the runways. No need to go through security.

Peter


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