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Looking For Somewhere To Spot In Europe...  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Posted (11 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

Where would you recommend for a short spotting trip (a day or two) in Europe in January? I would normally choose between AMS, DUS, FRA, ZRH or GVA, but won't in this instance because of the (almost certain) awful weather.

So - somewhere warm.

Also, I'd like it to be quite busy, either with a variety of airlines and aircraft or not.

I won't have a car so somewhere I can spot in (airside or landside) or close to the terminal is needed.

Cheers.


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User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 3155 times:

Palma De Majorca sounds like a pretty good plan and quick, easy and cheap to get to with low cost airlines from most UK airports. The weather should be OK i'm guessing and you'll see a pretty wide range of airlines and aircraft even though its the winter season. If you pick any major Spanish airport, say Madrid or Barcelona i'm sure you'll have a great few days although not sure about the spotting facilities there.

Could always go further a field to the Canary Islands but travelling all that way and back for just a day or two may be a bit much.

Mark



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 3142 times:

NCE is usually sunny in January, and spotting is pretty good down the Promenade end of the runway, or the elevated parking at T2. Right close to downtown Nice too (you can walk it), and fares on Squeazyjet in January are usually excellent. Get some interesting EuroLCC's and the odd VERY expensive VIP eg. Saudi Royal 744, BBJ's etc.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 3129 times:

Cheers for your replies.

Demoose - I've been to MAD three or four times. The spotting (but perhaps not photography) is good from within the terminals, either airside or landside. Add to this a number of small Spanish aircraft, albeit mostly in IB colours, then it's quite interesting.



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User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

FRA is nice from the observation deck.

Regards
Frederic


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 3090 times:

Frederic - not in January though - bit bitterly cold !

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

Yep, very, very true JGPH1A!!! Same goes for AMS, DUS, GVA, ZRH....... ah well.

Just booked LPL-MAD-LPL, leaving on 15/1 and arriving back 16/1. It cost £49.98 including tax. Big grin



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

The almost new international airport of Athens could be a nice spotting place´.

KAL744


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

I don't think they've finished the ground transportation links to ATH yet - you can only travel there by mule.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 3065 times:

It could be... but I'll wait for some reports before going.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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