Jfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3959 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2170 times:
Terminal 3 is one of the most historic airport terminals in the U.S. Take a walk down to gates 1-3. This is Pan Am's Worldport build in the 1950s. Of special interest:
The jetways to gates 1-3 and 16-18 pass over the arrivals/ departures roadways.
It's one of the only terminals where cars drive underneath the structure and check-in in the center of the structure.
The Pan Am Worldport is a big canopy that actually covers the noses of the aircraft parked in the six gates underneath it.
Look how close the 747s and other widebodies get to the windows in the terminal . . . very cool.
Max777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2108 times:
Thanks, a couple of years ago I saw a 747, and it was really close to the window. Very Nice, but I did not have any free time to walk around the terminal. This time I should have plenty of time. Thanks for the info.
Planemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1012 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2027 times:
There are 2 good spots -- but cops are around, so maybe you can get permission from the PA's PR department before you go:
a) by the bridge from the airtrain gives you a good view of Terminal 4 and some of the gates on Terminal 3.
b) at the end of the departure hall curb side -- right before you go inside the building -- you get an unobstructed view of Terminal 4's B gates. Very good as you may be able to take shots with the JFK tower in the background.