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Long Layovers On Purpose For Spotting  
User currently offlineJetpixx From St. Lucia, joined Jul 2004, 942 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

I am curious how many people have arranged their reservations online with lengthy layovers for spotting purposes. I know I have stayed over in SLC for at least three hours; ATL, IAD, etc. for the same reasons. Which airports are good for this kind of activity and what airports should you make a simple connection and move on?

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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3269 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

I scheduled my next trip to LGW via MSP, to make use of the Observation Area they have there. I have not decided how long I want to layover, it will be mighty cold in MSP when I travel in January.

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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9026 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

I have scheduled a few long layovers in ATL. Of course, most of it is to eat during meal times (I'm a pretty picky eater, and most fast food doesn't cut it for me -- too unhealthy), but I have had layovers where I combine my meal (normally at Chili's Too...spotting while eating...kill two birds with one stone), and then I walk around the terminal...E is always a stop, I will normally hit C as well (just to get more AirTran planes in my book...don't know why).


User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

I generally try to schedule long layovers (usually 3-4 hours) so I can take it easy during my layover, look around, and not have to worry about missing a connection. I've done longer layovers in ATL to explore the airport and eat, CVG since it's just a nice airport, KIX for the spotting, and ORD to look around and spot.

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