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User currently offlineAnonymous From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (17 years 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 74 times:

Im going to be going to chicago next month, and im gonna spend some time at O'hare....Does anybody recommend some places for plane Viewing or Days of the week that are particularly busy??
Any help is greatly appreciated :)

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User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (17 years 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 74 times:

I don't live in the US but I think any day or any hour at O´hare are busy for sure ;)

Luis, Faro, Portugal

User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (17 years 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 74 times:

There's never at ime during the day when Chicago isn't busy. Whenever the nited fleet is out, the American fleet is in, and vice versa. That's the way it seems.

The way the gates are built, there are few really good places to spot for aircraft. The runways are so expansive that it's difficult to get good views of the aircraft as they land or takeoff. My personal favorite spot to watch is at the end of the L terminal. These are the Delta gates. The views of the runways aren't that good, but it provides great up-close views of the planes as they taxi to and from the north runways. Another fair place to view is from the end of the F termninal.

User currently offlineCool Cat IIIc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (17 years 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 74 times:

In passenger numbers, Chicago O'Hare has been surpassed by Atlanta in 1998. It was a close margin. Number three, quite a bit behind the first two, was LAX. London Heathrow was the busiest non-US airport, at no.4, right behind LAX.

Chicago, however, is still number one when it comes to aircraft movements. Altlanta follows it closesly and closely behind Atlanta again is DFW. LAX is number four with quite a gap behind the top three.

Source: Flight International 21-27 April '99