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Viewing Terrace At ZRH?  
User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3105 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Is the viewing terrace at ZRH still open to the public? I enjoyed being nose-to-nose with a JAL 744 one snowy afternoon several years ago....


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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

It looked open when I arrived last weekend, and since I've not heard an outcry of outrage here on a.net, I'd say it still is... and I'll be there either Saturday or Sunday... Big grin

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Frank



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

Couldn´t find how to switch to English, but here´s the official info in German:
http://www.flughafen-zuerich.ch/ZRH/...sen&ID_level1=6&ID_level2=17&a2=17

Terrace B:
Winter: 0900-1800h, 2 CHF, daily
Summer: 0800-2100h, 2 CHF, daily

Details for Terrace E: see website

-HT



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User currently offlineIwantaBBJ From Switzerland, joined Jun 2002, 777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1903 times:
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It's open, although the gates under it are not used anymore... Still good views to be had from up there!

Mike


User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3309 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1893 times:
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Quoting IwantaBBJ (Reply 3):
although the gates under it are not used anymore...

I rarely use ZRH, as I am always in the French part of the country. (as you saw in Geneva in July...) Why aren't the gates there used anymore? I did happen to use ZRH this summer when I flew home (we did GVA-ZRH-LHR-EWR in one day, so much fun) and from where I was inside the terminal it looked like the gates were being used unless my eyes were playing tricks on me and I thought I was somewhere else in the airport. It looked like the TG flight and the Singapore flights were operating out of there. I assumed it was the Viewing Terrace location because the last time I had been in ZRH, 4 years ago, the TG flight had been right under me and the Singapore had been on the opposite side of the same wing. When did they stop operations out of there, why, and is it scheduled to re-open in the future or not?

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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

it is still there. however, I doubt that you will see a JAL on a snowy day in ZRH this winter. since a few years they only have seasonal services into ZRH during summer schedule.

As it has been mentioned before, B Terminal isn't used for passenger services at the moment. But you can enjoy several aircrafts parked there, including the SAA 342 and some other planes.

I don't know if it still is, but there was also a terrace on the new E terminal.

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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

Quoting Swissgabe (Reply 5):
I don't know if it still is, but there was also a terrace on the new E terminal.

It is open only on Wednesday and on weekends. Access is by shuttle bus from terrace B (see URL in my reply #2, but only in german - maybe somebody finds the button to switch to english  Smile ).

Quoting Swissgabe (Reply 5):
As it has been mentioned before, B Terminal isn't used for passenger services at the moment. But you can enjoy several aircrafts parked there, including the SAA 342 and some other planes.

Also TG´s MD-11 used to be parked over there. On the other side of Terminal B smaller a/c by AF, LH and LO, ... are using remote stands.

Terminal B is closed (and its future still uncertain, IIRC) due to the fact that ZRH now has too many gates (after opening of Dock E and the reduced traffic after SR´s death).
-HT



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User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 4):
my eyes were playing tricks on me and I thought I was somewhere else in the airport. It looked like the TG flight and the Singapore flights were operating out of there


They park the planes there of most flights that arrive in the morning and leave in the night. (Asian flights or South African) They are used as parking. So they are used but no passenger walks into the fingerdocks. They tow it to midfield terminal E for these flights. (thanks to Mike for these infos back in august)

But I read somewhere around here that the gates at B will be reopened for use soon.

As for the viewing terrace, it's open and offers some nice views

[Edited 2005-10-06 22:37:45]


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User currently offline777klm From China, joined Apr 2005, 532 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

http://www.flughafen-zuerich.ch/ZRH/...evel3=28&t=Livestream-Webcam&a3=28
Check this out! It's not a viewing terrace but It's another kind of viewing a/c's!! Very Cool!



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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

The terrace B is open as it was. The gates B are not used (the nine airbridge gates) since the opening of Dock E though the terminal (Check-in and Arrival) is used heavily. Because of Switzerland joining the Schengen treaty there are plans to refurbish them and reopen in 2007 (read this thread: Zurich Airport Probably Reopens Dock B ). When you have time come to ZRH on a Wednesday or on Weekends and take the bus to terrace E. There you are within the traffic and you see almost all runways. Furthermore all wide-bodies are parked at the E-gates.

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