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HKG, BKK, HKT: Best Days For Spotting?  
User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3539 times:

I'm going to these three during this month and looking for the best day to go for spotting (infrequent visitors, cargo traffic...). Won't be in HKG for the A380 though.

Local spotters and others, feel free to post your opinions.  Smile

-Joge


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User currently offlineRogershen From China, joined Jun 2005, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3520 times:

For the best days in HKG, you may visit: http://www.hongkongairport.com/
for the flight info.


User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4753 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

BKK: All day long! But the new airport's so called viewing gallery is pretty much obscured by the building's design, not as fun as Don Muang.

HKT: Traffic is a little slow as you know, this is not a MAJOR international airport. Once in a while a heavy flies in from Australia (TG) and if you can get to the road that slopes upwards towards the control tower, you are in for some awesome spotting.



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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 2):
Once in a while a heavy flies in from Australia (TG)

Well all TG domestics are AB6/333/777/747 too apart from the last departure from BKK sometimes.



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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4753 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3500 times:

Oh yeah that's true... A lot of the BKK-HKT flights are an extension of an international flight of some sort so dont be surprised to see TG wide-bodies ALL DAY LONG.


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User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3491 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 2):
But the new airport's so called viewing gallery is pretty much obscured by the building's design

Ah, that's definitely bad news.  Sad

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 2):
if you can get to the road that slopes upwards towards the control tower

I've tried to find information on this, but haven't managed. As I've heard, however, that place should be no longer accessible. If so, I might just stick with the beach. Don't mind at all.  Big grin

I suppose the Russian charters haven't started their flights yet?

-Joge



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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4753 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3437 times:

Quoting Joge (Reply 5):
I've tried to find information on this, but haven't managed. As I've heard, however, that place should be no longer accessible. If so, I might just stick with the beach. Don't mind at all

If you search the database for plane photos in HKT, some of the more dramatic shots have been taken from that hill i mentioned. Send an instand message to the photographer and find out more. Otherwise, yeah, the beach will do just fine. If the approaches are for Rwy 09, you can pretend you are in St Maarten or something. If it is the opposite, you might as well not waste your time because by the time the aircraft rotates and lifts off rwy 27, it will be quite high up by the time they are overhead you on the beach.

Just a little present for you from my previous flight out of HKT...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/sirius_cruiser/phuket/100_7413.jpg

Cheers
Ryan



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User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3396 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 6):
Just a little present for you from my previous flight out of HKT...

Thanks for that!  Smile And thanks for all the info, of course.

I'll definitely have a look at the hill.

BTW, when was that picture taken? Part of the terminal seems to be under construction.

-Joge



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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4753 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3322 times:

The photo was taken in August this year.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/83686/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/83782/



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User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3309 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 8):

Nice reports! They remind me of my flights between SIN and CNX back in February this year. The service was... Well, what service?  tongue 

The good thing was, that even with the free seating I could get the seat I wanted, at the window in the aft half of the plane. All the rest passengers seemed to prefer having a seat as front as possible.

-Joge



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3299 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 8):
The photo was taken in August this year.

A Tiger's Growl: SIN-HKT (pics) (by Ryanair!!! Aug 14 2006 in Trip Reports)
A Tiger's Growl: HKT-SIN The Return (pics) (by Ryanair!!! Aug 15 2006 in Trip Reports)

Nice trip reports... Smile



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User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

http://the-wu.org/hkgspotting/

If you have any other Hong Kong spotting questions.


User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

Quoting N754PR (Reply 11):

Cool!

Dor tse!  Smile

-Joge



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