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Spotting At ZRH And FCO  
User currently offlineMark5388916 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 377 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2885 times:

I will be travelling to Rome, Italy with the Riverside Community College Marching Band this New year. I will be leaving LAX on the 26th of December and departing FCO on the 2nd of January. I will be travelling on LX 41 LAX-ZRH then LX 1732 ZRH-FCO. The return leg is LX 1735 FCO-ZRH lastly with LX 40 ZRH-LAX. I've been outside of the country last year when I went with my high school band to Paris last year through LHR so I've already learned a few lessons, but what should I know about those flights and spotting at ZRH and FCO. My time will probably be limited to in terminal viewing only, but I want to see as much as I can. Any suggestions for when I am in Rome? Thanks everyone for you help!

Mark


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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

In ZRH you will have to go onto the viewing terrace. The exit is at the check-in hall 2. When you have time take there also a bus tour. Learn more here:
http://www.zurich-airport.com/
Click on "Your visit"

[Edited 2007-11-20 16:51:21]

User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2387 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2806 times:

Both Rome and Zurich provide excellent airside views. In Zurich you will arrive/leave from/to LAX in E concourse and from/to Rome in A concourse. In both concourses, you have excellent views of all movements on the departures level after security. The same applies to Rome for the major part of all airside departure areas. There also is a restaurant upstairs from check-in that provides decent views.


Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlineMark5388916 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

Thanks to you both! Hopefully I will be able to have some time to check out that spotting spot. How is the duty free in ZRH? I take it that it is good.

Mark



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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2756 times:



Quoting Mark5388916 (Reply 3):
How is the duty free in ZRH? I take it that it is good.

There are many shops in the Airside Center. I think in comparison to many other airports it is good.


User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

Hi!

ZRH is always an excelent place to spot. You have also a nice cafeteria were you can have a drink and a light meal and you have the Aviation Shop with very good books, magazines and other aviation stuff! This is like ZRH said in Hall 2. The duty free in ZRH airport is also very nice and complete...and with excelent prices too!
The only think I miss is that there's not a lot of movement in the Terminal B like it used to be some years ago! I remember being there and seeing THAI MD11's, VASP MD11's too, Emirates. But still is a great place to be.
Regards


User currently offline777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

Hi Mark,

if you are looking for a FCO spotting guide... nothing can beat this one! (it's in Italian but there are a lot of pictures and maps clearly understandable).

http://www.aviazionecivile.com/spotit/guida_fco.pdf

password: aviazionecivile

Have a good spotting session in FCO!

Ciao


User currently offlineMark5388916 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

Thanks again everyone. One more question. Since my usual spot is here in the US I dont see much in the way of Russian aircraft. What are my chances of seeing say a TU-154 or something.

Mark



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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2641 times:



Quoting Mark5388916 (Reply 7):
Thanks again everyone. One more question. Since my usual spot is here in the US I dont see much in the way of Russian aircraft. What are my chances of seeing say a TU-154 or something.

Unfortunately in ZRH not too good. As I recall there is no scheduled TU-154 or 134 flight. Sometimes you have a chance to see an AN 124 here.


User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2621 times:



Quoting Mark5388916 (Reply 7):
Since my usual spot is here in the US I dont see much in the way of Russian aircraft. What are my chances of seeing say a TU-154 or something.

Rather slim at ZRH. There's the occasional Rossiya or Pulkovo TU154 around here, say once a month, but they're charters and impossible to predict.

Quoting CV990 (Reply 5):
The only think I miss is that there's not a lot of movement in the Terminal B like it used to be some years ago!

That's because Terminal B is currently closed  Wink In the mornings, you can get up close to TG's A346, MH's 772, SQ's 77W and some Swiss A343s, as they're always parked around Terminal B during idle time.


User currently offlineMark5388916 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Okay not a problem... one of these days I will see the A-124 when it swings by my local AFB (RIV), yea it happens....

Mark



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User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

If you want some tips for ZRH, try my site at www.dominguez-online.ch

Cheers



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User currently offlineMark5388916 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

Will do! Also question for when im in rome, where can I get stamps for post and how much do I need to mail a postcard form Italy to USA?

Mark



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