Mark5388916 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 377 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2458 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!
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ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5563 posts, RR: 38 Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2454 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"
Thomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2335 posts, RR: 29 Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2379 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
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2321 times:
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.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5563 posts, RR: 38 Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2214 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.